SENIORS LIKE TRAVELING IN VERMONT



Seniors Enjoy Scenic Wolcott

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis senior was searching for some organic garden seeds for my wife’s garden and came across Wolcott, Vermont. A town in Lamoille county, Vermont, Wolcott is one of the fastest growing in the state. The population runs around 1,700 inhabitants.

Wolcott, Vermont is 52 miles from Burlington and 26 miles from Montpelier, the state capital. The town was named for General Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. General Oliver Wolcott, was held in only slightly less esteem than George Washington by Vermonters.

Son of one of Connecticut’s most outstanding colonial officials, he graduated from Yale and became a noted juror in Litchfield. He was a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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During the Revolutionary War he rose to the rank of Major General, after which he served as Lieutenant Governor, then Governor of Connecticut. The Allens, the Chittendens and many other early Vermont leaders were from the Litchfield area, and they all knew and respected General Wolcott.

 Seniors Stop At Fisher Covered Bridge

The retail buildings for Buck’s Furniture, Vermont’s largest furniture store, dominate downtown Wolcott. When they closed in 2014, Vermont lost a long-standing business, and the village of Wolcott lost a major employer and property owner.

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The local Chamber of Commerce notes that Wolcott is tucked between the mountains and the Lamoille river valley. The river is an attraction for fishermen and photographers, as well as boaters. Fisher Bridge, over the river, is a covered railroad bridge, dating back to 1909. The Bridge is a major photo scene in Walcott.

Fisher Covered Bridge is the easternmost access point for the Lamoille River Paddlers Trail in Wolcott. Senior visitors can also access the Paddlers Trail a bit downstream at the Elmore Road Bridge to avoid a portage around the Wolcott Dam.

Seniors Dine At Sandiwood Farm

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Senior visitors are invited to dine at Sandiwood Farm, a unique one of a kind event greenhouse with produce growing in the parameter. Join others who want to enjoy a freshly harvested meal on the farm. Using the farms produce and other locally grown farm ingredients, chef Sandi and her team, (or a guest chef) will prepare a truly locavore farm-to-plate experience that promises to be an exceptionally unique event.

Wolcott has three major bodies of water in the town, the most significant of which is the 68 acre Wolcott Pond, followed by the 21 acre man-made Wapanaki Lake. The Lamoille River flows across the southern part of Wolcott for about 8 miles.

 Seniors, set your GPS for Wolcott and head north to Vermont. There’s lots to enjoy in Wolcott. -jeb

 

 

 

 

 

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