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Jul 21, 2016 - Covered Bridges and Balloons

We took a short ride up the Ottauquechee River Valley to look at some covered bridges. The first one we came to was the Taftsville Covered Bridge. It's the last of a series of bridges that was built in this location to provide early residents of Taftsville a crossing of the river. It was built in 1836 and is one of the oldest of nearly 100 covered bridges in the state. We moved upstream to the village of Woodstock and had lunch at Bentley's Restaurant located in an old hotel. After lunch we strolled around town for Sue to get in some...

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Aug 26, 2013 - Quechee Gorge and Woodstock

We had a great Saturday at Quechee Gorge and Woodstock, Vermont. We did a short hike at the Gorge. Richard and I had been there before, but Rich, Brenda, and Logan had not. After that we went to the town of Woodstock. It is most definitely one of my favorite Vermont villages. The architecture is beautiful and so many quiant shops to browse through!!! If you are thinking of taking a Vermont trip, this town should be on your stops. Of course we had to stop at one of the stores that carries Cabot cheese and have some samples. We then headed to...

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C.O.W Travels

Jul 12, 2013 - Woodstock, Vermont

Today the five of us took off to do some touring around the area. Our first stop was breakfast at Dana's by the Gorge. Another great breakfast. We then walked across the street to the Visitor's Center and then went to the Quechee Gorge Overlooks that was just down the street. They call it "Vermont's Grand Canyon". We have seen it before but it is worth seeing again. The view is fantastic. Next we went to Simon Pearce Glassworks. We had been here on the Fall Foliage Caravan in 2010. They have beautiful glassware that they blow right there....

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May 29, 2013 - Home to maple leaf syryp

We've travelled up into the mountains today and are staying in Woodstock,Vermont. The roads have been long and straight with not many cars today. The area is highly forested and you can imagine the colours in the autumn. We've visited a maple syryp farm today and see how they turn the sap from the trees into maple leaf syryp that is yummy on pancakes,picked up some supplies as you do rude not too!! We also visited a rescue sanctuary for eagles and hawks.

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Sep 1, 2012 - Vermont

We drove through Vermont with a smile almost the entire time we were here. It is incredibly beautiful, so mountainous, trees everywhere, charming villages, and winding roads …just so incredible. We loved it, can you tell? The towns are small, but very picturesque. All the homes are old, original and some were down right breathtaking. We loved the town of Woodstock the best. Considered one of the most beautiful small towns in America. We have to agree. We walked through the Woodstock Inn and pretended we were rich and should be there, no one...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Aug 26, 2012 - Billings Farm and Museum

Today we went to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, a living farm dating back to 1871. It is down near Woodstock, VT. It has a marvelous museum telling about the different types of farming in past rural Vermont; produce, dairy, logging, maple syrup, sheep and more. There was an excellent film telling of the history of the farm and how Laurance and Mary Rockefeller left it to the National Park Service with the promise it would continue to be run as a living farm as an example for future generations. It was the first...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Summer RV Trip to New England - (Woodstock, VT)

Vermont has been hard for us – we were not sure what we wanted to see. We selected this spot because of it’s closeness to several classic New England and Vermont towns. We thought that visiting here would finally give us a good feel for the state. From the Quechee Gorge area, we discovered we could see several of the classic towns, several of the covered bridges and even catch a visit to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. This was our task for today. We got on the road by 10:00 AM and followed a suggested loop from one...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Summer RV Trip to New England - (Woodstock, VT)

Today’s drive is very short as most New England states are small and it is not too far from New Hampshire to Vermont. Our destination is the Quechee Gorge State Park close to Woodstock, VT – from Woodstock, NH to Woodstock, VT. 110717-01-Woodstock, VT - Quechee State Park - Site 13 The GPS steered us a little wrong in finding the Park but we easily recovered using the directions in Trailer Life. What a surprise this campground was – although no hookups, the individual sites are very large and very private. The main point of interest is the...

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Jul 12, 2008 - Stowe, VT

On Wednesday, we drove from Grand Isle, VT to Stowe, VT. Along the way, we stopped in Burlington, VT … a very cool place: the waterfront on Lake Champlain, the University of Vermont, Church Street pedestrian mall, and beautiful old mansions. We had hoped to ride or run on the Island Line Trail, a great Rails-to-Trails project, but it didn’t work out … maybe next time. In Stowe, we visited the Trapp Family Lodge, the home of the musical family who were the inspiration behind the “Sound of Music” movie/musical. Also, we ran twice on their...

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Jun 4, 2008 - Woodstock & Quechee Gorge Village In Vermont

This morning we drove 90 miles to stay at the Quechee Pine Valley KOA near White River Junction. When we vacationed in this area in 1998 we stayed at a nice bed and breakfast in Woodstock and it was fun seeing the town again. It is a pretty little town. We camped at the KOA and then went over to the Queechee Gorge Village and wandered around a little. By the time we went to bed my back (Mary) was starting to ache but I hoped that it would be better in the morning. I think it just hasn't been enjoying all the driving time.

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Our 2008 Travels

Oct 16, 2007 - Woodstock - The pressure builds...

Somewhere along the way, we both realize that we are no longer just on a road trip to the East Coast. We are on an adventure. Maybe memories shorten as one gets older, but somehow this adventure feels like one of the best each of us has ever had. We drive to Hanover, New Hampshire from our home base in Woodstock Vermont. Hanover is home to Dartmouth University, as well as the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, which is a nationally ranked academic medical center. The town has a population of approximately 11,000, and is one of the small...

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Oct 15, 2007 - Leaf Peeping in Vermont

101507 Today dawned clear and cool but thanks be, no rain!! We had gotten directions from Bob (Rob's father) for a good place to go in Vermont to look at the foliage (what there was left), so we decided to do this today. It is a couple of hours drive north to a place called Queechee Gorge. The nearest town is Woodstock (not the Woodstock of '60's fame). Queechee Gorge is not as big as the Grand Canyon, but it was very pretty. Woodstock is your prototype small and picturesque New England town and even has a covered bridge. You will see some...

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