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Norwich, Vermont is perched among glorious hills, scenery to send you into a “wow” state – the beauty is unending. Less than three hours drive by car north of Boston will find you heading on Interstate Route 91 and then Route 5 toward Norwich and its many offerings. The beautiful Ledyard Bridge connects a neighboring town in New Hampshire, Hanover, home to Dartmouth College.

Norwich was formerly the home of the well-known Norwich University, until a devastating fire destroyed the campus in 1866. At that time, the university was relocated north to the town of Northfield, another beautiful Vermont town.

With a population of less than three-thousand and five hundred, the town is host to a segment of the Appalachian Trail as it passes south to east through Hartford, Vermont and on to Hanover, New Hampshire. The town center is Norman Rockwell beautiful.

On Route 5, The King Athur Flour Company is located – they sell every baking product you could imagine, plus homemade breads and cakes and a cafe in which to have a wonderful, wholesome sandwich or soup, all while taking in the surrounding beauty and quaintness of the place itself. We always make a King Arthur run when on our way to Quechee to deliver my primitive paintings for sale. Prepare to drool over the many wonderful selections of scone mixes, which are every bit as delicious as the ones we enjoyed for three years in England. They have numerous other baking products available also – we’ve tested many of them and everything comes out as if completely homemade. I’m not an employee of King Arthur – just a fan.

If you are heading toward Vermont soon, especially in April, head on up to Monpelier, the capital, for their fabulous poetry event. Store windows feature poems on posters, a wonderful treat for your eyes and soul, and some good exercise as well.

Vermont is a spectacular state – visit there often :>)

Virginia Young, http://www.southshorewriter.com

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