VERMONT is a beautiful state known for its GREEN MOUNTAIN National Forest.
The countryside, lush with rolling hills, endless fields of wildflowers, crops and
dairy cattle, is amazing in summertime. Throw in scenic golf courses, thousands
of acres of mountains, hiking trails and ski slopes, historic covered bridges,
maple sugar, cheese and ice cream - all that makes it a great place to visit
prior to what is usually a cold, snowy winter.
Note the station weather vane!
Our late day stop in White River Junction was mainly to eat at a wonderful, lively
restaurant named ELIXIR located in the old freight house. We called from the
road and were able to get a late table which was so worth waiting for.
White River Junction is just that, a train junction with the station and tracks right
across from our window table.
The host/owner was charming and engaged us in conversation about the history
of the railroad there.
The food was awesome, I chose the vegetarian risotto of the day and for me
it was the best dinner during this New England trip.
If you head that way on your travels, know the restaurant is only open
5-9 pm Tuesday - Saturday, and best to make a reservation, it's a busy place.
White River Junction Street Art
A visit to Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory for a light lunch!