Chrys and I spent five days in Vermont this October (with a quick trip up to Montreal). If you’re asking yourself “Why Vermont?,” you’ve probably never been. It’s absolutely beautiful. The people are so welcoming. The craft beer scene is booming. Hard cider is being perfected. Cheese. And maple syrup. Lots and lots of maple syrup. “Get to the pictures!”, you say? Here ya go. A combination of photos from our digital camera and cell phones, taken by me and my husband.
Diligently planning our weekend at Penny Cluse Cafe, so delicious!!
First adventure– The Lake Champlain Bike Trail
It picked up right outside of our Air BnB house. The hosts had bikes for us to borrow… it was perfect!
Even the graffiti has foliage… On our last day, we walked the upper part of the trail. In season, there is a bike ferry that takes you across a break in the trail, crossing the water. It’s pretty amazing being in the middle of this enormous lake, looking at New York, the Adirondack Mountains, snow capped peaks, and windmills.
A quick trip over to Shelburne Farms. Take the tour, it’s completely worth it, this place is amazing in so many ways.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. That means learning that links knowledge, inquiry, and action to help students build a healthy future for their communities and the planet. Our home campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.
We ventured over to Stowe and much to our delight, it began to snow. The first snow of the season. Unfortunately, they closed the gondola to the top of the mountain just as we arrived. We were unable to hike the mountain, big bummer. We look forward to visiting again…
Unable to hike the mountain, we checked our handy dandy guide book, and decided to check out Moss Glen Falls. It was worth it…
Obvious rule breakers…
Bye bye Vermont, we’re exCIDERed to have seen all you had to offer… until next time!
Peace, love, and maple syrup,