Saturday, January 30, 2010

Summer in Vermont '09

Vermont is so beautiful in the summer. The weather is perfect for outdoor activities such as kayaking, biking, fishing, jogging, tennis, swimming or just go on a picnic. Stowe offers most of them, there are trails for biking or hiking, ponds and lakes for kayaking, a recreational area for indoor activities and places for picnics. We just went up to Spruce Peak (above) overlooking the Stowe Mountain for a late afternoon picnic. Just brought a sheet, bottle of wine, cheese and crackers and found a great spot on an empty lot. It was a lovely day and the mountain is green and lush.

You see so many colorful flowers on the roadside such as Poppies, Peonies and many more. Cattles and horses are out grazing. What a wonderful sight. You're closer to nature and it's more laid back. Farmer's markets are also in operation where local farmers bring their produce such as organic vegetables, sweet corn and grass-fed meats, delicious home-cooked meals and home-baked goods, artisan breads, cheeses, plants and herbs, artworks and the like.

We drove to Boyden Valley winery where we sampled their locally produced wine. They also have their Cranberry orchard on site. Boyden Farm is right across the street.

We drove down to Warren/Sugarbush and also to Middlebury and Bristol. These are smaller towns than Stowe and each town has it's own character.

Our friends wonder why we always visit Vermont, it's plain and simple, we love Vermont coz of it's beauty aside from the fact that it's a year-round destination. People here are friendly, food is great and we feel safe. After a while, you get tired of living in the city, so we come here to unwind, destress and enjoy the nature. Air is fresher, water tastes better and best of all, Life is simpler. Can't argue about that. Above is one of the farms we visited with a red barn (of all colors) and yellow wild flowers blooming that add color to the scenery.