VermontVacation.com and The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing
is giving away a Vermont Maple Weekend Getaway
- Three day stay for two at Baked Apples at Shearer Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast
- Full delicious Vermont Breakfast included that starts with Baked Apples and Ice Cream followed by many delicious treats.
- Sit at breakfast and learn farm wisdom from Innkeeper, Bill. He will share his knowledge of life on the farm in Vermont.
- While staying on the farm, depending on the season, you can enjoy making Maple Syrup in the Spring; harvesting raspberries or food from the large gardens; harvesting the crops before the first frost in the fall or feeding the cows year round.
Baked Apples at Shearer Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast is located on a quiet pristine country road three miles from any major highway just 5 miles from the center of Wilmington, Vermont.
Contest ends March 30, 2012
Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada, ages 18 and older
While in Vermont for a weekend, the main attraction- skiing was not quite in season. (Not that I am a skier.) The other main attraction is a brewery about 20 minutes away. We were looking for something else to do and read about a cheese shop a few minutes away that was located at the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site.
The site was only a few minutes away but closed for the season. However, I heard that we could visit Calvin Coolidge’s grave at the cemetery across the road. I figured why not check out the grave of a United States President.
John Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Vermont on July 4, 1872. He was in Vermont at his family home when he received the message that President Harding had died and sworn in by his father.
President Coolidge is buried in Notch Cemetery in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The cemetery has many old graves and his tombstone did not stand out from any of the others asides from the American flags right in front of the stone.
This wasn’t a planned visit and not my top choice for an attraction to visit but it made for an interesting time and killed an hour or so…
To visit the Coolidge Historic Site, get more info here
My wife and I were driving a back road along the Quechee River when we came across this barn in Vermont. After hiking the Quechee Gorge we decided to drive around looking for covered bridges. This barn really caught our eye! We have no clue if it is still used but it looked to be maintained very well. The plaque near the door says Golden Cow Barn circa 1840.