Dog friendly hikes and exploring, mostly around New England. Our Adventures includes: waterfalls, the beach, conservation land, lighthouses, state parks, the woods, the mountains, statues, and castles.
Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, Vermont. This National Park was named for George Perkins Marsh, and Frederick Billings. George Perkins Marsh was one of the nation’s first global thinkers, while Frederick Billings, was an early conservationist. The park includes: 20 miles of trails, horseback carriage rides, a Victorian mansion, and a museum. It is also a popular location for cross-country skiing in the winter.
We had a marvelous Adventure to Marsh Billings Rockefeller Park on this gorgeous Fall Day. I was so excited to return to Marsh Billings, one of my favorite New England parks, especially eager to see the colors of Autumn. On our Adventure today we mostly explored the trails, including: the Mountain Trail, Poque Loop, and endless side trails. There were many others on the trail, and all dogs we saw, except one were on leash. The colors of the leaves were mostly yellow and orange hues, and the brilliant sun was often shining through the trees. We walked and walked, enjoying the smells and signs of Fall. We spent about four hours hiking and exploring. Although I included a couple photos from the general park area, the majority of the photographs were taken on the trail system. It was an absolutely perfect day and will forever be a special one. So glad we had a day full of exercise, on this perfect Fall Day (Rating: 4.5)
Today Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Vermont. Our main destinations were: Woodstock, Manchester, and Quechee, however we stopped at other locations along the way. Some of these were new, and some were old. It has been difficult for me to return to our bigger adventures, since our emergency with Gus, even with our new equipment. It was nice to have a day of peaceful adventures. Gus loved chasing anything moving in between the tall grass, finding sticks, and encouraging Wilma to play. Wilma enjoyed some happy rolls, and rolls of protest as she seemed to not prefer adventures on a warmer day. Therefore we did not do quite as much hiking as I planned as we wanted to make sure everyone enjoyed the day. Our adventures today included: sculptures, gardens, trails, bridges, farms, and a gorge. Here is a photo collage of our day!
This weekend Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Woodstock, Vermont for Gus’ first weekend away. Woodstock, Vermont is a charming and picturesque town popular with tourists all year around. It is known for the restaurants, and endless shops. Some of the frequented attractions include: the three covered bridges, various farms, and Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park.
We had a fun Adventure to Woodstock, Vermont. As you may guess I was very excited for Gus’ first weekend away, and of course a Fall getaway far from reality! Another special part of the weekend was that my parents were able to join us at some of the main destinations in Woodstock. I have been to Woodstock before, and most of the locations we visited so decided to do one blog with a collage of photographs. Woodstock is a charming, and lovely town with the Ottauquechee River running throughout. I would describe as a “walking town” one of which you can walk to stores, restaurants, one of the covered bridges, and even the National Park. It really is just a beautiful location all of the homes and stores perfectly decorated and landscaped for the season.
On our weekend in Woodstock our stops included: downtown Woodstock, each of the covered bridges (Lincoln, Taftsville, and the Middle Covered Bridge), Sugarbush Farms, and Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. Each morning we started off on a long walk throughout the town, walking to the Middle Covered Bridge, and even walking over to Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. We were lucky to join up with my parent at the Taftsville Bridge, Sugarbush Farms, and Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park. We were very thrilled to see them! Although most of the weekend was dark and dreary it really was a wonderful weekend. Even though I was a bit disappointed of the lack of Fall foliage, we were surprised to see some late flower gardens, just lovely. Gus loved his first vacation, and Wilma loved hers as well. We look forward to returning to Woodstock in the future (Rating: This blog will not be rated).
Yesterday Wilma, Gus, My Parents and I Adventured to the Calvin Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. President Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, was born in this small town. This Site preserves his birth home but also the family homestead, and the community. Besides these historic buildings the Site also includes two museums, and a store. There is an entry fee to explore the grounds, and as expected dogs are only allowed outdoors.
We had an enjoyable Adventure to the Calvin Coolidge Historic Site. I was excited that my parents could join us to visit this unique historic site. Upon entry we drove up a small hill to park, finding gorgeous views of the mountains. This was one of my favorite parts of our visit, the Fall beauty upon us. Unfortunately it was a dark day but we did our best to capture this lovely location. From there we obtained our passes and began wandering the property. We checked out the various buildings, my Dad being our tour guide and historian – Thanks Dad! We found some rocking chairs to sit and of course I located endless locations for Wilma and Gus to pose. Our last stop on the Site was the graveyard, which included many stones from the Coolidge family. The cemetery was lovely on a hill with the mountain colors in the background. So glad we could visit the Calving Coolidge State Historic Site, with perfect company (Rating: This blog will not be rated).
Yesterday Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Chester, Vermont. Chester is a small town popular for the shops, Inns, and restaurants. It is centrally located to some of the more popular skiing locations in Vermont.
We had a simple Adventure to the town of Chester Vermont. We found parking easily, directly next to an information booth so I wandered in to get some information before we started exploring. We then walked around locating the cemetery, churches, shops, and lots of Fall decorations. It was a dark and cloudy day so I definitely appreciated these bright colors of Fall. There was not too much to do or see but yet I still enjoy every Adventure, no matter how simple they may be. So glad we could check out the town of Chester, Vermont (This blog will not be rated).