My family and I took a road trip to New England the first week of July. We drove 4,400 miles roundtrip in about ten days. Because the purpose of the trip was so my son could attend a wedding in Portland, Maine, fly-fishing took a backseat. But we did make several stops at historic fly-fishing places.
The major fly-fishing locations we visited were: White River Junction, Vermont; Rangeley, Maine; L. L. Bean at Freeport, Maine; and Orvis and the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont.
On the way, the major rivers we crossed included the Mississippi, White River in Indiana, Mad River in Ohio, Erie Canalway in New York, Mohawk River in New York, Hudson River in New York, Battenkill River in Vermont and New York, White River in Vermont, Connecticut River in Vermont and New Hampshire, Androscoggin River in New Hampshire and Maine, Merrimack River in New Hampshire, Kennebec River in Maine, Penebscot River in Maine, and the Machias River in Maine.
Other major water bodies we saw included: Lake Erie in New York, Lake Ontario in New York, Rangeley Lakes in Maine, Frenchman Bay in Maine, and the Bay of Funday in Maine.
Of mountain scenery, we drove across New York on I-90 between the Catskills and the Adirondacks and experienced the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. All are impressive ranges.
The surprise of the trip had to be a stop at the President Calvin Coolidge Education Center in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. Paul and I spent an hour going through the visitor’s center, and there was an entire room devoted to his fly-fishing memorabilia. We all enjoyed spending the morning at the historic village.
I put together just the fly-fishing related photos from the trip. I hope you enjoy them.
P.S. I forgot to add this photo of the Battenkill near Manchester to the collection. The river is much prettier from here upstream. (Click to enlarge)
© 2012, Scott Branyan