Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I've visited Shelburne Farms quite a few times over the past several years. But last week was the first time I've ever been to the 1,400-acre working farm and national historic landmark in winter.
Located on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne Farms was established in 1886 by William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb. Nearly a century later in the early 1970s, the estate became a non-profit education center open to the public.
Shelburne Farms hosts a variety of events and educational programs for children and adults. Visitors can also enjoy walking trails, tours, cheesemaking, a children's farmyard, as well as a restaurant and inn on the property.
I've spent many summer afternoons here enjoying various culinary festivals and special events, and visiting Shelburne Farms this time of year makes me long for summer. Still, there's something special about walking around in the snow at Shelburne Farms under a bluebird winter sky.
**If You Go: Shelburne Farms