If you follow our posts, you’re already familiar with Quick Stops. Quick Stops are designed to give a nod to locations to which we can’t devote an entire post. The destinations are completely random and totally fun.
Just get in the car and we will be on our way!
First stop: Windsor, Vermont
Where in the world is it?
Windsor, Vermont lies along the banks of the Connecticut River on the eastern border of the state. The quaint town is about 68 miles south and east of Montpelier.
Windsor is the birthplace of Vermont. In 1777, the Constitution of Vermont was adopted here, making the Vermont Republic a sovereign state. Vermont joined the United States in 1791. Windsor was also the capital of Vermont until 1805 when Montpelier became the capital.
Second stop: Carroll Homestead
Where in the world is it?
The Carroll Homestead is in Acadia National Park.
The 45 acre Carroll farm was settled by the John Carroll family in 1825. Here the family grew hay, maintained gardens, and also raised animals. The last members of the Carroll family vacated the house in 1917, but they continued to farm the land. The property was acquired for Acadia National Park in 1982. We wouldn’t call it a major attraction of the park, but the house itself is architecturally interesting. Besides, we wanted to see as much of the park as possible so we made a quick stop. Unfortunately, the house wasn’t open when we visited, but we’re sure that the seeing the inside would add a lot to a visit here.
It’s a fact, Jack!
Many of the New England churches with the tall white steeples are/were Congregational Christian churches. Although Congregational churches can be found in many countries around the world, the roots of American Congregationalism grew from the religious beliefs (and most likely the political beliefs) of the Puritans of colonial New England. Some view Congregationalism as a movement rather than a denomination. Congregational churches are governed independently by each church’s own congregation. Today, the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, the United Church of Christ, and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches carry on some of the traditional Congregational beliefs and practices. Harvard College and Yale College (originally, the Collegiate School) were established for the purpose of educating and training Congregational clergymen. And, now you know…
Until the next trip…
Travel safe, travel smart, and we will see you down the road.
Mike and Kellye
As always, we strive to be as accurate with our information as possible. If we made a mistake, it was unintentional. (Hey, we’re only human!) We aren’t paid for our recommendations, and we only recommend our own tried and true vendors and venues. Our suggestions are for places that we’ve heard good things about but haven’t visited personally, and our opinions are our own.
12 thoughts on “Quick Stops – New England”
This post was like a walk back in time and what a fabulous sunflower picture. The little water droplets made it even better. 💕
Thank you, Diane!
Very informative post. Thank you for this virtual visit ☺️
Thank you, Melodie! Happy travels.
We went to Acadia National Park a year and a half ago, such an incredible place!
I very much like the idea of Quick Stops. Similar to my own ‘Cool Spots’ posts, where I round up a bunch of sites I couldn’t quite justify a single piece on. Love the old buildings and the history that goes with them; have always appreciated the word ‘homestead’ too. Nicely captured with the sunflower, poised to unfurl.
¡Que bonito es el mundo! que pena que la vida sea tan corta…. y no de tiempo a recorrer casi nada.
Magnificent blog! I invite you all to also know my travels. It is a pleasure to share traveling experiences.The bests regards
Thank you! We look forward to your posts!
Beautiful photos ^^;
Thank you for stopping by our post, Yolanda!
History in a peaceful setting Kellye. We have been to Maine, but never Vermont. Thanks for sharing. Allan
Thank you for reading, Allan.