Bennington County

  • A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive
    A Scenic Climb Up Equinox Skyline Drive

    -My husband taking in the view at Equinox Skyline Drive Of all of the mountains in Vermont, Mount Equinox is the one I cherish the most. My childhood home in Manchester was located at the base of the mountain, and I spent countless hours admiring Equinox's dramatic...

  • Scenes from Manchester Village

    [caption id="attachment_1418" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester Village.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1421" align="aligncenter" width="478"] First Congregational Church on Main Street.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1422" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Courthouse in Manchester Village.[/caption]   **If You Go: Map ...

  • Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland
    Chiselville Covered Bridge in Sunderland

    The Chiselville Covered Bridge, built in 1870, spans the Roaring Branch on Sunderland Hill Road in Sunderland. Vermont has about 100 covered bridges, and this Bennington County bridge is one that I always remember in particular. It must be the sign at the entrance: "One Dollar...

  • Falconry Lessons in Manchester
    Falconry Lessons in Manchester

    Dave recently took falconry lessons in Manchester at the British School of Falconry. The lesson was a Christmas present I gave him last year (he’s hard to buy for and I must admit, this was one of my better gifts). During his beginner falconry lessons in...

  • Back to the Peru Fair
    Back to the Peru Fair

    On Saturday Dave and I are going to the Peru Fair, which is my favorite fall event in Vermont. The fair, held on Main Street in the small town of Peru, features artists, musicians, performers and a wildly popular pig roast (the fair's logo is...

  • The Bennington Old First Church and Cemetery, Part II
    The Bennington Old First Church and Cemetery, Part II

    Dave and I were in Bennington over the weekend and stopped by The Bennington Old First Church and cemetery where Robert Frost is buried. I was traveling solo last week when I visited the church and knew it was a place Dave would also love...

  • The Old First Church in Bennington
    The Old First Church in Bennington

    On a recent morning I visited The Old First Church in Bennington, the first church in Vermont to reflect the separation of church and state. The church, built in the early 1800s, includes a beautiful cemetery where Robert Frost is buried. My favorite detail about this...

  • Hapgood Pond in Peru
    Hapgood Pond in Peru

    I was 14 when I first visited Hapgood Pond in Peru on a hot summer day in June 1985. My friend Katie invited me to spend the afternoon at this beautiful spot in the Green Mountain National Forest. Like typical young teenagers, we spent hours gossiping,...

  • Hiking to Lye Brook Falls
    Hiking to Lye Brook Falls

    It takes a little bit of time and effort to see Lye Brook Falls in Manchester. While visiting southern Vermont over the weekend, Dave and I took an impromptu hike to the 125-foot waterfall located deep in woods of the Green Mountain National Forest. Even though...

  • Lazy Days at The Dorset Quarry
    Lazy Days at The Dorset Quarry

    This summer I'm looking forward to spending some time at the Dorset Quarry. Mined in 1785, the Dorset Quarry on Route 30 in Dorset is the oldest marble quarry in the United States. It's now a popular swimming hole for locals and visitors in southern...