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Marble Arch & Marble Dam

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Discover a geologic wonder at this 48 acre park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry. The "natural bridge" for which the park is named, according to geologists, is 550 million year old bedrock marble, carved into an arch by the force of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago; one of the best places in New England to demonstrate the effects of glaciation. The bridge spans rushing Hudson Brook as it twists and tumbles through a steep 60-foot deep gorge.

Noted Romantic writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, visited here in 1838 and recorded his experience about Hudson's Cave (or Falls) in An American Notebook "The cave makes a fresh impression on me every time I visit it ... so deep, so irregular, so gloomy, so stern." The site was an active commercial quarry from 1810 to 1947, producing coarse-grained white marble used in local buildings and cemeteries. From 1950 to 1983 it was a privately-owned and popular roadside tourist attraction off the Mohawk Trail. Natural Bridge became a state park in 1985, to preserve its unique geologic features.

In the summer months, knowledgeable park interpreters are on hand to explain the natural forces that created the bridge and its more recent human-related history. There is a 0.25 mile walkway above and through the chasm, and a 0.5 mile wooded walking trail.[/]

Location: North Adams, Massachusetts
Distance from Pownal: 10 Miles
Estimated Time: 20 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/western/nbdg.htm"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

McCauley Road, off Rte. 8
P.O. Box 1757, North Adams 01247
(413) 663-6392
(413) 663-8469 (off-season)

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Mt Greylock Road Repaved

After Fours years, the repaving of the access road to the summit of Mt. Greylock in Adams, MA is complete. It's only a 20 minute ride south of the rally site. Mt. Greylock rises to nearly 3500 feet and the views extend to NY, CT, MA and VT. Ride up on Notch Road from Adams to the summit, then climb the observation tower for unparalleled vistas then descend southward to Lanesborough MA. The ride is thrilling and, with luck, the weather will be clear for an indelible memory of Nature's Majesty!

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Visit A Lighthouse Intended for Boston

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[="3"]At 3,491 feet, Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts. Rising above the surrounding Berkshire landscape, dramatic views of 60-90 miles distant may be seen. It became Massachusetts' first wilderness state park, acquired by the Commonwealth in 1898, to preserve its natural environment for public enjoyment. Wild and rugged yet intimate and accessible, Mount Greylock rewards the visitor exploring this special place of scenic and natural beauty.

Explore Plan Your Visit for basic visitor services information, maps and brochures, operating hours and seasons.

Visit Recreation for more detailed information on rules and regulations for backpack camping, snowmobiling, visiting with pets and hunting seasons.

The Veterans War Memorial Tower was approved by the state legislature in October 1930, supported by Senator Theodore Plunkett of Adams and Governor Frank G. Allen. The memorial was originally intended to be erected in Boston's Charles River Basin, before plans were changed to build it on Mount Greylock. It was designed by Boston-based architects Maginnis & Walsh, and built by contractors John G. Roy & Son of Springfield in 1931-32 at a cost of $200,000.[41] It takes the form of a perpetually lighted beacon to honor the state's dead from World War I (and subsequent conflicts). The light used to be the strongest beacon in Massachusetts, with a nighttime visible range of up to 70 miles.

The architectural design of the tower, a 93-foot (28 m) tall shaft with eight frieze-framed observation openings, was intended to have no suggestion of Utilitarianism but instead to display classic austerity. It includes some minor Art Deco details such as the decorative eagle on the base. Inside it is a domed chamber for a reverential shine that was intended to store tablets and war relics from wartime units in Massachusetts history.[ [/]

Want just a short scenic ride from the rally site? Just seven miles away is Mt. Greylock. At the peak is a light house that was designed to shine its light in Boston.

Location: Adams, Massachusetts
Distance from Pownal: 7 Miles
Estimated Time: 16 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Greylock"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

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Anglers Take Note

The Hoosick River borders the RA Rally site and has a nice population of trout. Why not pack a little fly rod and try your luck? There's usually an evening 'rise' and a hatch of Pale Evening Duns. A small 'Blue/Green', 'White Miller', hopper imitation, black ant or parachute caddis on 6X tippet would be good bets.

Thanks to Lyman Foss

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Best of its kind in the world!


all things angler...
dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of fly fishing

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[="3"]Established in 1968 in Manchester, Vermont, by a group of interested anglers, the American Museum of Fly Fishing was created to preserve and exhibit the treasures of American angling.

Today, the museum serves as a repository for, and conservator to, the world's largest collection of angling and angling-related items, numbering in the thousands. Our collections and exhibits thoroughly document the evolution of fly fishing as a sport, art form, craft, and industry in the U.S. and abroad, dating as far back as the 16th century. Rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts, and books form the major portions of the Museum’s collections.

The museum, a nationally accredited, nonprofit, educational institution, supports a publications program where books, catalogs, prints, art, and a national quarterly journal, The American Fly Fisher, are made available to the public.
Visitors to the museum may access in-house exhibits, related interpretive programming and research services year-round. Members of the museum help support the museum and its initiatives through membership dues and active involvement.[/]

Destination Manchester, Vermont
Distance 36 Miles
Duration 45 Minutes

For more information about the museum [URL="http://www.amff.com/information/about-the-museum.html"][="Blue"]Click Here[/][/URL]

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The Northeast Kingdom


Morgan - population approximately
500 in the winter and 3,500 in the summer!

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[="3"] Spiritualists hail the NEK and the adjoining region across the border (Quebec's Eastern Townships (Les Cantons de L'Est - a seat of Empire Loyalists) as an area of magnetism and great energy. One can certainly feel something gazing over the rolling hills. Refugees from urban America, including hippies from the sixties, still hide out amid the red painted barns, and winding dirt roads. There are a lot of writers here and other creative types who require the solitude that the Kingdom can provide.

The Northeast Kingdom reminds me of the Thomas Hardy novel, Far From the Madding Crowd (immortalized by PBS). Others say it reminds them of Ireland or the Scottish highlands, Cape Breton or France's Côté Sauvage. There is no coastline, but the rolling hills, lush green valleys buried in mist after a rain storm, sometimes remind me of these places as well.

In reality, there is no other place quite like the Northeast Kingdom. It is still relatively untouched, with its hill top farms, peaceful lakes and stunning sunsets. On bright spring and summer mornings, the lush green is broken by white church steeples appearing out of gentle valleys. It is unlikely that you will find a temple or a mosque in the local village, nor will you find other obvious signs of multiculturalism that make up the fabric of the rest of the country. The church, the local school and the general store/post office are the centers of activity. People carrying cell phones, wearing headphones and carrying bottles of water are relatively few and far between. Life in the Kingdom is like life 20 or 30 years ago in the rest of the country. So, you will see some bad habits from the sixties and seventies such as people smoking and leaving their trucks and cars running at idle while they chat at the local store.
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Destination: Morgan
Distance: 220 Miles
Duration: 3 Hours 45 Minutes

For more information about The Northeast Kingdom, [URL="http://www.scenesofvermont.com/vtnek1.htm"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Top Hat, A Top Attraction


Not to be missed is a chance to see Lincoln's top hat. The hat is part of the Hildene estate in Manchester. Hildene is a remnant of that page in US History when super mansions were built - each one of them carefully planned by an architect. Big homes are built today but they all look like they were cut from dough by the same cookie cutter. Hildene is different.

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[="3"]His father was born in a log cabin and called from the humblest rank in life to preside over our nation during the most momentous period of its history. One generation later, Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood, became chairman of the Pullman Company, the largest manufacturing corporation at the turn of the 20th century. He built his Georgian Revival mansion in 1905 in the scenic village of Manchester in The Shires of Vermont. It became home to only Lincoln descendants until 1975, longer than any other Lincoln residence. It is an example of the “Great American Story” and the story of the Lincoln family’s love affair with Vermont. An historic home, gardens, trails, woods and farm set on 412 preserved acres of quintessential Vermont landscape.

The name Hildene means hill and valley. Completed in 1905 in the Georgian Revival style, Hildene is located on a 300 foot promontory overlooking the Battenkill Valley and a greensward called "The Meadows", the latter a part of the property which is used for horseback riding and outdoor events. A formal garden in the form of a Gothic cathedral's stained glass window was planted in 1907. The window pattern is defined by privet hedge and filled with mixed borders of annual and perennial flowering plants providing the multicolored "stained glass." [/]


Destination: Manchester, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal:37 Miles
Duration: 51 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.hildene.org/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

1005 Hildene Road
Manchester, VT 05254
(802) 362-1788

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Simon Pearce For St. Patricks's Day

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[="3"]About Simon Pearce:
Simon Pearce designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates two fine dining establishments.

Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in [="Green"]Kilkenny, Ireland[/]. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use.

In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee
River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embodies traditional and contemporary styles—all with classic simplicity, elegance and everyday functionality. The line is available at 10 Simon Pearce retail stores, through a nationwide network of signature stores, via mail-order catalog and online at SimonPearce.com. [/]


Destination:Quechee, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 106 Miles
Duration: 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.simonpearce.com/category/about+us/the+making+of+our+designs/h..."][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!


Store
1760 Quechee Main Street
Quechee VT 05059
Phone: 802.295.2711
Hours: 9am-9pm daily

Restaurant
Phone: 802.295.1470
Lunch: 11:30am-2:45pm
Dinner: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Glassblowing
Hours: MON & TUE: 10am-5pm
WED-SUN: 10am-9pm

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Rally Meister!
Simon Pearce has a low-head hydroelectric generator in the Ottaquechee River that produces all their electricity for the glass ovens! Pretty cool. And fascinating to watch the glassblowers!
Moreover, the tail race below the dam and under the covered bridge has some fine trout fishing, so the well informed traveler can pack a little flyrod and tickle the waters while his signifcant other makes arrangement to have the glass goodies Fedex'd home! And no more talk of trotlines, nightcrawlers and other heresy.

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I surrender; not more garden hackle or trotlines

Only traditional and natural means. LOL

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One of the most beautiful roads in America


Two-Hundred Miles of Sheer Beauty!

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That's the best way to describe Vermont's constantly changing views on Scenic Route 100, which runs from just south of Wilmington, Vermont, to Lake Memphremagog just short of the Canadian border.

Although a good portion of the route hugs the eastern slopes of the Green Mountain National Forest, much of it steps away for farms and quaint villages ideal for browsing and meal breaks, and overnight or weekend lodging. You'll find everything from Farm Stands & Farmers' Markets to Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patches, Cider Mills and Wineries along the way during the warmer months.

There's also no shortage of craft shows during the fall season. In winter you'll find everything from ice-fishermen to Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides and Snowmobile Rentals. Needless to say, the entire route is a photographer's dream come true... especially during the Fall Foliage Season.

The Route - Starting At The Southern End

There are several towns on Route 100, south of Wilmington [Jacksonville, Whitingham and Readsboro]. However, you would best access Route 100 from Route 9, from Brattleboro to the East [I-91], or from Bennington [from the West]. And Bennington is just a few miles up the road from Pownal - site of the BMW RA Rally.

Browsing the small town of Wilmington is to step back in time, except for its craft shops and galleries, which are extremely popular during Summer and Fall. In Winter, it's home to many skiers at nearby Mount Snow. Heading north you will soon pass through West Dover, the home of Mount Snow. North again. being careful to remain on Route 100 as it joins and breaks away from Route 30. On to Londonderry and Weston!

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Destination: , [="Green"]Vermont's Route 100[/]
Distance from Pownal to Stambord & Route 100: 15 Miles
Duration: 24 Minutes

For a complete map of route 100, [URL="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=1156553256369068..."][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

FREE CAMPING If you want to explore [="Green"]Vermont[/], Route 100, The Beast of the East (Mohawk Trail) come early. Pitch your tent on Sunday and there is no extra charge. [="Green"]Vermont[/] wants you to come. Understand that you are on your own but toilet facilities will be available and maybe even a shower. Gasoline, food, the best hardware store in [="Green"]Vermont [/]and spirits are just a mile down the road. Sweet!

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PaulBach » wrote:

Only traditional and natural means. LOL

What's next? Dynamite? Rotanone? Electroshocking? Sheesh

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Can a trawler make it up the Hoosick River?

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The Mid-Section of Route 100



The Route - Starting At The Southern End

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[="3"]There are several towns on Route 100, south of Wilmington [Jacksonville, Whitingham and Readsboro]. However, you would best access Route 100 from Route 9, from Brattleboro to the East [I-91], or from Bennington [from the West].

Browsing the small town of Wilmington is to step back in time, except for its craft shops and galleries, which are extremely popular during Summer and Fall. In Winter, it's home to many skiers at nearby Mount Snow. Heading north you will soon pass through West Dover, the home of Mount Snow. North again. being careful to remain on Route 100 as it joins and breaks away from Route 30.

On to Londonderry and Weston!

You'll most probably want to stop in picturesque Weston. It's home to the legendary Vermont Country Store; The Old Mill Museum; The Weston Playhouse; and the Weston Priory, a Benedictine Monastery. It's also known for its annual Fall Antique and Craft Shows. There are also several inns and eateries here.

Next, you'll travel north to Ludlow, home of Okemo Mountain Ski Resort. There's plenty of lodging and eateries here. Again, be careful to remain on Route 100 North as it joins and then leaves Route 103.[/]




COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.
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Another great area attraction going on during our rally, is the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show on RT. 7 in East Dorset, about five miles north of Manchester. Check out vt-summerfestival.com for more info. The temporary paddocks stretch for nearly a mile! and the show rings are always busy with different jumping events. Sundays are the premiere events and the folks are out in their finery cheering on their favorites. Serious horsepower, not to be missed. Tally-ho!

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REAL Horsepower! Hoof it to East Dorset


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The Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows are a chance for equestrians to spend July and August where the summer is its most beautiful: Vermont's Green Mountains. Quaint New England towns of the [URL="http://www.manchestervermont.net/"][="Blue"]Manchester & the Mountains area[/][/URL], noted for their charm, first class accommodations, world-class dining and excellent show facilities, host the fourteenth annual Vermont Summer Festival.

The Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset is the perfect site for the six weeks of competition. Its lovely peaceful view of the Green Mountains, just off scenic Route 7 North, offers a well equipped hunter/jumper facility. The show grounds boast FIVE all weather rings, including one of the largest Grand Prix fields in New England, as well as several all weather schooling and riding areas, permanent wash racks, paddocks and extended trails for casual enjoyment.

When the day's work is over, the nearby towns are full of New England charm: historic homes, quaint country inns and taverns, many comfortable, friendly places to stay and dine. Manchester is known throughout the region as the home of world-class shopping! You'll find everything from couture clothing to gourmet food to antiques and handmade arts and crafts. You'll find over two dozen designer outlets in Manchester including top names like Brooks Brothers, Jones of New York, Coach and Ralph Lauren. This mecca of summer recreation runs the gamut from hiking the Appalachian Trail to golf, tennis, canoeing, hunting, fishing, in-line skating and more.[/]

Destination: East Dorset, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance: 38 Miles
Duration: 45 Minutes

Real Horsepower, No Nay Sayers, No Nagging, Great Mileage, No Night Mares, Fuel available 24hours a day! LOL

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time. [/B]

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Located in a restored 1875 carriage barn on our family farm, the Boyden Valley Winery is steeped in the culture and agricultural heritage of Vermont’s Green Mountains. From 8000 grapevines and 100 acres of maple trees, lovingly tended by our family for four generations, we craft wines that feature only the finest locally grown fruit from the loamy soils of the Lamoille River Valley. The care with which we’ve nurtured the Boyden Farm for 100 years lends itself to traditional wine making techniques, producing wines clean to the palate and balanced.

All of our wines are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to produce elegant, lively whites, and medium bodied reds full with character. Aged in time–honored French Oak casks our cellars yield mature, European–style wines. Boyden Valley Winery is open year round and visitors are invited to experience the wine making process from vine to bottle. Come share our passion for making wine.
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Destination:Cambridge, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 175 Miles
Duration: 3 Hours & 30 Minutes

For a tour of today's destination, and a neat film about wine making, [URL="http://www.boydenvalley.com/takeatour.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time. [/B]

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Vermont's Maritime Museum

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[="3"]Explore a shipwreck - without getting wet!
Did you know that there are over 300 historic shipwrecks at the bottom of Lake Champlain? Take a tour boat to the site of one of these wooden wrecks and go for a “dive” using a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). This robotic camera sends back real-time video to an on-board monitor as we share the vessel’s dramatic story. Don’t miss this incredible experience - for all ages!
There are over a dozen exhibit buildings at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor. These present the maritime history and nautical archeology of the Champlain Valley through hands-on interactive learning stations, video and audio displays, historical artifacts and images. Long term exhibitions are enhanced by new research, new acquisitions and special short-term installations each season

LCMM serves as a regional repository where collections that reflect the maritime heritage of the Champlain Valley can be preserved, interpreted and shared. The museum’s rapidly growing permanent collection consists of some 15,000 objects, images and documents that powerfully communicate the history of Lake Champlain. Over half of the collection is shared directly with the public through the museum’s publications, exhibitions and educational materials. Other materials are retained for their importance to the museum’s work in research and documentation.
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Destination:Vergennes, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 110 Miles
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.lcmm.org/museum_info/visit.htm"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

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Go Explore the Berkshires

The Berkshires? Right, The Berkshires! Sometimes Massachusetts only brings us associations with Paul Revere, Tea in Boston Harbor, Beacon Hill and Cape Cod. But the best riding in Massachusetts is in Western Massachusetts. The RA rally site, in Pownal, is less than 10 miles from the Berkshires. And a week later is the Yankee Beemer rally - also in the Berkshires.

This is the summer to explore the Berkshires, The Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondacks in New York. Come early, stay late!

Here is what the National Geographic TRAVELER Magazine had to say about the Berkshires when they rated this idyllic locale as the #7 place in the World to visit.

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Massachusetts: Berkshires
Score: 76

This area in western Massachusetts "seems to have the right balance"of picturesque towns, arts offerings, and well-protected natural beauty. Some complain it is becoming too "gentrified," with "boutiques pushing out the mom-and-pop establishments."

Here is a representative sampling of additional anonymous comments from the panelists. They are not necessarily the views of the National Geographic Society:

"Important area for cultural tourism in a beautiful environmental setting, the Berkshires have long attracted upscale visitors. From the Gilded Age summer 'cottages' to quaint and aesthetically appealing small towns, historical and cultural museums, and summer musical performances, the Berkshires have continuing appeal for the economically well-situated and for many average middle-class families. Outdoor recreation activities, such as hiking in natural surroundings, add to the appeal."

"Still undiscovered enough, and with a tradition of slow-growth tourism to add cultural pizzazz to the lush scenery, the Berkshires seem to have the right balance. The landscape will need to come together around these values to maintain them for the long haul."

"A cultural hideaway. Still favored more by New Yorkers than Bostonians, but never feels overrun even in the height of summer and during the peak of foliage."

"Gentrification is one of the biggest threats. The area is stunning, but the demand for boutiques and Norman Rockwell experiences pushes out the mom-and-pop establishments. A balance must be maintained to preserve the area."

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Billings Farm & Museum

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[="3"]Billings Farm & Museum
Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont's rural past – your gateway to Vermont's rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production.

Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of actual farm work, animals, and agricultural processes. The authentically restored 1890 Farm House, the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago – features the farm manager's office, family living quarters – and creamery, where butter was produced for market. Interactive programs in the farmhouse for visitors and students interpret 19th century agricultural improvement, butter production, and domestic life. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the annual cycle of rural life and work, as well as the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago.

Mr. Rockefeller is perhaps best known for his work in conservation and the environment.
He served under five Presidents in conservation and outdoor recreation advisory capacities, and chaired several Federal commissions to develop national conservation policy.

He worked closely with Lady Bird Johnson, chairing the White House Conference on Natural Beauty, to make the concept of natural beauty a national priority. He also made important contributions to New York State’s park system as chairman and president of the New York State Council on Parks and Recreation. He founded the American Conservation Association in 1958 to advance, improve, and encourage the public’s understanding of conservation, and since 1940 headed Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc., a conservation organization which has been instrumental in numerous projects including protecting large sections of the Grand Tetons, California’s redwoods, and the Hudson Highlands.

Mr. Rockefeller also played a pivotal role in the development of several national parks, including Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John, and with his wife, Mary, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont. In 2001, he pledged his 1,100-acre JY Ranch in Jackson, Wyoming to be included as part of Grand Teton National Park.[/]


Destination:Woodstock, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 88 Miles
Duration: 2 Hours

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.billingsfarm.org/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

5302 River Road
Woodstock VT, 05091
802-457-2355
802-457-4663

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

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[="3"]Visit and explore the journey of coffee from “Tree to Cup”. Learn about GMCR’s passion for coffee through our interactive visitor’s center then browse through our gift shop as you sample our carefully crafted coffee.

Your journey to distant lands begins in the heart of Vermont.

One step inside the historic Waterbury train station transports you to another world. A jewel of the Italianate Victorian style, the station has been lovingly restored to its 1875 glory. It still serves the Amtrak train that runs from St. Albans, Vermont to Washington, D.C. This is one stop on the line you won’t want to miss!

Within, you’ll find much more than a ticket-counter. This is the home of the Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center, our interactive, “hands-on” exhibit and multimedia coffee experience.

  • Learn how coffee is grown, harvested, processed, and roasted
  • Sample coffees from around the world
  • Experience the “taste of place” that makes each coffee unique
  • Discover unique gifts and artisanal crafts from coffee-growing communities
After your self-guided tour, relax in the Green Mountain Coffee café and enjoy a cappuccino, latte, espresso or other coffee creation, custom-made for you.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters offers more than 100 delicious coffee selections, including single-origin, estate, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified™, and flavored coffees. Take a bag (or two!) home with you when you go. (Or visit our online catalog at GreenMountainCoffee.com).[/]


Destination: Waterbury
Distance from Pownal: 142
Duration: 2 Hours 40 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="www.waterburystation.com"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

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[="3"]Want to try something different – very different?

Try Zoar Outdoor’s zippiest adventure on a Deerfield Valley Canopy Tour in Charlemont Massachusetts. Our 3-hour-long zip line canopy tour leads adventurers on an aerial trek through the woods by means of 9 zip lines, 2 sky bridges and 3 rappels suspended in the trees in the northern Berkshires and connected through platforms that sit high above the forest floor. Zip line canopy tours originated 20 years ago in Central and South America as an exciting and unusual way to experience the forest canopy. Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours is the first canopy tour in southern New England and in MA.

  • Our 3-hour-long tree-based zip line canopy tour in the northern Berkshires offers an intimate view of the forest canopy and our guides help you understand the environment you're zipping through
  • Double-cable construction provides an extra margin of safety
  • Hand braking (with backup brakes on each zip) allows you to control your zip speed with a gloved hand and keep from "spinning out"

[/]

Destination: Charlemont, Massachusetts
Distance from Pownal: 28 Miles
Duration: 48 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.deerfieldzipline.com/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

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No Stinkin' Passport Required

Jamaica, [="Green"]Vermont[/] the Heart of Southern Vermont!

Hey man, you don’t need no

  • stinkin passport
  • visa
  • customs hassles
  • water wings
to visit Jamaica. Just fill your tank at the Stewarts store and head for scenic Route 100.

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[="3"]Settled near the confluence of the scenic West River and Ball Mountain Brook in Southern Vermont, Jamaica has maintained the charm and character of old Vermont.

Since its Charter in 1780, the Town of Jamaica has undergone many life cycles: Farming, Lumber Mills, Factories, and Sheep herding have added to its character.

Jamaica will entice you to slow down and enjoy life!
A throwback to unspoiled Vermont
...where every building has a story and every resident has a smile.

Come and enjoy Vermont for the way it was!

This Jamaica was chartered in 1780. Hey man, that’s a decade for the US Constitution went into effect. OK, I’m off a year but still you don’t need no stinkin passport to go to Jamaica.

While in Jamaica Village explore the shops and marvel at the buildings that line Main Street some dating back to the 1780's.

The Town Hall is the cornerstone of the Village - the 1853 structure was originally a church and is now used for Town Meetings and private events.

Stroll down towards Depot Street stop at the War Memorial, honoring our fallen residents from the Civil War to current conflicts.

At the End of Depot Street is the Jamaica State Park, the 780 acre State Park has one of the hidden treasure of Vermont - Hamilton Falls.

If you are lucky stop by the Community Church on Thursdays visit the Jamaica Benefit; this organization has been in Jamaica since the early 1800's. Originally known as the Jamaica Ladies Benefit, the Benefit is responsible for many wonderful things around town from the initializing the first Old Home Day to the sidewalks in town!

Searching for your family line, stop by the Town Offices, Bonnie West - our Town Clerk will be more than happy to let scroll through the records dating back to 1780![/]

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.jamaicavt.com/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

52 Miles 1 Hour & 15 Minutes Direct via Route 7 or take the scenic route via Route 100.

Destination: Jamaica, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 60 Miles
Duration: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes
Distance: Scenic Route via Route 100: 60 Miles
and part of the ride, before you get to Route 100 is via the Mohawk Trail - the Beast of the East.

Thanks to Mile by Mile for their photo of Jamaica, [="Green"]Vermont[/]. Check out their website at http://www.milebymile.com/. The site has one of the most complete listings of great rides in America. Go explore the fantastic website by [URL="http://www.milebymile.com/"][="Blue"]clicking here[/][/URL].

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Found, at last! The Perfect Wife!

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[="3"]If you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere for the evening stop by our tavern and discover a local favorite. Enjoy a seat at the bar, in one of our comfortable booths or on our breezy new three-season patio while you choose from our wide array of Tavern Style Specialties. We welcome children too and have a specially designed menu for the smaller appetite.

The Perfect Wife Tavern is also Manchester's premier source for live music, hosting an eclectic source of acts most every weekend. You will find everything from funk and blues to jazz and rock being played on the Perfect Wife state.

So, whatever your pleasure, from nachos to crab cake, from fine wines to cold beer, Foosball to cribbage, rock and roll. Bands to acoustic jams, out with the friends or dinner with the kids, it's all under one roof at the Perfect Wife.[/]

The RA Rally in Pownal, Vermont is no ordinary rally; it is destined to be one of the best rallies at:

  • Any Time
  • Any Place
  • Any motorcycle manufacturer

If you come to the RA rally there is something special waiting for all male riders, i,e,:
The Perfect Wife.

Ladies, the search for the perfect husband continues but alas it seems the perfect husband is yet another oxymoron.

Destination:Manchester, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 36 Miles
Duration: 55 Minutes

The best riding in three states await you!

For more information about The Perfect Wife, [URL="http://www.perfectwife.com/Welcome.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

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Your Are Invited to an Airshow!

Does you chewing lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
You say you can't get to the MOA Rally in Redmond or the RA Rally at Pownal?
But you still want to tour Vermont?
But you want to camp, eat and be entertained - on the cheap?

There is good news Bunkie!

Your are invited to an Model Plane Airshow at the Green Mountain Energy Park in June. In case you cannot make it to the rally in July make it to the airshow in June!

There will be:

  • Camping
  • A Band Saturday Night
  • Indoor Spectator Seating for the Airshow
  • A 50/50 Raffle
  • Food on site for all three days provided by American Legion Post 90

Dates: June11th, 12th and 13th
Camping Available for all three days.
Location: Green Mountain Energy Park - Route 7, Pownal, Vermont

For more information contact:

scottylyons@comcast.net
usair762@yahoo.com

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Bring Home A Growler!

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
99 Bottles of Beer
Take one down and pass it around
98 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.

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[="3"]What the hell is a growler? We're not talking about the USS Growler, a small iceberg, a four-wheeled hansom cab from England, a sexual offender or any of the other slang phrases associated with the word – there are many. We're talking about that which carries fresh beer from a brewery to your house. Now there are many speculations as to the origins of the growler, so let's take a moment and explore some of these.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, fresh beer was carried from the local pub to one's home by means of a small-galvanized pail. Rumor has it that when the beer sloshed around the pail, it created a rumbling sound as the CO2 escaped through the lid, thus the term "growler" was coined.

Before World War II, city kids used to bring covered buckets of draft beer from a local bar or brewery to workers at lunchtime or to their parents at dinnertime, a practice called "rushing the growler."

In the 50s and 60s, waxed cardboard containers with lids were used to take home beer – it's said that they were round and resembled take-out Chinese soup containers. And in many US states, it used to be (and still is) illegal for "liquor stores" to be open on Sunday. So if you wanted beer on Sunday you went to a bar and bought some of these "containers" of draft beer. However by the late 60s many bars had switched to plastic and eventually they were allowed to sell packaged beer after hours. Soon after, many states allowed Sunday sales at liquor stores and the concept of the growler soon died.

In the early 80s, Newman Brewing in Albany, NY used to sell soft plastic gallon containers of their beer. Apparently if you brought the empty back to the brewery, they'd replenish it with more beer.

A claim to the modern day growler states that in 1989, Charlie Otto and his father were discussing the dilemma facing the Otto Brothers Brewery. They wanted to offer "beer-to-go" for their local customers, but they were not yet in a position to bottle. Father Otto suggested the use of "growlers," which were used in his younger days, but Charlie recognized the need for an updated package type. He purchased a small silkscreen machine, and set it up on his patio. Soon he was silk-screening his logo on half-gallon glass bottles that resembled moonshine jugs. The modern-day "growler" was introduced.

George Bulvas III, brewmaster at Water Street Lake County Brewery, WI, suggests that growlers are named for the buckets of beer once given to factory workers before their stomachs began to "growl" from hunger.

Whatever. Nowadays, a growler is simply a glass jug that carries a half-gallon of beer. However, some can get rather extravagant holding upwards of two liters with a clampdown ceramic top and a metal handle/grips (German-style). You can even buy specially designed cooling packs complete with carrying straps for your growlers, but we'd probably pummel you to the ground for looking like a complete dork.

Growlers are filled straight from the tap, sealed with a twist-cap, often with a plastic wrap over this if filled ahead of time, and are sometimes labeled. Filled prices range anywhere from around $4 to $15 or more. A deposit must be paid, often included in the price, and chances are if you bring back your washed growler, you can get a refill for a cheaper price. Just note that you must always refrigerate growlers. Doing so will give them a shelf-life of 7-10 days, or around 2-3 days once opened – if you’re lucky.

Almost all brewpubs sell growlers these days, as do many breweries. And regardless of its true origin the growler is a great way to take home some fresh brew from a local brewery or brewpub.

Respect beer.[/]

What does all this intriguing and interesting history have to do with the RA Rally? Glad you asked. There is a microbrewery in Bennington just a short and satisfying riding from Pownal, the RA Rally site.

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[="3"]
First Review
My Boyfriend and I went to the Brew Pub on Sun. Feb 7 and rendezvoused with our friends from NY there. We were early, so we went to the bar for a beer. Justin, the bartender, was quite the comedian and kept us entertained while waiting. He was a great "keeper of the Ale."
When our friends arrived, we sat a table and had an enjoyable and tasty lunch.
It was great to watch Mr. Madison himself tend to his brew making. Very interesting.
I loved the atmosphere, the food, and the staff were very pleasant as well.
"Thumbs up" Madison Brewery, Co.
Looking forward to coming back again......

Second Review
I live in Bennington and I can tell you this is a great place to eat. All my kids can find something on this menu to their taste and its not al the same old stuff you get in other restaurants. I don't walk away from here thinking I could have made that at home. They have the best Calamari I have ever had and their no bones about it is absolutely tops.

Third Review
In the midst of a 6 hour car trip, dinner became necessary and we stopped in downtown Bennington for a bite. The exterior of Madison Brewing Company was inviting and drew us into its embrace.

The interior was quite roomy and nicely laid out. Lots of old wood in the place, which is always nice. All sorts of folks were there. Families. Locals at the bar. Old folks. Young folks. Seems like its a popular place to go in town.

I tried their special "Umpa Lumpa Ale" - which was pretty good. My wife tried the Honey Wheat Ale, which she described as "like candy" (aka "she really likes it"). It has a good number of brews. Were there not 100miles left on my road-trip, I would have liked to indulge myself in a few more pints.

As for food.... My wild mushroom ravioli was very tasty - and quite possibly made from scratch (unconfirmed). My wife got the open face turkey melt and enjoyed it. The waitress was pretty good, but it took us a while to get our drinks (not sure why).

Overall, this is a worthy stop on any road-trip that takes you through Bennington[/]

Madison Brewing Company
428 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201-2109
(802) 442-7397 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************(802) 442-7397******end_of_the_skype_highlighting

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

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New England Grand Slam!


Yankee Beemer Rally from 2009

  • Touch All The Bases (VT, NY, MA, NH)
  • Don't Whiff (and miss all the fun)
  • Don't Strike Out (Come Early ~ Stay Late)
  • A Bronx Cheer For The Yankee Beemers (In Heath, MA)
  • Ride The Gap (In Vermont)
  • Nail Down Your Riding (Tour All of New England)
Think about it! You will be camping at the Gateway to all of New England. Spend a couple of weeks on the cheap and have the riding summer to be remembered for years. With a bit of planning you could tour all of New England and the Adirondacks of New York

850 Mile Grand Slam Home-run The above is just an idea of what can be planned to Ride New England!

Include in loop is:

  • Pownal and the RA Rally
  • Lake Placid
  • Mt. Washington
  • Maine's Rocky Coast
  • Portsmouth
  • The Beast of the East
  • MAX BMW

For more information about the Damn Yankee Rally [URL="http://74.53.234.2/~riptide/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]

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A Short Ride For A Big Ice-Cream Cone

You scream
We scream
We all scream for ice-cream

Looking for some home made fudge, a wheel of real Vermont Cheese or a tall ice-cream and a short but scenic ride? Vermont Confectionery in Bennington is your destination. I take my grandson there and then need a "come-along" to get him out of the place. Vermont Confectionery is an old time candy store located at a former dairy farmer. Nope, not a trace remains of the former residents. Go here if you are looking for some solitude, a nice view or a short ride. Look for a red barn and a big silo. The map below will take you there.

Enjoy Vermont's original ice cream and select from a full line of chocolates and all types of candy. The store has over 30 flavors of ice cream and 40 plus flavors of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. There is also a large selection of sugar free chocolates and candy.

Destination: Vermont Confectionery [(1541 West Rd) (Rt 9)]
Duration: 16 minutes
Distance: 12 miles

For more information about Vermont Confectionery [URL="http://www.vermontcandy.com/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time. [/B]

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Warren Falls

What about Warren Falls just south of the town of Warren, VT on Rt 100. Great fun!
Rick Mead
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[="3"]Warren Falls
A natural water-park, the Warren Falls is fun for all ages. With pools of crystal clear water ranging in depth from 1 to 10 feet, the Falls are a local summertime tradition that no one should miss. Prehistoric boulders serve as diving platforms at heights for everyone to enjoy.

Admission: Free

Difficulty: Easy

Photography
There is a great deal to photograph here, you just need to make sure conditions are ideal. If the water is too high, you'll lose the colors in the pools. Ideally, you'll go late on a cool, clear day. Warm days attract swimmers, so a cool day is a must. Overcast days don't seem to provide the light that saturates the colors in the pools. If you are looking for color, be here during sweet light in a period of low water. Have your tripod, polarizer, and a warming filter. Be sure to eye check the warming filter to see how it affects the colors. Focal lengths in the 28-105mm range should capture most everything you'll see here.[/]

Destination: Warren, Vermont
Distance: 115 Miles
Duration: 2 Hours and 25 Minutes

For more information about Warren Falls, [URL="http://www.madrivervalley.com/vermont/activities/detail.asp?actid=42"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Visit Camelot Without Leaving Vermont

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[="3"]The shops at Camelot Village are nestled in vintage 18th century barns in historic Bennington, VT. The Village offers a taste of country, creativity, and nostalgia through the rich diverse offerings of its six different businesses. [/]

You want over 10,000 square feet of antiques, everything from ABC plates to Yelloware, [URL="http://www.antiquesatcamelot.com/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

You want over 20 flavors of homemade fudge, [URL="http://www.vermontfudge.com/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

You want:

  • Yankee Candles and Accessories
  • Vera Bradley Bags
  • Lang Folk Art
  • Chamilia Beads and Jewelry
  • Camille Beckman Products
  • Primal Elements Glycerine Soaps
  • Willow Tree Angles
  • Silk and Dried Florals
  • Ribbons
  • Windchimes
then, [URL="http://www.benningtongifts.com/"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

Are you looking for over 100 years of antique and vintage fashions, from the Civil War era of the 1860s to the the Disco era of the 1970s? Looking for period clothing, hats, purses, shoes and many accessories? How about millinery supplies and a lovely selection of signed and unsigned costume jewelry, then[URL="http://shopsatcamelotvillage.com/benningtonvintagesewing/"][="Blue"] click here[/][/URL].

Destination: Bennington
Distance: 11 Miles
Duration: 22 Minutes

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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A Short Ride With Big Smiles

Hiya folks.
Ya say ya lost your job today?
Ya say its 4 A.M. and your kids ain't home from school yet?
Ya say your wife went out for a corned beef sandwich last weekend - the corned beef sandwich came back but she didn't?
Ya say your furniture is out all over the sidewalk 'cause ya can't pay the rent and ya got chapped lips and paper cuts and your feets all swollen up and blistered from pounding the pavement looking for work?

Is that whats troubling ya, fellow?

Well, lift your head up high and take a ride in the sun with dignity and stick-to-it-ness and ya show the world, ya show the world where to get off. You'll never give up, never give up, never give up...that motorcycle!
(Apologies to the Old Philospher)

Here's a plan for those lucky enough to arrive early and take advantage of FREE camping. Gather your camera, riding buddies and an appetite.

Leave the rally site and have lunch at the [="DarkRed"]Big Moose Deli [/]on Route 7 in Hoosick, NY. The wraps are huge and all the pies are homemade but resist since you are going to have ice-cream at the next stop.

Head north on Route 7 and stop for ice-cream at Vermont Confectionery.

Just a mile away is Camelot Village.

After Camelot Village, less than a mile away is the [="DarkRed"]Grave of Robert Frost[/], the iconic Poet Laureate who read at the inauguration of President Kennedy. But wait, the journey is not yet over.

A few hundred yards from the 18th century church and the grave of Robert Frost is the Bennington Monument, the highest building in Vermont. Take the elevator up and take some shots of three different states.

Time Mile Instruction For
9:00 AM 0.0 Depart 6619 Ethan Allen Hwy, Pownal, VT 05261 on US-7 [Ethan Allen Hwy] (North-West) 0.5 mi
9:00 AM 0.5 Turn LEFT (West) onto SR-346 6.7 mi
9:06 AM 5.1 Entering New York
9:09 AM 7.1 Turn RIGHT (North) onto CR-95 [Green Rd] 1.2 mi
9:11 AM 8.4 Keep STRAIGHT onto CR-95 [Petersburg Junction Rd] 87 yds
9:11 AM 8.4 Bear LEFT (North) onto CR-95 [South St] 1.6 mi
9:13 AM 10.1 Turn RIGHT (East) onto SR-7 54 yds
9:13 AM 10.1 At Big Moose Deli, stay on SR-7 (East) 3.2 mi [="DarkRed"][#2][/]
9:17 AM 13.3 Entering Vermont
9:17 AM 13.3 Road name changes to SR-9 [Molly Stark Trail] 3.2 mi
9:22 AM 16.5 At Camelot Village, stay on SR-9 [Molly Stark Trail] (East) 0.2 mi
9:22 AM 16.7 Bear RIGHT (East) onto Local road(s) 43 yds
9:23 AM 16.7 Road name changes to Church Street 43 yds
9:23 AM 16.7 At Robert Frost Grave-site, stay on Church St (West) 32 yds [="DarkRed"][#4][/]
9:23 AM 16.7 Road name changes to Local road(s) 43 yds
9:24 AM 16.7 Turn RIGHT (North) onto SR-9 [Molly Stark Trail] 98 yards
9:24 AM 16.8 Keep LEFT onto Monument Ave 0.3 mi
9:26 AM 17.1 Turn RIGHT (North-East) onto Monument Circle 65 yards [="DarkRed"][#5][/]
9:26 AM 17.2 At Bennington Monument [15 Monument Circle, Bennington VT, return West on Monument Circle 65 yds
9:26 AM 17.2 Turn LEFT (South) onto Monument Ave 0.4 mi
9:28 AM 17.6 Keep STRAIGHT onto Monument Ave [Monument Ave Ext] 2.3 mi
9:31 AM 19.9 Turn RIGHT (West) onto Carpenter Hill Rd 1.9 mi
9:36 AM 21.7 At Carpenter Hill Road, stay on Carpenter Hill Rd (South-West) 2.3 mi
9:42 AM 24.1 Turn LEFT (East) onto N Pownal Rd 1.0 mi
9:44 AM 25.1 Turn RIGHT (South) onto US-7 [Ethan Allen Hwy] 3.5 mi
9:49 AM 28.6 Arrive 6662 US-7, Pownal, VT 05261

[="DarkRed"]SUMMARY[/]
Driving distance: 28.6 miles

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Don't tell a soul - Lunch at the Big Moose Deli

Don't tell a soul but this is where I go when I am HUNGRY or need a fresh baked home made pie or some yummy chocolate chip cookies.


It has a rural charm all its own.


It's the Big Moose Deli. I kind of identify with the Big Moose


All the food the doctor doesn't want to have ...


... and a whole lot more.

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Home Made Pies


Genuine BIG Chocolate CHUNK Cookies

All things dealing with Moose


The Big Moose Deli is in Hoosick, NY 10 miles or 13 minutes along some twisty roads with bucolic scenery.

Destination: Hoosick, NY
Distance: 10 Miles
Duration: 13 Minutes

Remember, don't tell a soul.

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[="3"]You may pass through All Five Bennington County Covered Bridges in a standard size automobile - one lane only.

Bridges were covered to keep the wood dry and thereby avoid rot. This became the trend in 1805 when a bridge designed by Timothy Palmer, an architect proved most durable.

Most covered bridges are painted red because iron ochre was an inexpensive pigment.
Here is an early recipe for bridge paint:

  • 2 qts skim milk buttermilk or whey;
  • 8 oz newly slaked lime
  • 6oz oil from ground flaxseed
  • 2oz turpentine
  • 1.5lbs pulverized ochre.
The most common type of covered bridge is Town Lattice. All Bennington County Bridges are of this type. [/]

The below ride starts from the bmw ra rally site in Pownal and wonders back roads to and from the museum. Route 7 in NY is part of the route but is twisty and undulating. The route goes past the Big Moose Deli in Hoosick, NY my favorite place to stop, relax, have a sandwich and bring home a slice of homemade pie. The chocolate chunk cookies are huge. But, don't tell a soul.


Destination: Bennington,[="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 16 Miles
Duration: 21 Minutes

For more information about the Covered Bridge Museum, [URL="http://www.bennington.com/chamber/Bridges/museum.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

The best riding in three states await you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Looking For An Antique?

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[="3"] If Manchester is the Bennington County capital of outlet stores then East Arlington is the capital of antique dealers. If you have never been to East Arlington, nestled in the hills between Historic Route 7A and U.S. Route 7, it is a Vermont town that hasn't changed very much over the years since Norman Rockwell was living and painting in the area. The relaxed country village atmosphere is perfect for the weary traveler to park and grab a bite at the local cafe and browse the Candlemill shops and sit by the gurgling brook that runs through town like a heartbeat of the mountains.

It is in this setting that the two buildings of the East Arlington Antiques Center is located. The Main Street shop is in a building, which was built in the 1830s, was one of Vermont's first hardware stores, and later the Post Office. The shop is owned and operated by Phil Elwell, who was born in Shaftsbury and moved to Arlington in 1963. Phil has been operating this business above the village Post Office since 1988 and who has joined in a partnership with Rick and Ed Hawley of HBH Prestain up the road whose family owned the old movie theatre around the corner which is now the larger of the two locations for the Center.

The Hawley family has owned the property where the Old Movie Theatre shop is since before the Revolutionary War. Between the two shops of the Center there are over 125 dealers renting space or selling on commission.

In talking to Phil and John Maynard, the manager of the old Theatre shop, I found that antique dealing is less of a money making venture than a labor of love for antiques. Phil says there are two kinds of dealers, "Some do it for a living touring the country trying to find treasures, others as a part time business to supplement their income. A lot of people aren't in it for the money, they"re in it to try to add to their collection of follow their interests."

I asked Phil if he felt there was a lot of competition in the antique market in the area, but he said, "the more shops in the area the better. Whether they be antique centers of specialty shops." Mainly because people will tend to go where there is a concentration and maximize their time shopping.

If you have never had the antique shopping experience it is worthwhile to visit these two unique stores-in-one. The historic setting of the immediate area lends itself to the experience. In talking about the energy from having such a concentration of articles from the past John notes that, "I have people from all around the world in here and it"s exciting when they get part way around, they just feel so good with the high atmosphere, I"ve had Sinatra tapes playing and seen people dancing on the other end of the store."

There is something for everyone at the Center, John notes, "One of the beautys of a place like this is the variety of the items, the fun part is that you can have some really old French furniture, this 1790 table for instance, and right next to it have something really funky." ALthough the two shops are different in regards to size and layout, they both feature a wide variety of items that are a reflection of the interests of the individual dealers who have arranged the displays. Some are interested in kitchen ware, with boxes of soap flakes from 1939, roller pins and egg crates, and others feature coins, jewelry or French enamel ware, and still others are an eclectic mix. [/]

Destination:East Arlington, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 31 Miles
Duration: 42 Minutes

For more information about East Arlington [URL="http://www.thisisvermont.com/storyantiques.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

The best riding in three states await you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE
And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

2010 Rallymeister in Vermont
Pownal - Gateway to New England

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Ride to a Harpoon

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[="3"] In the Summer of 2000, we purchased a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont. This opportunity arose at a time when we were operating at capacity in Boston and looking for ways to meet the growing demand for Harpoon beer. The Windsor Brewery was built in 1998 for $5 million dollars and had a capacity to brew 30,000 Barrels a year. In the Winter of 2005, we added tanks to increase capacity to 55,000 barrels a year. In addition to brewing Harpoon at our original brewery in Boston, we currently brew Harpoon beer and the Leviathan Series beers at the Windsor facility.

At Harpoon we have always worked hard to make great beer and welcome our customers to the brewery. We hope that you come visit our Windsor Brewery and see for yourself what makes our brewery - and our beer - special. Our Windsor Brewery features a Production Viewing Area where you can check out the Brewhouse "up close" and learn about Harpoon. We also feature a Brewery Store and restaurant known as the Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden.

We are open during Presidents Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, MLK Weekend. We offer free in-depth brewery tours of the Windsor Brewery at 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are not neccassry, but the tour size is limited to first 30 people on a first come first serve basis. We request that children do not participate in the tour to allow room for those 21 years and older. The tour includes a walk through the brewery (depending on Brewery Production at the time of the tour) and complimentary samples of Harpoon beer. It lasts about 45 minutes. You must be 21 years or older with proper ID to sample.[/]

Today's route avoids the slat although there is very little slab in Vermont. It starts out and follows the Beast of The East for awhile and then passes some wind turbines in Searsburg and heads north on Route 100. A finer ride would be hard to find.

Destination:Windsor, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 112 Miles
Duration: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/index.cfm/page/Directions/pid/28584"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]!

336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT 05089-9419
Get Directions
(802) 674-5491

The best riding in three states await you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

2010 Rallymeister in Vermont
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Hi Paul, Thanks for all the info about Vermont. Using your info I'm putting a few rides together for different days we are there. I know its a llittle early, but can't waite.

13 R 1200 RT (90th Anniversary Edition) (Gertrude)

04 R-1150-RT (Traveler) Sold 12-7-15

04 R-1100-RS (Pearl )(gone 10-2008)

78 R-80 (Gone but not Forgotten-KIA by a DUI)

 

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Sounds like a great idea to me.

You folks from the Ocean State put on great meetings. Cann't wait to see what rides you put together.

Paul

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Cutting The Cheese

For more information about Vermont's cheese industry, [URL="http://www.vtcheese.com/"]click here[/URL].

The closest cheese producer to the rally site is [URL="http://www.vtcheese.com/members/maplebrook/maplebrook.htm"][="Blue"]Maplebrook Farm[/][/URL] in Bennington just a few miles from the rally.

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[="3"]Maplebrook Farm cheeses are made daily by skilled old-world cheese artisans. We make our own curd from the milk of cows that are rBGH free and that graze in the green mountains of Vermont. Our cheeses are made in small batches using all natural ingredients with no preservatives.

Our cheese is a 100% Vermont product. When you buy this product, you are directly helping to support small dairy farms of Vermont. All our cheese is made from whole milk that has been pasteurized. A gluten free product and there is no corn in the veg rennet we use.

Our Story
In 2003, while visiting Manchester, Vermont, Johann Englert had a flash-back to her college years. A cluster of fresh mozzarella balls sitting on the counter of Al Ducci's Groceria reminded her of a groceria she and her mother had visited while traveling in Italy. The cheese artisans at Al Ducci's produced genuine, Old World mozzarella. Johann could not find that level of quality in Boston and bought 20 balls of mozzarella on the spot. She asked Mike Scheps, the owner's son and third generation cheesemaker, if he would be able to supply her with small quantities. Little did they know, a business was born.

After sampling those 20 balls, 5 out of 6 gourmet shops in Boston wanted more of this genuine mozzarella. Johann and Mike were onto something. Business boomed as the operation moved from a kitchen to a small store to the purchase of a building. They developed an apprenticeship program to teach new employees the art of making perfect mozzarella. The program started with 3 local Vermonters and has grown to include 20 employees who are making small batches of cheese and wrapping them by hand every day of the week.

From those first 20 mozzarella balls to the current 20,000 produced weekly, Maplebrook Farm has established itself as a premier artisan cheese producer distributing products up and down the East Coast.

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Destination: Maplebrook Farms
Distance: 14 Miles
Duration: 30 Minutes

For more information:
453 East Rd
Bennington, VT 05201-8005
(802) 440-9950

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...

How good is your knowledge of US History?

Where was Stephen Douglas born?
Why is he famous?
Which future first lady did he briefly court?
Who did he defeat for the Senate seat from Illinois?

Read on ...

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[="3"]Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Northern Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He lost to the Republican Party's candidate, Abraham Lincoln, whom he had defeated two years earlier in a Senate contest following a famed series of debates. He was nicknamed the "Little Giant" because he was short of stature but was considered by many a "giant" in politics. Douglas was well-known as a resourceful party leader, and an adroit, ready, skillful tactician in debate and passage of legislation.[/]

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[="3"]The Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas Birthplace celebrates the history and lives of early Brandon residents in a first generation Vermont home and follows the national crisis of the mid 1800s and the anti-slavery movement and how it impacted one Vermont town. Visitor Center open year-round. Museum open mid May through mid October. At the intersection of Route 7 & 73 West.[/]

Destination: Brandon , [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 80 Miles
Duration: 1 Hour & 40 Minutes

For more information about today's destination, [URL="http://www.brandon.org/douglasbirthplace"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

The best riding in New England awaits you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Time Travel Is Possible

Received my May 2010 issue of Smithsonian Magazine yesterday. The magazine always stretches the imagination and takes me to places I missed by ignoring the road less traveled. On the cover was one of Vermont's iconic red covered bridges with Venerable Vermont as a subtitle. The May issue said this about Vermont:

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[="3"]I crossed over covered bridges spanning sun-dappled rivers, past cornfields and grazing cows, into a landscape punctuated by churches with tall steeples and 18th-century brick houses behind white picket fences. A farmer rode a tractor across freshly mowed acreage; old-timers stared at me from a sagging porch at the edge of a dilapidated village. My trip included stops at a flourishing summer theater; an artisanal cheese maker in a state famous for its cheddars and chèvres; the 19th-century homestead of an American president; primeval hemlock stands and high passes strewn with massive, mossy boulders; and bogs where moose gather in the early evening. On either side of me rose Vermont’s Green Mountains, the misty peaks that set its citizens apart from “flatlanders,” as Vermonters call anyone—tourist or resident—who hails from across state lines.[/]

Time travel is possible. Just head for Route 100 and travel north from the RA Rally site in Pownal. The journey will be sublime.

For more information about the Smithsonian Article [URL="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Vermonts-Venerable-Byway.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

The best riding in New England awaits you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Man O’ Kent

Paul,

[INDENT]I heard that Johnny sold the place. Do you know if the new owner is keeping the same days and hours?

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PaulBach » wrote:
I was not going to say anything since this is the place nearest wife's summer home and we go there regularly. Don't want the place to get too well known and then the place will be loaded with biker dudes and there goes the hood.

But since Lyman let the cat out of the bag - here's the newspaper reviews:

But seriously - Lyman has it right on target. If you are traveling along Route 7 from Troy to Pownal, this is the place to stop and relax. Distance is 12.4 miles to the Rally site.



Location: Hoosick, New York
Distance from Pownal: 12 Miles
Estimated Time: 15 Minutes

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Good News and Good News

Hi Doc,

Good News - Now open seven days a week.
Good News - Same fine food and well priced.

I'm headed over that way today. Will check it out again for this season but it was mighty fine last year. Yesnod

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Man O’ Kent

Paul,

[INDENT]Seven days a week!!! That is good news. Much better than Johnny’s 4 days. What are their hours? I’m up for a ride myself.

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PaulBach » wrote:
Hi Doc,

Good News - Now open seven days a week.
Good News - Same fine food and well priced.

I'm headed over that way today. Will check it out again for this season but it was mighty fine last year. Yesnod

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The Coolest American President

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[="3"]Unique in American history, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President by his father, in Plymouth Notch, his boyhood home on August 3, 1923.

It was in the family homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, that a vacationing Vice President Calvin Coolidge received an urgent message from Washington.

Moments later, by the light of a kerosene lamp, Coolidge took the oath of office from his father, the local notary public, following the untimely death of President Warren Harding. Years later, Coolidge wrote, "It seemed a simple and natural thing to do at the time, but I can now realize something of the dramatic force of the event."

The homestead remains exactly as it was the night Coolidge took office. In fact, much of the village of Plymouth Notch is unchanged since the early 20th century. The Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is considered one of the best preserved Presidential sites in the nation.

In addition to the homestead, visitors may tour the Plymouth Cheese Factory - established by the President's father - and sample the granular curd cheese produced there. Other buildings open to the public include the Cilley General Store, the Post Office, the Wilder Restaurant (serving lunch), the church, several barns displaying farming tools of the era, the dance hall that served as the Summer White House, and the home where the future President was born.[/]

This is one sweet ride especially if you stop in the Vermont Country Store in Weston. Part of the ride is along fabled Route 100 and that along makes the ride worthwhile.

Destination:Plymouth Notch, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 74 Miles
Duration: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

For more information about Plymouth Notch, [URL="http://www.historicvermont.org/coolidge/coolidge.html"]click here[/URL]!

The best riding in New England awaits you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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A ride to an institution


It's a journey back in time and just fun to browse.


Haven't seen these in years. Maybe the TSA seized all of them to protect the airlines industry.


Try just one of each and there won't be room for dinner.


Destination:Weston, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 52 Miles
Duration: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

For more information about The Vermont Country Store, [URL="http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/Shop"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL]

The best riding in New England awaits you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Man of Kent with Pictures

The best restaurant between Troy, New York and Bennington, VT. The Man of Kent gets my personal excellent rating.


Look for this sign at 4452 NY7 - Hoosick Falls, NY


The parking lot is always occupied.


Travelers from all over the world have left souvenirs.


Nice patio out back overlooking a nice stream that even Lyman has not discovered.

Destination:Man of Kent
Distance from Pownal: 11 Miles (4452 NY Route 7)
Duration: 15 Minutes

For more information about the Man of Kent, [URL="http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/restaurants/onerestaurant.asp?Re..."][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

The best riding in New England awaits you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE

And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

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Museum of Black WWII History

The all-black 332nd Fighter Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) escorted more than 200 bombing missions over Germany without the loss of a single bomber to enemy fighters.

  • The 99th Squadron distinguished itself by being awarded two Presidential Unit Citations (June-July 1943 and May 1944) for outstanding tactical air support and aerial combat in the 12th Air Force in Italy, before joining the 332nd Fighter Group.
  • The 332nd Fighter Group was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for its longest bomber escort mission to Berlin, Germany, March 24, 1945. It destroyed three German ME-262 Jet fighters and damaged five additional jet fighters without losing any of the bombers or any of its own fighter aircraft to enemy fighters.
  • The 332nd Fighter Group had also distinguished itself in June 1944 when two of its pilots flying P-47 Thunderbolts discovered a German destroyer in the harbor of Trieste, Italy.
  • The tenacious bomber escort cover provided by the 332nd "Red Tail" fighters often discouraged enemy fighter pilots from attacking bombers escorted by the 332nd Fighter Group.

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[="3"]The purpose of this museum (the only one of its kind in the U.S.) is not to glorify war but to document it - in particular to honor the long-ignored role of African-Americans in the largest worldwide conflict in human history. [/]

Destination: Pownal, [="Green"]Vermont[/]
Distance from Pownal: 1 Mile
Duration: 90 seconds

For more information about the Museum of WWII History call:

Bruce W. Bird
179 Oak Hill School Road
Pownal, Vermont 05261
802-823-5519

The best riding in New England awaits you!

COME EARLY - STAY LATE - No charge for camping before the rally starts. Vermont wants you to come and have a great time.

  • Sunday - FREE
  • Monday - FREE
  • Tuesday - FREE
  • Wednesday - FREE


And, stick around for the Yankee Beemer Rally in Heath Mass. For more information about the YB Rally [URL="http://www.yankeebeemers.org/Damn_Yankees.html"][="Blue"]click here[/][/URL].

2010 Rallymeister in Vermont
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Registration is now open for the RA Rally in Pownal, Vermont.

[="3"][URL="http://www.bmwra.org/rally/terms.html"][="Blue"]Click Here[/][/URL][/] for the most direct route.

2010 Rallymeister in Vermont
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