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    Question Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury

    Howdy,

    Does anyone have anything bad to say about the Ben and Jerry's tour in Waterbury?

    I'm not planning on resupplying in Waterbury, as of now, but am thinking of stepping off Trail for the factory tour, since it's such a unique opportunity. I figure it'll take a half day, all told, like a long resupply stop.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Brian

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    ***Sorry, I should add that this will be during a sobo section hike from the northern terminus to Rutland/Rt4.

    Brian

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    I wish we had gone on the tour - it's unlikely that we'll get back to Waterbury any time soon

    Resupply in Waterbury was pretty nice - best small grocery store we found on the trail - and there are some excellent places to eat and to stay, in case you want to make an overnight stop out of it.
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    I did the tour back a while ago (late 90's). I liked it and their ice cream is awesome. I haven't been there lately so I'm not sure what has changed or not.

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    I loved it.

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    it's meh and far away from the LT crossing of US2.

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    I've tried twice to take the tour and both times the lines were so long we decided against it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafe View Post
    I've tried twice to take the tour and both times the lines were so long we decided against it.
    rafe, what times of year were those two visits?

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    I've been on it a couple of times. The last time, my group was small (maybe 20 or so), so when we got to the end where the samples are given out, they had a tray with probably 50 or 60 small sample cups with different ice cream flavors. Some people only had one but, hey, they were just sitting there melting so I must have had five.

    While there, visit the "Flavor Graveyard" near the parking lot. It's where they have headstones for the flavors that were tried and subsequently retired. When you read some that were only in production for a short time, it makes you wonder what they were thinking when they came up with those flavors.

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    More fun in Waterbury.....the HQ of Green Mountain Club.
    Order your copy of the Appalachian Trail Passport at www.ATPassport.com

    Green Mountain House Hostel
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    http://www.greenmountainhouse.net

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    Been There, I wish I didn't go! It was a waste of time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seminoles View Post
    Been There, I wish I didn't go! It was a waste of time!
    Why'd you think so seminoles?
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    Done it a bunch of times. Loved it. If you have the chance, go for it.

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