Enjoy a walk on the wild side by participating in the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. This guided walk is on Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Noted bird expert Sue Wetmore of Brandon is your guide. The Lake Champlain corridor is … Continue reading The Birds of Spring – May 26
On the eve of our first public hike of the season, it is time to remember that ticks are easy to pick up on the trails of Mount Independence, especially if you wander off the beaten paths. The New York Times recently ran ab article about how to protect yourself from tick (and mosquito and … Continue reading Protecting yourself from ticks while hiking the Mount
Horticulturist Amy Olmsted is set to lead another of her popular spring wildflower walks. This year, the walk is taking place a couple of weeks later than usual, because Amy will be in Alaska attending the annual American Primrose Society conference. This delay has worked out for the best, as it has been a cold, … Continue reading Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at the Mount
SPRING HISTORY WALK AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE ORWELL, Vt.—On Saturday, May 5, 2018, come to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for a special pre-season guided history walk from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Early May before the leaves are out is the perfect time of year to see the remains and traces of … Continue reading Spring History Walk – May 5
We are happy to present our 2018 Event Schedule for Mount Independence State Historic Site. We've been working hard with the Division for Historic Preservation to prepare this exciting slate of programs. You can download a PDF copy of the schedule here.
Start thinking about summer. The Crown Point Road Association is planning a 1-day tour of the Summer 1777 Battlefields. Visit the Hubbardton Battlefield, the Bennington Battlefield, the Bennington Battle Monument, and many points of interest along the way. The event is free, though participants are responsible for paying their own entrance fees. For more information, … Continue reading The Crown Point Road Association’s 1-day tour of Summer 1777 Battlefield
Sue Wetmore, who leads the annual bird hike at the Mount, reports the sighting of 18 species in a 2.9 mile walk on February 22. Here is our list from today's walk around the orange trail. We also flushed an owl of undetermined species, most likely a great horned. We found a down feather and a … Continue reading Bird count on Mount Independence