Visited: August 2018
Duration: 1-2 hours. Could have been longer but it was raining.
Accommodations: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont (highly recommend)
It was a rainy day in Vermont. We traveled up the beautiful highway 100 stopping at The Vermont Country store for some lunch and shopping. We ventured up to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park to visit Vermont’s only National Park Service Site.
We stopped in at the Visitor Center grabbing umbrellas and Junior Ranger books. The JR here is a hike with a scavenger hunt involved at each site. Truly fun and kept everyone’s attention. We were off and on our own here to enjoy this park. Nobody for miles.
First Stop was the Mansion.
We sat on the porch and enjoyed the outdoors awhile here. There were outstanding views all around so we couldn’t help ourselves.
We set off on a rainy hike around the property that didn’t take too long and was gorgeous. We walked through a Tree Plantation and learned why it is important, past a compost pile and learn all the things that can be composted and what can’t. We went for a walk in the woods, past a wood barn in through the Forest center. We had to find things to do (at home) to become more environmentally friendly. We decided we would invest in a windmill.
Junior Ranger books done, back to the Visitor Center to earn our badge. These badges were made out of trees that came from this park. This is a cool addition to this place.
Great stop on our way through Vermont! Up next is Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and our fabulous stay at the Trapp Family Lodge. Check out our Vermont blog on those exciting stops.