The Barton Fair is over and if you live and work in the Northeast Kingdom, you know that summer is pretty much over.
As the days get shorter, the cool breezes of autumn start to trickle in and the nights become chilly as the sun goes down. The wonderful green trees that grace the hills and mountains start to take on scattered blotches of orange, a sign of the inevitable foliage season that is rapidly approaching. After Labor Day, most people have exhausted their vacations and we all start preparing for autumn.
For many people, fall in Vermont is the BEST time of year. Autumn foliage is eagerly anticipated as Mother Nature’s paintbrush adds exhilarating touches of color throughout each and every corner of the Northeast Kingdom. It’s a relaxing, fun time of year with lots of things to do and delicious foods to enjoy. Many of us wish autumn would last forever (except for the winter sports enthusiasts who are tuning up their skis and snowmobiles).
The fun starts now…
If you’re ready to have fun and don’t want to wait until the leaves start changing to get started. Check out some of the great corn mazes in the area such as the one proclaimed to be the “Largest Corn Maze in New England” in North Danville, VT. One of the TOP 10 Mazes in America!
“The Great Vermont Corn Maze includes a number of attractions. The actual corn maze covers 24 acres with approximately 3+ miles of trails lined with 10 – 12′ towering walls of corn. The maze is also situated on a hill, which allows for fantastic views and keeps the trails from getting too wet after the rain, however, this can also become a workout. Most visitors spend 2 – 5 hours on the property enjoying the different attractions.”
Lobster Bake at the Burke Mountain Hotel
Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Enjoy a night on the beautiful Willoughby Deck at the Burke Mountain Hotel for an outdoor family-style lobster bake which includes salad, corn bread, corn on the cob, potatoes, andouille sausage, strawberry shortcake and a 1 1/4 pound lobster, along with chardonnay specials.
Cost: $45 person. Reservations are required.
Attention Car Show Enthusiasts!
Car shows are popular all over Vermont in the late summer months. Enjoy the NCUHS Yesteryear Car Cruise. Cars of Yesteryear promotes the appreciation and restoration of antique motor vehicles, rod, classics and other motor vehicles of special interest. Membership is open to any person, age 16 years and older, who has an interest in the objectives of the club. Location: Maple Lane Nursing Home, 60 Maple Lane, Barton, VT