If you like maple syrup, craft beer, rugged mountains and forests, picturesque small towns, real farm-to-table eating, or cultural liberalism, Vermont is the place. Here are a few pictures from my trip to the state two weeks ago:
Hiking around Kent Pond, Killington, VT. The sun kept hiding behind clouds and coming out again, creating a dark, gloomy forest alternating with brilliant golden dapples of light.
Thundering Brook Falls, Killington, VT. A pleasant short walk. Panoramic view.
My son is a natural mountain climber. He made the trip to the top of Mt. Mansfield (in a backpack carrier) and had a blast the whole time.
The Colchester Causeway, an old railway line converted into a walking and biking trail on Lake Champlain.
Giant public mural at the Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, VT. It’s hard to see him from this perspective, but Bernie is in the mural about halfway down.