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      Laura Beckwith

      Covered Bridges Galore (103 of them in Vermont!)

      Covered Bridges Galore (103 of them in Vermont!)

      In Vermont, we love our #coveredbridges. They are beautiful reminders of the richness of New England’s built history and each bridge is unique, built to fit a particular setting, a particular spot on a river. While there are numerous books on covered bridges (a couple of our favorites are Eric Sloan’s American Barns and Covered Bridges and New England Covered Bridges, A Comprehensive Guide by Benjamin Evans), we should not have been surprised to find a wonderful website called “Nature Notes” with fantastic section on covered bridges, sortable by state. You can see in an instant that Vermont has 103 of them. There are 5 in our home county (Bennington County) and 7 in our neighboring county to the north (Rutland County). There is a link to each bridge.

      The website is a wonderful resource with great photos and a quick history on each one. We encourage all New England lovers (and bridge devotees of any kind) to spend some time perusing the site. Then go online to The Northshire Bookstore and buy one of the books so you have a complete Covered Bridge education (you’ll be the hit of your next cocktail party!).

       

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        Dorset: 9th of 24 Top New England Towns!

        Dorset: 9th of 24 Top New England Towns!

        We’re delighted to see that Dorset is listed on Buzzfeed’s list of 24 towns you absolutely, positively must visit in New England! We’re proud to be associated with such classics as Castine and Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor, ME, as well as Newport and Block Island, RI.

        Number 1 on the list is our fellow Vermont town, Woodstock, and it’s not too far away from us. So come stay over in Dorset, and take a day trip to Woodstock and the other classic Vermont town listed, Grafton. One other Vermont “town” made the list of 24, too: Montpelier, our state capital, and the smallest state capital in the nation! There is a lot that’s interesting and beautiful here. Indeed, we wish Buzzfeed had chosen slightly better Dorset photos. Come check us out and see how pretty and fun it is here for yourself!

         

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          The Best IS Right Here!

          The best IS right here!

          If you love snowy romantic walks, hot toddies by the fireplace, speeding down mountains on sticks or boards, snowshoeing the backwoods, or just watching the icicles while enjoying a delicious meal in one of our many fine restaurants— we have the place for you!

          Come exploring and we’ll help you find a piece of Vermont to call your own. We know this area in every season and we can tell you about all it has for you and your family. Ask about our phenomenal schools—with top test scores plus a half day off each week in winter to learn to ski! That’s the lifestyle you want, isn’t it?

           

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