Smugglers Notch & Jericho

2017 New England, Road Trip, Vermont

With Jane we continued our northern Vermont explorations on twisting roads up to the famed Smuggler’s Notch that we first learned about on Smithsonian’s Aerial America. We loved doing a bit climbing around on the rocks and imagining smugglers in days of old hiding booty from Canada in these caves. The interpretative sign mentioned smuggling during the War of 1812 but we fully expect that Canadian spirits made their way through here during Prohibition. Jane had no problem negotiating the tight hairpin turns but we could see how big rigs and oversized campers that ignore the warning signs can get trapped! As we headed south we paused in Jericho, hometown of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley, one of the first persons to photograph snowflakes beginning in 1885. The museum in the Chittenden Mill was closed for the day but that didn’t prevent us from exploring Old Mill Park on the Brownie River!




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