13 May 2021

Spring: Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

 

Route 125 near the trail

Route 125 near the trail





 
 
The new wide board walk along the trail is raise off the ground where areas are soggy and woods. The day I was there before Mother's Day, I did not venture in very far because I was there to take pictures of the area in spring time as comparison to the fall photographs 
I've taken of the same views. 
There were people there for me to feel safer not being alone, but I was pleased with my short stay. If I had on better shoes, then I might have gone through. Next time.
The area in the above photos are at the very end of the trail. 
The poem, "Reluctance," is the last poetry post of the .09 mile trail.
For an easy and inspiring walk, and a lovely drive along a narrow two lane curvy Route 125 section with a 15% grade, this is a day trip that is perfect.


P.S. Concerning the photo above the page footer, it is good to know at my age I can still react that fast, even over a stick on the ground. 😎

28 comments:

  1. Board walks are such pleasant ways to enter a boggy or wet landscape. I'm always happy to see them. Getting outdoors is so restorative.
    In reference to your previous post, vaccines are slow to come here in Canada, but they are speeding up now. In our province 50% of the eligible population has had their first dose. By the beginning of June all who want it will have it. Then the second dose rounds begin. I'm so looking forward to getting together with all of my family, and seeing my parents.

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    1. Lorrie,
      Love your blog photos of Butchart Gardens. That is good news Canada is speeding up vaccine availability.

      The boardwalks are a dream! They feel so safe and sturdy, and in a way, bugless.

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  2. I love those photos - especially the second one. I wish I had a piece of fabric with that exact 'distance'.

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  3. Maryanne,
    You can make fabric on Spoonflower using photos. I think I have seen a similar spring woods fabric already. But, searching online for fabric patterns can be frustrating.

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    1. Yes, I know about Spoonflower, but haven't used them. And you're so right that online searches for specific fabrics can lead you down into all sorts of rabbit holes with no results other than a loss of a few hours of time.

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    2. Many of the floral fabrics that I see, for my tastes, are outdated, and dull.

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  4. Beautiful trail and excellent photos ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Carol,
      Your Mother's Day bouquet is one of the prettiest I've seem.
      Thank you. The Robert Frost Trail is a beautiful place to visit.

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  5. Such a beautiful area-those first two photos almost look like watercolor paintings I really enjoyed the views

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    1. Kathy,
      Those are photos of across the street from the picnic area, nice place to stop away from the trail.

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  6. It looks and sounds perfect! A lovely place for a wander.

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    1. Marie,
      Yes, it is a good place, and it has benches along the way for a stop and ponder.

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  7. It sounds charming. Isn't it good that people will do these things?

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    1. Jenny,
      The Vermont parks are well taken care of from what I see there, always clean and well tended. It is located in quite a woodsy area.

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    1. William,
      I believe you would like it there. There's or was a beaver pond, and a branch of the scenic Middlebury River along the trail.

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  9. What a beautiful place to walk. An a lovely walkway. And yowza! That stick does look kind of scary at first glance. :)

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    1. Becki,
      Thank you! The way the stick is in the brush, and the light hitting it just so, it was a second of intense scary. In Vermont a website says the timber rattlesnake is the only venomous snake in Vermont. I believe it doesn't mean a nasty one can't slither in.

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  10. Beautiful place! I would definitely venture on this trail to see more. I would probably make use of the benches to sip a nice cup of tea from my flask and munch on a biscuit and contemplate the beauty of it all. Thanks for sharing with us these lovely photos. keep well Amanda x

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    1. Amanda,
      Up farther along the trail near the branch of the Middlebury River, is a nice spot for a stop and sip.

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  11. I've always loved Frost. I didn't know there was a trail inspired by him-that's wonderful. I just saw a snake that looks a lot like your stick. I think it was a corn snake.

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    1. Debra,
      It does resemble a corn snake. Also, a copperhead sort of. With climate change, the copperhead being in southern New England, Vermont borders Massachusetts. I'm sure snake wouldn't heed a sign to stay out of Vermont. Strange as it may be, I don't have a great fear of snakes, most of them anyway.

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  12. Maywyn this looks like a wonderful place to visit. What a great idea to post his poems along the trail. Maybe someday I can visit this spot. Have a delightful weekend! Hugs

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    1. Debbie,
      I added another link to a websites with more photographs. A visit would be nice. Hugs!

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  13. That's a lovely trail. I do like raised boardwalks so I don't feel as if I'm crushing life as I walk.

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    1. Liz,
      The boardwalk does feel more comfortable, and safer.

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  14. What a beautiful trail. I know what you mean about liking it to not be deserted. I like to walk alone but I don't want to be in the woods with no one around. I'm not usually paranoid about stuff like that but I probably read too many mysteries to feel comfortable with "woman alone in the woods."!

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  15. Jeanie,
    Driving through Adirondack Park, NY, rainy cold November night cured me if solo walks in the woods.

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