copyright the Chronicle November 4, 2015
by Tena Starr
Robert Gillmore has written a handy, pocket-sized book called In the Middle of the Mountains, Scenic Roads & Trails in the Montgomery-Jay Peak Area. The gorgeous color photographs are by Eileen Oktavec.
The little book provides detailed descriptions of road tours, easy walks of varying lengths, and 15 hikes. For anyone interested in exploring some of the Northeast Kingdom’s loveliest spots, especially on foot, this would be a good little guide to carry around in your back pocket.
The 208-page book mentions mountain views, ponds, waterfalls, seven historical covered bridges and other distinctive architecture.
The road tours, which range from six to 31 miles, offer views of the highest peaks in northern Vermont and include several crossings of the Green Mountains — in Jay Pass on Route 242, on Route 105, and at Hazen’s Notch.
A mid-length road trip takes… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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