After the long cold winter, a guided walk to look for spring wildflowers at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is just the thing. The walk takes place on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Amy Olmsted, a nursery professional for over 20 years, is your leader. Olmsted is a horticulturist with Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol, Vermont.
Olmsted will show you where and how to look for early wildflowers, will identify the flowers you see, tell you their common and scientific names, and will discuss their habitat. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, be prepared for the trails, and bring water if you like. This special event brings you to this historic site before the official opening on Saturday, May 25.
The program, co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, is open to the public. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15. Meet by 1:00 PM outside the Museum. Call 802-759-2412 for more information.
The Mount Independence State Historic Site, one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites in this country, is also known for its natural resources. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs. Starting May 25, the site will be open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through October 13.
For more information about the Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, visit: www.historicsites.vermont.gov.