We headed into Burlington for the day to explore.
We loved the walking trails along the lake.
But we were walking with purpose…. to the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory!
We watched a video and learned how to make chocolate! (Sampling all along the way, of course)
And on the way out, they gave us Truffles. MMmmm! (We really did eat our way through Vermont. Mmmm)
Vermont = Cows
And lots and lots of this:
Next Stop: The Trapp Family Lodge! The real family from “The Sound of Music” moved to America and this is where they lived. It’s now a fancy hotel.
The view from the lodge: (they thought it looked like Austria. I bet it’s beautiful in the winter)
We decided this was the PERFECT location for a Smart Car Photoshoot!
It’s so teeny!
Then we visited the base of Stowe Mountain. Look at the ski trails!
The Alpine Slides
Once back in Stowe, the next day, we did some more walking. There are two trails, one is a paved road for walking and biking. The other one is a “Quiet Path”:
It’s really just a mowed grass path for walking only. It’ was so fun! (I love fresh cut grass)!
If you want to eat at one of the restaurants, they all have little shortcut paths you can take to get there. This is one for “Subway” lol (a little blurry)
We ended up at the Dutch Pancake Cafe for breakfast. We got these amazing pancakes with potatoes and other savory items in them. Mmmm Served with applesauce and sour cream. They were almost like latkes.
Served with Dutch Syrup. I was very excited about this “stroop” because we had it when I lived in Amsterdam! It was in Dutch!
Then we headed over to “Emily’s Bridge”.
We heard it was haunted because “Emily” died here on her way to her wedding centuries ago.
And then we ventured to Moss Glen Falls.
It was a little hike to get there.
But worth the wait. They were very pretty.
Irving hiked up way further than me, I was happy to just stay put and watch the water. lol
It was steep!
Then we tried to go back into Montpelier again…but it was raining like nobody’s business!
We enjoyed the rain though. I ❤ rain!
What an amazing 3 days in Vermont!