SENIORS STOP IN ROCHESTER, VERMONT



Seniors Enjoy Quiet and Beauty

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 Senior travelers discover the small town of Rochester, located in the heart of the Green Mountains National Forest. The pastoral beauty and serenity of the surrounding hills and valley are the same that drew throngs of folks years ago to the Rochester area.

It is said that the combination of high altitude, wooded hills, pure water, great local people, together with an enlightened public spirit renders Rochester one of the healthiest and cleanest towns in the the country. The White River flows alongside this odd shaped town and through fertile farmland, winding its way to the Connecticut River.

It is generally thought that the town gets its name from Rochester in Massachusetts, because many Vermonters originated from that area. A lot of history is associated with Rochester and in 1780 a grant for a new Township of Rochester was awarded, with the town becoming incorporated in 1781.

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 Senior Localvores Welcomed at Liberty Hill Farm Inn

Great For Localvores, that is folks dedicated to eating food grown and produced locally. That’s a new word for me.  There are plenty of good reasons to eat locally grown and produced food and senior localvores will find out all about it at Liberty Hill Farm Inn in Rochester.

Nothing says Vermont like a bright red barn on a hill and a pasture of Holstein dairy cows. And few farms are as idyllic as Liberty Hill. For years, Beth Kennett has invited a wide range of visitors into her home, including families, seniors, and young couples wanting to connect to their food source in their B&B. Experience family farm hospitality & home cooking at its best. They’ve been welcoming guests from around the world since 1984.

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The Quarry Hill Creative Center is Vermont’s oldest alternative living group or community.  It’s called a “Utopian Community.” In 1946 Barbara Hall left Greenwich Village NY for a cabin in a forest at Rochester. She married Irving Fiske and opened The Quarry Hill Community for free-thinking people. It is still there and you just might find it of interest.

 Senior golfers, bring your clubs and play the White River Course, take a short drive on Bingo Road in the nearby forest, stomp your feet with Pete Sutherland’s Posse at a concert in the local Rochester Park.

Vermont: A Winter Destination

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If you are new to the state, Vermont is a true winter destination. It is a state just made for skiing with 19 alpine ski resorts, more than 30 cross-country touring centers and, in total, 6,090 acres of alpine terrain. And you will find 1,209 trails, 184 lifts, and  1,900 km of Nordic trails.

When you visit Vermont, plan to stop in Rochester… and enjoy!  -jeb

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