Posted on: November 3rd, 2010 by Patti Eddington
November in Southern Vermont
November has come, most of our leaves have fallen and things have slowed down a bit. I took this shot this morning from the Inn looking out over the Green Mountains & Appalachian “Long Trail” just east of the Eddington House Inn . The sky is spectacular and drifts of smoke from chimneys can be seen as well….yes, November is here.
Still a great time for hiking, lots of great smelling leaves to kick through and the temperatures are brisk during the days. Many trees are still FULL of orange and yellow leaves. Time for museums and holiday shopping. Days are shorter and nights are colder…..we are gearing up for our winter season.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Don’t miss the leaves in Southern Vermont
The Bennington area is still brightly showing its fall colors. I have been directing guests to three of my favorite spots….Monument Avenue, Southern Vermont College and Carpenter Hill. Since high school I have been taking drives along the ridge of Mt Anthony and taking in the amazing views from the Everett Mansion and the panaramic views along Carpenter Hill Road. Monument Avenue is still ablaze and the view from the Bennington Battle Monument is a treat.
Brilliant yellows and oranges still create a patchwork quilt effect along Mt Anthony and the views from the top of the hill are breathtaking.
Thought skiing is not far off (our neighboring mountains have already received snow)fall foliage is still present in Bennington and Pownal valley.
Hope to see you soon.
Posted on: July 13th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
2010 Art Park – North Bennington Village Vermont
July 17th marks the beginning of the 13th year of the North Bennington Art Park in North Bennington Village. The show’s official opening is July 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., on the grounds surrounding the post office and train station, and is open to the public. There will be music and refreshments, but “it’s mostly about the artwork.”
Fred Brownstein, a local but internationally known sculpture, is putting the show together again this year. The exhibition includes sculpture, painting and mixed media artwork from artists invited especially for this show. Brownstein said one key to the exhibit is that it really shows that “the artist is your neighbor”.
And the artists don’t do it alone. They receive sponsorship from local businesses, help in positioning large sculptures from Art Whitman, and hot dogs and ice cream for the kids from Kevin’s, as well as funding from the Sage City Syndicate and the Fund For North Bennington. It’s a wonderful community event.
The North Bennington Art Park is just up the street from the Eddington House Inn on Main Street (Route 67) and artwork will be on display until October 1oth.