Vermont’s four-mile River Road is a don’t-miss. This dirt byway parallels the Ottauquechee River between Woodstock and Quechee — perfect for an afternoon outing. Often, you’re so close to the water it feels as if you’re on a boat. See fish rising and swallows swooping. Look for the old cemetery, the covered bridge, and the turn-off to a farm where you’ll find cheese and maple syrup made on site.