I started the day with a bike ride down by the lake. I was planning on riding to Rt 125 and crossing the little causeway by the lake. However, the recent flooding had the road closed.
As I headed home I looked at the construction of the Crown Point Bridge. It is one of the few bridges that cross Lake Champlain. This bridge was demolished recently and is to open later this year (we hope).
When I got home, the wife an I went for a short hike into the Green Mountains. We drove south and turned east onto Rt 125. Rt 125 comes up from the lake, through dairy farms, and into the Green Mountains. We stopped at the Robert Frost Trail (which I visited a few times in the winter).
We made sure to look down and take in the wildflowers. We saw Nodding Trilliums (which I have never seen before), . . .
. . . tons of Trout Lillies, . . .
. . . wild Phlox, . . .
. . . and Fiddleheads.
We then drove over the Green Mountains, and descended the mountains for a few miles. We came to one of our favorite areas, Texas Falls Recreation Area of the Green Mountain National Forest. There are trails by the falls, as well as a beautiful picnic area.
Rt 125 is one of the great drives through Vermont. Enjoy.