A guided walk to look for spring wildflowers at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is just the thing after the long winter. The walk takes place on Sunday, April 30, 2023, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Amy Olmsted, a nursery professional for over 25 years, leads this informative walk. 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 Latin names, and will discuss their habitat. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, be prepared for walking the trails, and bring water if you like. This special event brings you to this historic site before the official opening on Friday, May 26.
The program, co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, is open to the public. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $1.00 for children ages 6 to 14, free for children under 5, and free for members of the Mount Independence Coalition. Meet by noon 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, also is well 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 26, the site will be open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through October 16.