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Waterfalls and Jewels along the Way

Vermont Adventures: Leaf Peeping is such fun!

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Stowe, Vermont is a hustlin', bustlin' kind of town. Felt very artsy and eclectic. The place we are staying tonight is so far the opposite. It butts up against a state park and the first thing I was told is make sure all your doors and windows are locked since the bears like to come visiting every night. We are in a cute little bed and breakfast called The White Horse and it is so far out that restaurants don't deliver. We ate lunch in town so we are good for the night. But I have gotten ahead of myself. We started the day with some low lying fog and we wondered if it would mar our leaf peeping today. But it didn't last long.

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The first part of our adventure was to visit a local waterfall called Moss Glen Waterfall. It was in a very rustic state park but we didn't have trouble finding it. We started back in and saw a little rippling over some rocks and I thought, oh bother, what if this is it? But was I in for a sight. We walked farther and we could start to hear it. The path stopped at an opening that led down into the river bed. Then Wynn saw another path winding up higher through the trees so he climbed up and told me to come, it was worth the slippery path. I pulled myself up and was rewarded with a beautiful sight. Glen Moss Waterfall was a great way to start our day.

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So now our plan was to head off to Waterbury, VT. We had 2 things on our list and we already knew that Ben and Jerry's was closed. We couldn’t even get in the drive to take proper pics because they were demo-ing the driveway. Is that a word??

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We did see some pretty scenery along the way.
And we did find the Cold Hollow Cider Mill and what a fun place to shop and snack. The press was not in operation today but they had a lot of freshly pressed cider and it was so cold and so good! There were a couple of enemy buses that beat us there, but we made it through the line pretty quickly. Of course we bought some Vermont maple syrup along with some cider and cider donuts (what they are most famous for)

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Then we drove along hwy 100 again and arrived in Burlington,VT right on the shores of Lake Champlain. I think I remember reading that it is the 6th largest fresh water lake in USA…not sure if that's accurate.🤪 There we’re a couple of beautiful old bridges on the way.

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We wanted to see the waterfront and maybe take a bike ride along the coast. Wynn had gotten all the directions and we were excited to do around a 15 mile ride. Well we pulled into the parking lot and the path was closed, under construction. We were disappointed. I did not want to work my way through the busy streets again. So we decided to drive to the end of our path and see if we could work our way backwards until the path closed. What we found instead was a jewel that God gave us.

Here is a summary of the ride from Brenda’s viewpoint (B) and Wynn’s viewpoint (W):
(B) We would not have seen this part of the ride…we pulled into Airport Park and found a trail that went across a causeway until the road actually just came to an end. (W) Road conditions were crushed limestone but generally smooth. (B) It was soooo beautiful. (W) We had a tailwind on the way out but a stiff headwind on the return. (B) The path was long and straight and water was on both sides. We could see mountains on either side of us as well. (W) The ride was 8 miles and took a little less than an hour. (B) I stopped to take pics along the way of islands, mountains, waves and selfies. Like I said, it was beautiful! (W). Like she said, it was beautiful!!

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The end of the road…stop or end up in the drink!

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We loaded back up our bikes and decided to catch some Applebee’s at 2pm since we knew there was not much in eating out where we were headed. Then it was time to get to our next destination, The White Horse Bed and Breakfast. And that is where I started this writing…we have a cute room, on the small side, but more than sufficient. And there is a lovely sitting room with freshly baked cookies and the setting is so quiet. Plus we get a full breakfast buffet here. All of the places so far that posted they had free breakfast have pared it down to prepackaged muffins, some breakfast bars and sometimes a little fruit. I've been sticking with my fuelings, but poor Wynn. Tomorrow we finally get the real deal.
So you can bet that we will be partaking. Here are a couple pics of our little room. I feel like I am staying in Mom Gerber's pink room…

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As for tonight we are going to catch up on some reading and watch for bears. Tomorrow we will be on the search for waterfalls again. Til then…

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Posted by brendagerber07 18:51 Archived in USA

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Those pictures with the mist/fog hanging low are absolutely gorgeous! And we love that you are working in bike rides in so many fun places!

We may well keep track of your itinerary since we are hoping to make a similar trip next fall😊

by Sue

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