Bethel Mountain Road between the towns of Rochester and Bethel is open year-round. The road, which climbs to more than 2,000 feet and connects Routes 100 and 12, offers views of the Connecticut River Valley and the Green Mountains.
I normally don't drive solo in my 2003 Subaru over steep mountain roads. But recently I decided to make the trek over Bethel Mountain Road by myself. When I pulled over to take this photo near the summit, I was a little nervous. My car has 137,000 miles on the odometer, and I have an occasional fear of heights. I'm also a slow driver, so the thought of descending down the mountain was slightly nerve-wracking.
Given that combination, I didn't get to enjoy the views as much as I had hoped. I caught a glimpse of Killington to the south and the river valley towns to the east. From what I could see, it all looked beautiful.
But next time I'm going to ask Dave to drive.
**If You Go: Town of Rochester