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Take a walk through Willsboro
When William Gilliland began his development of North Country lands in 1765, he gave his own name to Willsboro. That first settlement marked the farthest point of navigability from Lake Champlain on the Bouquet River.
- Take a walk through Willsboro When William Gilliland began his development of North Country lands in 1765, he gave his own name to Willsboro. That first settlement marked the farthest point of navigability from Lake Champlain on the Bouquet River.
- Fleming Museum features Warhol, Egyptian mummy, 'Barn Ball' Other cultures besides those of ancient Egypt preserved bodies, writes columnist Richard Frost, but Egyptian mummification was unique for its painstaking process.
- Vermont Ski Museum doesn't gloss over long history By 1940, Vermont had its first single chair lift, says travel writer Richard Frost. In 1954 came the first Poma lift (at Suicide Six), and in 1969, at Killington, the inaugural six-person gondola. Meanwhile, Trapp Family Lodge began its reign as a cross-country ski mecca. The now-ubiquitous snowboard also had its beginnings in the Green Mountain State.
- Rainforest reveals wealth of flora fauna Travel writer Richard Frost and his wife, Marty, had never dreamed they'd enjoy searching out tarantulas in the dark of an Amazon rainforest night. Yet we became mesmerized by the quickness and maternal instincts of both the large brown tarantulas and smaller pink-toed ones.
- New Land Trust offers great cross-country trails The 287-acre preserve in Saranac also features a clubhouse, open-air lean-to, bunkhouse, stage, outhouses and, writes columnist Richard Frost, the New Land Trust Tree Identification Trail, a Girl Scout Silver Award project completed by Hannah Racette during the fall of 2009.
- Take a fantasy shopping trip Travel writer Richard Frost can't imagine a better place to start such an excursion than at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine. Long a destination point for outdoor devotees, he says, Bean offers not only gift potential but an opportunity to fill any gaps one might have in travel equipment and clothing.
- Sampling St. Lawrence County history The newly expanded Silas Wright House museum in Canton is a good place to explore the heritage of the area, says travel writer Richard Frost.
- A Central Adirondack odyssey The 20-odd miles along Route 28 from Raquette Lake to Old Forge offer plenty of options for a wonderful weekend, says travel writer Richard Frost.
- Quechee Gorge: Roadside geologists' favorite In 1875, the first railroad bridge was built to span the gorge in Quechee, Vt., writes columnist Richard Frost. Its completion was commemorated with four brass bands and 3,000 onlookers.
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