Well my leaf peeps the autumn has passed most of us by and stick season is upon us and that means we are left going through our pictures and memories of this (or past) seasons.
Vermont Fall Foliage
Today. I’ll mention a good 10 October visit in Vermont. Today I’ll talk a little about a spot just north of Woodstock Vermont. The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. The MBR is like Salem Maritime where I work as a National Park Ranger during the summer.
A historic park teaches and interprets the history of a place and protects the place for all future generations.
The key is Stewardship
To get here, you head to Woodstock (I’ll let you figure out the method) and head to the town green where route 4 is split by a town green. Just off this is the Woodstock covered bridge (see my other articles on this subject).
You go through the covered bridge on the mountain road and hang a right on River Street. Follow River street until it joins route 12 and continues away from town. On the right will be the farm museum and parking lot. They are well marked so I don’t need to continue. You head to the visitors center and one side of the building is devoted to the farm museum and the other has a desk for the Rockefeller National Historic Site.
Pick what you want to do and enjoy. The last time I was there I went up to Pogue pond and came away with a really nice reflection.
The walk up the trail is about 1.5 miles and easy to follow. For a Vermont fall foliage experience, you can expect to take an hour to get up there. If you press your way up there then it will take much less. But if you are like me you will be stopping to catch some shots every few minutes, so a 20-minute walk can easily turn into an hour each way.
Bad weather means stay at home, right?
This whole day was a misting rain of varying annoyance. I didn’t even have a grocery store bag to cover my camera! I bought a plastic poncho at the welcome center (really well prepared, right?)
So I followed the easy to walk trail/road snapping pictures along the way. I got to my objective, Pogue Pond and the colors were amazing but I was hoping for more. I really wanted the sun to break through the clouds and it tried but after of waiting around for almost an hours I headed back down.
I was nearly to the parking lot when the clouds began to break up in earnest and I stood there trying to decide whether I should go all the way back up or not.
I decided not to and I was photographing the horses and cows when a single maple tree in the middle of the farm pasture was illuminated by the sun for a moment. I was able to catch a few snaps of it.
Happy fall trails folks, till next we meet!Jeff "Foliage" Folger You can purchase images by visiting my Fine Art Gallery websites
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I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.