Today was the day for food samples. This morning, we got a late start, and didn’t leave our hotel until 10:00.
Burlington Farmers' Market
Our destination for the morning was the Burlington Farmers’ Market, so we drove over to downtown, found a parking space, and walked a block to the market. I have never seen such a gathering in my entire life. There were probably 200 vendors, selling everything from produce to food to crafts to flowers, and more. We walked around for several hours, sampling food and occasionally buying something to split to eat.
Among the things we sampled were:
- Blueberry ricotta bread
- Maple lemonade
- Caramel candy
- Maple milk
- Ginger beer
- Sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich
- Coconut macaroon
- Maple cinnamon roll
- Flavored popcorn
- Ginger molasses cookie
- Maple cornbread
- Maple candy
- Maple syrup
- Maple nut butter
Ben & Jerry's Factory
Cabot Store // Lake Champlain Chocolates
We traveled to two covered bridges in Vermont, and one in New Hampshire, stopping in-between at a sugar house to sample some maple syrup and learn about the trade from a very talkative farmer.
White Mountain National Forest // The Basin
Now in New Hampshire, we traveled to White Mountain National Forest, and stopped at a waterfall called The Basin. It’s a series of deep pools and cascades that flow down into a waterfall and a whirlpool.
We clambered back to the car and traveled through Lincoln, NH to the Kancamagus Highway, which runs through the heart of the White Mountains. Though it was nearly dark, we traveled the highway the remaining 40 miles or so to our hotel, stopping occasionally for a view or a quick picture.
We arrived at our hotel around 21:00 and retired for the evening. Tomorrow, we will explore NH and northeast Maine.