In Uncategorized on Saturday July 12 2014 at 6:44 PM
This gorgeous white washed brick building was repurposed in 1945 from a hotel. There is something magical about a general store, particularly in Vermont. This particular store has all of the quintessential elements – a woodstove, a huge selection of brewed Green Mountain coffee, a rack of flannel shirts, homemade potato chips, Vermont made goods and the most essential tool for modern explorers – WiFi.
The most amazing feature of this location is that it was cleverly built over a waterfall. Inside the store there is a viewing box where you can see the water raging beneath the hardwood floors.
The store has been featured in Vermont Magazine, has a facebook page and a Brick Oven Wood-Fired Pizza place next door.
18 School Street Pawlett, Vermont 05761
The store is currently going through a revitalization to upgrade, survive and preserve. Consider contributing to this worthy cause.
In Uncategorized on Saturday July 12 2014 at 5:00 PM
Dorset Quarry is a former marble quarry which closed when a spring was hit and the giant marble tub was filled with water. The equipment stills sits 60 feet down at the bottom. In true Vermont class and style, the owner allows the public to swim and dive. He warns that he will close it down if anyone ever behaves inappropriately.
Dorset Quarry opened in the 1780s and was the first commercial marble quarry in the US. The lovely green and blue streaked Dorset marble was used for the New York Public Library, mansions on 5th Avenue, gravestones, banks and countless other buildings. Nothing lives in the water as it is essentially a giant bath tub fed by a spring which makes it an ideal swimming location.
Rte. 30, South Dorset, VT, 05251 (Near Kelley Road and Snow Road)