Archive for May 15th, 2011

32: Vermont

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

This was my first visit to Vermont – one of the country’s smallest and least populous states. It soon became clear that Vermont – with its rolling hills, farms, and small towns – is also one of the country’s most beautiful states. The weather also cooperated during my two days there: sunny, with temperatures around 70 F (20 C). Spring is a nice time to be visiting Vermont; Winters here are said to be very harsh.

View from Bradford, Vermont, back across the Connecticut River towards Piermont, New Hampshire

Covered bridge near Barre, Vermont, in the late afternoon

Tulips in front of the Vermont State Capitol, Montpelier

Sunset on Lake Champlain, from Burlington, Vermont. (New York State is in the background.)

"Ben & Jerry's" ice cream factory tour, Waterbury

Woodchuck(?) roadkill, near Lyndonville

On my second (and last) day in Vermont, I went mountain biking (for the second time on this trip). I rode some of the “Kingdom Trails“, near the village of East Burke.

Kingdom Trails: Top of the hill

Kingdom Trails

Kingdom Trails

Kingdom Trails