By Elizabeth L. Dugger
This event advisor to Vermont covers climbing, cycling, canoeing, tenting, horseback using, diving and snowboarding, in addition to the fundamental wishes of guests corresponding to the place to stick, eating places, procuring, getting round and sightseeing.
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Sure. But don’t expect it to taste like candy. It’s barely sweet, a fresh cool drink of spring on the way. It takes about 40 gallons of sap to boil down into one gallon of the familiar maple syrup. , 1 Cross Street, % 7572088 or 800-524-6715. Tours take you inside Jonathan M. Rutstein’s processes of making Belgian chocolate dessert sauces, flavored cocoas, and white chocolate drink mixes. 18 n Introduction TIP: If you’re in Vermont during sugaring season, watch for the community gatherings called Sugar on Snow parties, where the hot syrup is boiled until it’s nearly candy, then poured over a mound of fresh white snow and eaten by twirling the cooled taffy-like threads with a fork, with bites on the side of raised doughnuts or even sour pickles for contrast.
Alcoholic beverages must be declared as you cross. Traveling north into Canada, the big concern is firearms. If you have good reason to transport them, such as for a gun show or a hunting trip, call the Customs office in St. Albans ahead of time for specific regulations, which change from year to year (% 524-6527). How To Use This Book n 19 For the pleasure of crossing the border without any visit to Customs required, visit the Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line, north of Newport.
Areas of special concern at this time are the peaks of Mt. ” The same thing is happening to Mt. Abraham. Please stay on the trails when you are above the tree line, always. Save exploring for the lower, more richly endowed areas. One more brief concern: Fires are generally not encouraged in the woods, except in designated camping areas. Check for details in each region and for each trail. If you visit Skylight Pond in Central Vermont, you can see firsthand one of the big reasons: continued cutting of trees and shrubs for firewood has made the tender land barren, so its caretakers are outlining protection and restricting the number of campers each night.