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Granville Reservation State Park

7/8/2010 Continued north on scenic roads, passing through some heavy rain and stopping at the Granville Reservation (State Park) to walk to a nice waterfall.

Me photoing ...
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... the waterfall
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Maidstone Lake State Park

8/1971 Drove to Maidstone Lake [State Park], VT to campsite with Pomerenks. Had huge woodpile, kept a fire going most of the day while at camp. … Lots of boating on the lake, including putting Sportyak motor on rented rowboat, towing Sportyak out to little island in the lake.

The park (forest) sign
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Nice view of the lake
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We need a bigger island
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8/1976 Drove to Maidstone Lake, Vermont with the Pomerenks. Camping, and boating on the lake.

Our campsite
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Me sailing the Skamper ...
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... and then Ken
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Me in the Sportyak
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Both of us rowing/paddling
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President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

7/8/10 Continued west on small roads to Plymouth Notch, home of Calvin Coolidge (now President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site). Took a tour through the little village [Calvin Coolidge Historic District] starting with original and reconstructed barns. Across the street is the original birth home of CC, where we could go inside and see the nicely restored old house. From there, diagonally across that street to the family homestead house where CC took the oath of office from his father after the death of Warren Harding. Also went to the church and to the Plymouth Cheese Factory, a working cheese manufacturer.

The park sign
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A look down the main street
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Coolidge birthplace
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Coolidge homestead
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The cheese factory
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The church
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Mom and me at the store
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Quechee State Park

7/8/2010 From there not too far west to the VC for the Quechee Gorge in Quechee State Park. Took a short trail down to the base and then up onto the Gorge Bridge for good views into the gorge with nice whitewater although there was a lot of haze.

The park sign
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The bridge
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A closer view
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Mom on the bridge
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A view down the gorge
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