I am going to Boston in mid Oct and want to do a side trip with my wife to the AT. This will have to be a day hike, so I am looking for a 8 mile or so loop with one drive day of Boston. A nice town nearby would be a added bonus. My wife would like a nice bed and breakfast after a day hike. I was thinking of Strafford Mountain(sp?) in Vermont as one option. Any suggestions appreciated.