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South Burlington

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  • Day43

    Burlington, Vermont

    September 25, 2014 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Left Boston with instructions on how to get out of the city but, as usual, they weren't clear and we took a wrong lane and ended up in Cambridge and had to double back. Once we got on the freeway it was great - four lanes for miles and smooth driving all the way. The fall leaves are on the turn and all
    along most of the trip we saw lots of yellow, gold and red. We are now officially known as "Leaf Peepers" - the name they give people who come here to see the fall (autumn) leaves. Some sections were a blaze of colour and you can just see the hills starting to change colour in the distance in places. It's easy to see what a beautiful sight it must be when they all change. Made great time to Burlington - only took about 3 1/2 hours. Fantastic hotel with large suite and lots of room to spread out. As we had made such good time decided to go to Shelburne Farms today. We did the guided tour for almost two hours. The farm is now a National Historic site and is absolutely stunning. It's a working farm and is now operated by a not-for-profit organisation working at being environmentally sustainable. It also has an Education Centre that operates within the farm. An organic bakery operates within the grounds and the farm makes its own cheese, which is delicious. The views from various places on the farm, across Lake Champlain to the Adirondacks, were beautiful. It's easy to see why the family who lived here over a century ago didn't want to leave and chose to extend their house to accommodate their growing family instead. The wife of the owner was a Vanderbilt but they wanted a house that was more "rustic" than the sort of house her family was used to, however it is still rather grand for a country "cottage"!! The grounds were designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead who also designed Central Park. Returned to the hotel for the Manager's Social and spent most of the time chatting to two couples from Alabama. A great day in a beautiful part of the country. Looking forward to seeing more of Vermont.
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  • Day44

    Shelburne, Vermont

    September 26, 2014 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Spent almost six hours at Shelburne Museum today - one of the most amazing museums I've ever seen. It is described as a "collection of collections". There is no attempt to recreate historically accurate buildings, they are simply used to display the unbelievably diverse collection of the original owner Mrs Havermeyer Webb. One building contains six recreated rooms from the apartment she and her husband lived in on Park Avenue in NY. Thirty seven buildings, including the paddle steamer Ticonderoga, on 45 acres with 150,000 works. The folk art collection is amazing - bandboxes, dolls, dollhouses, weathervanes and of course quilts! They have the most incredible collection of hand carved circus figures & animals that took a craftsman and two helpers 25 years to complete and another exhibit of a circus ring and spectators that took that crafstman 40 years to comlplete. There was a special exhibition of the Civil War told through textiles - quilts, uniforms, clothing etc. A very informative and impressive collection of priceless pieces. Another exhibition of Amish and Mennonite Quilts which have been donated to the museum by the founder's grandson. A few photos of some of the buildings in the museum. There is also a lighthouse and you can get a great view of just some of the property from there. There's also a steam locomotive you can have a look inside and see it as it was when the Webb's used it to travel from Vermont to NY. Same with the Ticonderoga - the dining area was set up as if for dinner and the cabins were furnished as they would have been - absolutely beautifully restored.
    We were pretty weary after all that walking so bought some food and wine at the local supermarket and went to bed early!
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  • Day45

    Shelburne Museum

    September 27, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    More photos of items from some of the museum collections. The first is the Conestoga Wagon - one of only a few original remaining wagons of its type. The second is of Canadian brown bears in the hunting lodge. The third is a child's sleigh. The collection of carriages and sleighs is one of the largest in the United States.Read more

  • Day45

    Shelburne Museum

    September 27, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Just a few of the items from the circus display. It's housed in its own wooden 500 ft long u-shaped building and has over 4000 carved figures in the collection. There is also another 3 ring
    circus display in the building (first photo).

  • Day45

    Burlington, Vermont

    September 27, 2014 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Had a swim and spa before breakfast and then headed into Burlington to catch the Ethan Allen III for a cruise on Lake Champlain. The lake borders Vermont, New York and Canada and is rumoured to have a mysterious inhabitant called Champ! After the cruise we walked into Burlington to the mall and had lunch and a look around the shops. There is a pedestrian mall on the main street and it was very lively and noisy. Bought some fresh corn from the grocery store to cook for dinner - delicious!! Had some apple cider in the Great Room of the hotel and it was also delicious - tasted as though it had just been juiced. The walking of recent days caught up with us and we went to bed pretty early.
    First photo is of the Ethan Allen, second is a view from the deck and the third shows the leaves in the distance starting to turn.
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  • Day46

    Stowe, Vermont #1

    September 28, 2014 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Headed to Waterbury and the Ben and Jerry ice cream factory after breakfast. The factory wasn't operating on Sunday but the tour was still bery informative and entertaining. Although Ben and Jerry sold the company they are still involved in a more PR role and they ensure the company continues to be socially responsible. The company's commitment to supporting their community and other important causes such as marriage equality and world peace is very commendable. We continued on to Stowe, a beautiful town with the iconic white steepled church and surrounded by beautiful fall leaves. We wanted to go to the Farmer's Market to look for corn and were told at the Visitor's Centre that we could walk along the Recreation Path. A couple of hours and about five miles round trip later we had seen the market and not found any corn!! Had lunch in a Mexican restaurant and looked around the town. On the way back we drove up to the Von Trapp Family Lodge. Saw the graves of Maria and the Captain in the grounds ofntheblodge. The views from up there were fantastic and the leaves are clearly starting to colour. The reds are really showing up on the hills in the distance. Had a look at the shops in the town before driving back to the grocery store to buy corn for dinner!! Had to finish packing but after all the walking today we were pretty tired.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

South Burlington, ساوث برلنغتون, برلینگتون جنوبی، ورمونت, サウスバーリントン, 05403, Саут-Берлингтон, Саут Бурлингтон, Саут-Берлінгтон, ساؤتھ برلنگٹن، ورمونٹ, 南伯灵顿

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