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The Magic is in the Unfamiliar... 
March 2020
Sometimes it's about the journey, sometimes the destination. But with our unique Vermont day trips, it's decidedly both! 

Our newsletter is a delightful way to spend ten minutes at lunch. Just enjoy the photographs and brief commentary...
Live from Lincoln Center
Our first opera and the last performance of Le Nozze di Figaro  (The Marriage of Figaro). A remarkable “marriage” of Mozart’s music at the height of his genius and one of the best librettos ever set. Would we go to another opera? Absolutely
The Snowman's Shadow
Spring, the vernal equinox, arrives on Thursday, March 19 — for us, the “Vermont Spring” arrives much later… when the exasperation of winter coincides with the illusory promise of spring — mud season
Orvis Fly Fishing Classes
Join us for Fly Fishing 101 & Fly Fishing 201 — once you’ve learned the basics, then off to the pond catch your first fish! A free Trout Unlimited Membership — a $35 value — is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates.
Perspective comes from encountering something completely new...
Telegraph and Rail Road Map of New England (Abbr.)
What’s particularly fascinating is the digital image resolution – click the link below, and keep zooming in!! Find the railways that went through your area!

Title: Telegraph and Rail Road map of the New England States, published: Boston, 1854. Scale ca.: 1:775,000.
Credit: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division .
The Gold Trout Switchel Recipe Granville, N.Y.
Switchel was traditionally used by Vermont farmers to slake their thirst and provide natural energy while haying a modern-day alternative to conventional sports drinks. Visit Heather's lifestyle boutique where you'll find natural, beautiful, educational, thoughtful, handmade, inspirational, and sustainable treasures a must visit !
Dorset Players at the Dorset Playhouse
We always seem to forget about winter theatre... The theatre season continues well into May with two more productions – The Seventeenth Annual One Act Play Festival & Nonsense II: The Second Coming. We’re very excited about seeing both!

Then… The Dorset Theatre Festival presents four Main Stage Productions each season, beginning in June and runs through September. The 2020 season will be announced in the next newsletter!  
Connecting Our Guests to New Experiences… 
Your Summer Vacation Plans... Come Alive in Vermont!
The Circus Building and Carousel Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum may be the best place to visit in Vermont! It's an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. The Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects.

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Baseball Opening Day March 26, 2020
Opening Day is  Thursday, March 26th , which is the earliest Opening Day in MLB history. One of the biggest Opening Day games in 2020 is the Texas Rangers, who are debuting a new ballpark, Globe Life Field. For the third consecutive season, all 30 teams will play on this day.

A little closer to home... are the Glens Fall Dragons , of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL). The Dragons are made up of collegiate baseball players from all over North America another great way to spend a summer evening at Pond Mountain Inn! And, we just got four season tickets for our guests! 

Roger Bresnahan, catching for the New York Giants while a Pittsburgh Pirate player is at bat (1908).
Photo Courtesy of Library of Congress 89714219
A Quick Visit to Murray’s Cheese N ew York City... But That's Not The Story!
Hint… look closely on the right side of the photo – I counted more than ten cheeses from Vermont. Furthermore, at last year’s prestigious American Cheese Society’s Annual Competition, Vermont Cheesemakers came away with forty-four ribbons! Join us this summer for a tour of our favorite Vermont Cheesemakers and one Open House at Spring Brook Farm — Saturday, October 5, 2020, y ou won’t believe this dairy farm! Take another look at our "You Guys Do The Best Stuff" newsletter and see what we had to say last year. Just an amazing experience, and we're going again!
Vermont Maple Open House Weekend • March 21-22
Nebraska Knoll Sugar Farm • Stowe, Vermont

Maple Open House Weekend celebrates the first crop of the season when Vermont Maple sugar makers open their doors to their sugarhouses. The entire state comes alive – our neighbor makes syrup, another friend taps 10-15 trees and boils his sap in his driveway, and still another has 15,000 trees tapped on 200 acres! In just a few weeks the sap will begin flowing by gravity, aided by vacuum through a network of tubing that carries the sap downhill to the sugarhouses. The volume of sap flowing into the sugarhouses can only be compared to a raging torrent of water – the entire process is incredible to witness! It takes 40-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup!
Vermont's Top 10 Wildlife & Bird Watching Experiences
A recent local discovery… Bird Mountain Wildlife Management Area just north of The Inn is located in the neighboring towns of Ira, Castleton and Poultney. The towering cliffs on this Hershey kiss-shaped hunk of rock is home to the world’s fastest bird – the peregrine falcon. Discover Vermont’s Top 10 Areas for Birding and watch the brief video, #8 on the list! 

Spring & Summer Are Right Around The Corner...
Childhood memories of the Good Humor Man ... he would always come around after dinner, shortly after 7:00PM. Those distant ringing bells — all the children in the neighborhood would drop their wiffle ball bats, run to the street with parents not far behind... still brings a smile.

Find out more about this fleet of ice cream trucks by clicking on the photo – it'll make you laugh!
Granville's New Exciting Food Scene...
There are new and exciting things going on in the heart of Granville! Nelson’s Family Fare Restaurant opened in December, Morse’s Diner and Pizzeria just opened next door with the Slate Town Brewing Company across the street! And, down the street is West Main Grille at Edwards Market . There’s so much more going on that we will dedicate an entire page to Granville on our website! 
Two Weeks Ago... Our Neighbors Snowshoed Down The Mountain

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