Vermont

    The Old Round Church in Richmond, Vermont

    4/01/15 •

    The Old Round Church in Richmond, Vermont is a lovely landmark and may have been the first community church in the country. Representatives of five Protestant congregations built the structure as a community house of worship in 1812-13. Legend has it that 17 men worked on it — one for each of the 16 sides,…

    Old Red Mill Museum in Jericho, Vermont: In Wilson Bentley's Honor

    12/29/15 •

    During a vacation in New England, my husband and I drove to Jericho, Vermont to visit a museum honoring the town’s favorite son, Wilson Bentley, the man who discovered that no two snowflakes are alike. In 1885, “Snowflake” Bentley was the first person to photograph a snowflake. He pioneered the art of photomicrography and spent…

    American Museum of Fly-Fishing in Manchester, Vermont

    11/11/13 •

    While I was driving through the town of Manchester, Vermont last summer, a quaint house sporting a salmon weather vane and a hand-carved fish over the doorway caught my eye. Taking the bait, I stopped and stumbled across the American Museum of Fly-Fishing. I expected to stay for a few minutes, but I browsed for…

    Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont: An Unusual Local Attraction

    12/10/12 •

    as the rest of Barre, I can’t wait to visit again! Before You Visit Barre is in central Vermont, about 7 miles southeast of Montpelier, the state capital. To learn more, call the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce at 1-802/229-5711. For more information about Hope Cemetery, visit the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce Website and…

    Derby Line, Vermont: Stand in Two Countries At the Same Time

    9/25/12 •

    The scenic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is full of backroads surprises, like the Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line. It straddles the U.S./Canada border, so you can actually stand in two countries at the same time! Nowadays, all buildings in Derby Line must be at least 20 feet from the border. But…

    Vermont Country Store in Weston: Founded in 1946

    10/06/16 •

    Poking around in country stores was a highlight of our recent trip through Vermont, and my husband and I found the granddaddy of them all in tiny Weston — the Vermont Country Store, established in 1946. Operated by the same family for four generations, its roots actually date back to 1827, when the town’s first…