Vermont is super any time of year, but fall is really pretty. The Shelburne Museum near Burlington is a must-see for any quilter or lover of history. There are plenty of quaint towns well worth seeing but they off the main highways. Make sure to make room reservations because that is "peak season" in New England. It's smart to locate a few places as a base to take day trips from rather than change lodging daily. I love the beaches in Rhode Island as well as in Maine.