Wilson Castle: West Proctor Rd, Proctor, Vermont, is a 19th century mansion built in a "blend of european styles". Open for email@example.com or 802 773 3284. Approx. 25 minutes away.
The New England Maple Museum is located on route 7 in Pittsford, Vermont. The museum "offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the native american discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces sweet syrup". The gift shop sells syrup and other maple products. firstname.lastname@example.org, 802 483 9414. Approx.40 minutes away.
The Vermont Marble Museum on Main St in Proctor, Vermont "presents the past, present and future of marble as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses. Learn the history of marble from fascinating ways of quarrying to the famous places Vermont marble is being used." email@example.com, 1 800 427 1396. Approx.25 minutes away.
The Pember Library and Museum of Natural History locate at 33 West Main St in Granville, New York provides a fun educational experience in many ways. It is a historical building that houses the library on the first floor and the natural history museum on the second. They have extensive antique taxidermy exhibits collected by the original owners of the building including displays of the tiniest beetles, birds nests and eggs to large animals and birds. They hold many different programs both in the library and in the natural history firstname.lastname@example.org, 518 642 1515. Approx. 25 minutes away.
Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St, Granville, New York," offers an exciting range of programs, exhibitions and special events that share its mission to collect, catalogue, conserve, exhibit, and interpret materials, artifacts, machines, and information that demonstrate the geology of slate and the history of slate quarrying and the quarrying community in the Slate Valley of New York and Vermont." ,email@example.com,518 642 1417. Approx. 25 minutes away.
Skene Manor, 8 Potters Terrace, Whitehall, New York, is a Victorian Gothic Style mansion perched on top of the cliffside overlooking the town of Whitehall which is noted for being "the birthplace of the U.S. Navy". It is open for FREE tours during hours of operation. A moderately priced lunch is also served in the tea room. 518 499 1906. Approx. 25 minutes away. -Also worth seeing in town is the Skenesborough Museum on Skenesborough Drive, a museum dedicated to the history of Naval defense and with exhibits of artifacts pertaining to the railroad and canal systems, and the lifestyle of the 19th and 20th centuries in this area. Nice park with picnic area and canal view close by. 518 499 1155.
Japanese Gardens and Mt Zion Hike, St. John Rd, Hubbardton, Vermont. "Mount Zion is located near Hubbardton Battlefield and offers five miles of trails weaving in and out of nature's treasures. The site includes a Japanese rock garden, trails, and countless spots to sit down and reflect on life."-Jacqueline Borelli, Castleton Spartan. This lovely spot is the residence of Kit and Mickey Davidson who graciously open it for public enjoyment. Maps are stocked at the trailhead. The trails are easy to moderate, some with spectacular views.http://trailfinder.info. Approx. 30 minutes away.
Lake St. Catherine State Park, 3034 route 130, South Poultney, Vermont "has well-developed picnic, play and swim areas. There is a snack bar concession with canoes, kayaks, rowboats and petal boat rental. Boating and fishing are popular on the lake." 802 287 9158. Approx 10 minutes away.
Dorset Quarry, Route 30, Dorset, Vermont, is an old marble quarry with a large swimming hole and cliffs of varying size to jump into the water from (if you dare). It is a unique scenic area with waterfalls and a grassy knoll to relax on in the sun after swimming in the spring fed water. www.swimmingholes.org/vt.html. Approx. 35 minutes away.