Holiday Inn Albany

205 Wolf Road, Albany, New York, 12205, United States
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ALBANY TO VERMONT

by LHOTSE

Can anyone tell me the easiest way to drive from Albany,NY to Burlington,VT? I'm planning to fly into Albany then rent a car to Burlington. I've never been to this part of the country before. Any advice would be welcome. Thank-you.

Re: ALBANY TO VERMONT

by dnwitte

Take the Northway (Interstate 87) straight North from Albany. You can either drive all the way to the Canadian border and cross into Vermont at Rouse's point and then drive back south into Burlington, or use your map to get from the Northway to either Essex or Port Kent, both on Lake Champlain, and both with ferry service to Vermont. (I can do this in my sleep, but unfortunately haven't memorized exit numbers.)
The Port Kent Ferry takes longer but drops you right in Burlington. The Essex ferry is quicker but makes you drive a good hour north from Charlotte to Burlington. (BTW, Charlotte is pronounced "SherLOTT")Depending on the season it can be a very pleasant drive. Lake Champlain ferry schedules are accessible online.
If you don't want to pay for the ferry, there's a bridge from Crown Point New York to Chimney point Vermont, where you can swing north to Burlington.

Re: Re: ALBANY TO VERMONT

by soccergrrl

Depending on the season, you might consider crossing over to Route 9N too. That will take you up along Lake George in NY, which is beautiful. However, in the winter it can be snowy/icy/foggy and in the summer it is bumper-to-bumper traffic through the lakeside resort villages. (9N will take you to Crown Point where, as dnwitte said, you can cross the bridge.)

Re: Re: ALBANY TO VERMONT

by LHOTSE

Thanks so much for the information. I'm planning this trip for early May. Could you give me an idea of the time frame for this drive if I don't take the ferry? thanks again.

Re: ALBANY TO VERMONT

by ChiOBambi

I've taken the Port Kent ferry and that wasn't so bad. It does drop you right into the town of Burlington.

Brush up on the history of the mythical Lake Champlain resident named Champ. It's a pretty interesting story.

I think you'll like Burlington. It's a college town that fairly eclectic.

Bambi

Re: Re: ALBANY TO VERMONT

by wctryltd

i'd go albany - whitehall NY (southern end of the lake) then to Rt 7 in middlebury - then up from there. Rt 7 in that part of the world is pretty - the ferries are a great way to go - but if you don't time it right you end up having to wait for the next one - adding some time to the trip.

I have taken a very small ferry (total crossing distance on the order of 1/4 mile) that goes from ticonderoga across to Vt - this ferry is run separate from the larger commercial ones - and runs along a cable that lies just under the water's surface. The short distance means that you never have to wait very long - and there is a quaint general store on the VT side of the crossing.

Once in Burlington check out "O" - a very cool eatery right on the lake.

have fun.
-bill

Re: Re: ALBANY TO VERMONT

by soccergrrl

May is a great time to go--you'll be past blackfly season and mud season! It can still get pretty cool, but you're more likely to find the weather sunny and warm. Burlington is a fun town and the beautiful Vermont countryside is just a short drive away.

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Areas to live NEAR Albany

by lhaun1973

I grew up in Clifton Park, NY, which is about 20 min. south of Albany and loved it. It is quiet, but developed and has one of the best schools in the area (Shenendehowa Central). Very safe community and great for the children! Lark Fest!

Want a little piece of Albany...

by ranting

Want a little piece of Albany history - go to the Visitors Center for maps and tour info. If old houses are your thing - Albany hosts 2 mansions - Ten Broek and Schyuler Mansions. Both are easy to locate, inexpensive to visit, quick to peruse and nicely maintained.

Tulip Fest

by FancyShoes

You simply can't miss one of the most beautiful and simply fun festivals in the whole state!

Albany celebrates its Dutch Heritage with the Tulip Fest in May, a three day event. The beauty of thousands of brightly colored tulips (my favorite flower) thickly covering Washington Park is enough of a draw for me, but there are plenty of events at this festival to attract more than just tulip-lovers.

There are multiple stages with musical performances, activities for kids, lots of food and local art, and of course, the crowning of the Tulip Queen and the royal court's subsequent luncheon and ball.

Simply too gorgeous for words. If you miss the Fest, at least get yourself to the park sometime before June to catch the tulips in their prime!

Capital of New York

by Bwana_Brown

I have had a number of meetings in Albany in the last few years, including Sept/02, March/03, March/04 and now April/04. Since these are business trips, I usually have very little spare time to seek out the main attractions of the city. Consequently, this page mostly contains my impressions of things that I have seen or done quite fleetingly! My usual method of getting to Albany is to fly to Montreal and then use a rental car for the 3.5 hour drive south through the Adirondack Mountains (on our first trip though, my wife and I drove across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to get there by way of Lake Placid). From the two brief visits that I did have to downtown Albany, I was impressed by the architecture that I saw! Also, on this latest April/04 trip, there appears to be some very interesting places to visit not too far away as well. The opening photo shows a very impressive and deceptively huge building located in front of the State Capital building (which was under extensive renovation with scaffoldings when I was there in April, 2004).

I had another short stay in Albany, mid-November, 2004. I was flying through from one meeting in Kansas City, Missouri and heading west of Albany, to Cooperstown, NY, for another meeting before heading home.

A closer look at some of the detailed carving on the State Education building!

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Address: 205 Wolf Road, Albany, New York, 12205, United States