Hello to all on this rainy Friday pre Thanksgiving weekend in New England. I wanted to update my bucket list by mentioning that I did hit five of my Vermont "bucket to dos" this past season and it was great to visit all these new places! I was not able to hit the Danville Corn Maze, the Lavender Essentials Farm in Derby, or the Nichols Ledge hike but will hopefully do so next fall. This winter I am going to work on my Vermont Hiking Bucket List
so stay tuned!
First of all, King Arthur Flour
was certainly a nice stop on my way up to Vermont this past September. My only regret was not to stay there longer and see all the goings on. I had a delicious lunch on some great bread! I headed next to Farmway
and was very impressed with the quality of the clothing lines they carried. If I were to live in Vermont, I would get all my outdoor gear there. The selection was outstanding. I never got my overalls because they didn't have my size, oh well! Brownington Village was simply gorgeous, it was like a step back in time. I stayed right in town and first off, went to the Prospect Hill Viewing tower
for views of Lake Mempremagog and the Willoughby Gap. The views up there were amazing and I had the tower to myself. The walk up to the tower was peaceful and at the top, looking down into the village was sweet!
One of the highlights of my trip was to go to Dog Mountain Fall Festival
in St. J's and it did not disappoint. I made a separate post on the forum and will link it here. I was brought to tears as I expected. If it were not for the huge show of frolicking dogs all over the place for the festival, I would have left very sad after leaving my notes of love for my dogs who have passed away. I hope you all can go there at some point. It is soul stirring.
Lastly, I checked off number five on the bucket list with the trip to the Hillstead Farm Brewery
which we loved! What a place! And what a great vibe! I am convinced this is the most happening brewery in Vermont and we lucked out with absolutely no crowds whatsoever and parking was a breeze. I saw on a Vermont based Instagram that their "brewery dog" had passed away and I'm certain we saw him there outside.
I will continue to add to my Vermont bucket list soon. One of them will be the Rock of Ages Quarry which I will add to this post shortly.
As always, feel free to comment or add your own bucket list and why you would love to go there! CT