Unknown Vermont

COVERED BRIDGE, VERMONT, RTE#30, JAN. '06 (BY FRED ABRAHAMS)

COVERED BRIDGE, VERMONT, RTE#30, JAN. ’06 (BY FRED ABRAHAMS)

The stereotypical impression non-Vermontians have of our fair state is that it’s a place of green mountains and maple syrup. However, as I am always trying to point out in my blog posts, Vermont is so much more than pancake topping.

Vermont is the birthplace of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and as was mentioned in my last post, the beloved Grandma Moses. Also mentioned last month: Robert Frost took much of his inspiration from our beautiful way of life?

OK, it’s true, another icon of Vermont is the covered bridge. Why fight it? It’s true, and something we are so proud of that we even have a covered bridge museum. Come visit and learn everything there is to know about covered bridges at the Bennington Center for the Arts.

Do you like prestige or antique cars? Then you will love Bennington’s antique car museum, located in a truck garage. There is also a car supply store and an old fashioned (Sunoco) pump.

The man who first warned the world about climate change was born in Woodstock, Vermont. George Perkins Marsh was a US diplomat, philologist, and most likely the country’s first environmentalist. Learn about this incredible man at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock.