Yesterday I traveled north from Massachusetts into Vermont. First stop was Bennington, a town I’ve been through numerous times. I stopped off to see the wildflower and sculpture garden at the Bennington Museum and visit the farmers’ market. What I didn’t spend time at was with Grandma Moses or any other exhibit inside the museum. Hurricane Henri is heading in this direction (maybe), so I decided to spend as much time outside as possible.
From there, heading north on scenic route 7a (which is indeed scenic) to Hildene in Manchester. Hildene was the home of Robert Lincoln, Abraham’s son. The home is lovely, the grounds exquisite. I spent hours walking trails, and in the cutting and formal gardens. I had a very late lunch in Manchester and stopped in a couple of craft shops.
What I passed and didn’t stop at were numerous other gardens, state parks, national forests, the Robert Frost home, chocolate, and cheese shops. I passed by too many fabulous views to begin to count. This is an area I’ll need to return to.