Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Burlington, Vermont and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Burlington, Vermont, with a population of under 50,000, is an eminantly walkable and enjoyable city. We reached it by taking a choppy ferry ride across Lake Champlain, which forms Burlington's western border.

Really enjoyed strolling the pedestrian-friendly Church Street Marketplace, filled with interesting boutiques and a variety of restaurants.

We enjoyed the drive east from Vermont, taking in views of the beautiful Green Mountains. The further we drove into New Hampshire, the more spectacular the change of color became. By the time we reached the Omni Mount Washington resort at Bretton Woods, nestled in the foothills of the White Mountains, the scenery was absolutely stunning.

The resort, built in 1902, has hosted countless celebrities and, in 1944, was the forum for an international monetary conference which created the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

            The Mount Washington Cog Railway, transporting tourists near the 6,288 foot summit.


  1. More good stuff. As a college student, I attend 2 years at 2 different Vermont colleges. I lived in Vermont for 5 years and have traveled it extensively. During one summer I was a manufacturers' rep for a residential lighting company which serviced "big box" stores (this was in early 1980s, so very different from today)in Vermont, New Hampshire and Upstate NY. I have been to each of these places except Bretton Woods. More nostalgia for me.

  2. Nice, Andy. We really enjoyed the trip and hope to visit Maine next year.