On a recent Sunday afternoon, my wife Cheri and I made several stops at various points of interest while driving through Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Two of these locations might have some appeal if you are in the area and only have a limited amount of time to spend.
One of our stops was at Lake Willoughby. We parked at the trailhead parking lot on Rt. 5A at the south end of the lake. We hiked a few tenths of a mile along the South Shore Trail where we enjoyed several nice lakeside views, as shown in the two photos below.
|Cliffs on Mt. Hor on west side of Lake Willoughby|
|Cliffs on Mt. Pisgah on east side of Lake Willoughby|
BREAD and PUPPET MUSEUM:
Another one of our stops was at a very unusual place named the Bread and Puppet Museum located on Rt. 122 near Glover, VT. The museum is located inside a 140 year old barn which houses a massive accumulation of puppets, masks, paintings and graphics from the Bread and Puppet Theater. (Click HERE to read more details about the museum and the theater.)
This unique place was brought to my attention by a fellow Blogger named Rita who lives in Utah, but just happened to drop by this museum on a recent visit to Vermont. (Click HERE to read Rita's excellent report about her visit.)
The following photo shows the entrance to this museum. Admission is free. You may make a donation, but only if you choose to do so.
|Entrance to Bread and Puppet Museum|
I took lots of pictures. Shown below are two photo collages, which contain merely a small sampling of the hundreds of unusual caricatures in this unique museum.
Directly across the road from the museum is an old school bus which serves as sort of an Annex where "cheap art" can be purchased by leaving your money in an unattended box.
|Annex across the street from museum where "cheap art" can be purchased|
And yes, there are toilet facilities, and they are even handicapped accessible (see next photo)!
|Toilet facilities at Bread and Puppet Museum|
Presented below is a map which shows the two locations that are the subject of this report (click on map to enlarge it).
|Map showing the two locations that are the subject of this report|
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