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    Default Winooski Bridge Relocation

    Does anyone know when the trail location north of the Winooski bridge will be completed? I plan a NOBO E2E that will end around the 4th of July (2015). I was also curious whether one can hitchhike on Rt 2 to Waterbury for resupply, or is this more of an interstate where hitching is prohibited?

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    One can hitch on Duxbury Rd, though it took us about 40 minutes to get a ride. At that time Rt 2 was under construction, though, and Duxbury had perhaps more than the usual traffic.

    Waterbury was a great overnight stop for us. The small market downtown was the best of the trip, and there a several excellent restaurants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcranky View Post
    One can hitch on Duxbury Rd, though it took us about 40 minutes to get a ride. At that time Rt 2 was under construction, though, and Duxbury had perhaps more than the usual traffic.

    Waterbury was a great overnight stop for us. The small market downtown was the best of the trip, and there a several excellent restaurants.
    And some of the best beer on tap found anywhere. Check out the 'Prohibition Pig.'

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    Official opening of the bridge, and presumably the trail connections on either side, is June 13, so you're clear for July. Hitching on Route 2 will give you more traffic than Duxbury road. Route 2 is a 2-lane highway parallel to the interstate, no problem walking or hitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imscotty View Post
    And some of the best beer on tap found anywhere. Check out the 'Prohibition Pig.'
    Yes, and The Reservoir. I think between the two we tasted about 20 different VT craft beers. As noted, it's some of the best I've had anywhere.

    I did find it amusing that Pro Pig specializes in North Carolina barbecue.
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