Posted on: September 25th, 2011 by Patti Eddington
Bennington Vermont- It’s simply Beautiful
Leaves are changing….bright reds in the mountains and in the wetlands. I took a ride up through Southern Vermont orchards and the side of Mt Anthony is just beginning its patchwork quilt. The trees are laden with beautiful red apples…my amateur photographer iphone image just can’t do it justice. The Apple Barn is offering their wonderful cider donuts and mulled apple cider along with an array of pies and pick your own berries.
The area is alive with places to purchase mums, bittersweet and of course pumpkins. You must check out Armstrong’s on Route 7A just south of Bennington….pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins as well as gourds, cornstalks and their famous Vermont Maple Syrup.
Even if you can’t spend the night here in Southern Vermont…it’s worth the day trip especially this time of year. But pack your toothbrush, you might be lucky…The Eddington House Inn offers a day of stay special (if we happen to have a last minute room vacancy) for $99 per night which includes a full breakfast.
Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by Patti Eddington
Autumn in Vermont
The Bennington area boasts some gorgeous autumn drives. Nestled between the Taconic range in New York and the Green Mountain range in Vermont, Southern Vermont is the perfect place to experience fall foliage.
The drive through Old Bennington with its stately colonial homes and tree covered street to the Bennington Battle Monument has always been one of my favorites. Drive south past the Old First Church down Monument Avenue and climb Mt. Anthony (in your car) to breathtakingly beautiful Southern Vermont College. The mansion, the courtyard, the grounds and the views are spectacular.
Return down the College road to your right and follow Monument Avenue to where it meets Route 7, take a sharp right onto Carpenter Hill- the home of Southern Vermont Orchards. Apples, Ponds and VIEWS of the valley below…..it can’t be beat and only 10 minutes from the Eddington House in North Bennington Village.
Stay tuned for more fall drives and scenic views in the Bennington Vermont area..only 3 hours from Boston or New York.