Driving along the winding dirt roads through the Vermont countryside is truly a magical experience. We’ve gathered some of our favorite things often spotted on a classic VT country road, and when you put them together it’s clear that we live in an enchanted place. If you’ve ever been on a country road that has all 15 of the following things please share where it is! But we don’t’ blame you if you want to keep it to yourself…
Vermont country roads are magical any time of the year.
Let's take a look at some of the things you might spot along the way.
1. Cows grazing in the meadow.
Cows grazing in a meadow isn't just a postcard scene, it's everyday life.
2. Hay fields.
Depending on the season, the hay might be rolled, stacked, on the back of a pickup truck or ready to be mowed. Perhaps you might even see some hay bail art!
3. An old barn.
There is so much beauty in these old barns that nature is now reclaiming.
4. New barns, too!
With the old brings the new. These barns are not only beautiful, but they're functional as well.
5. A cluster of mailboxes.
Homes in rural Vermont can be spaced few and far between, so clusters of mailboxes are necessary.
6. Tree tunnels.
These canopies are shady and magical.
7. A rustic wooden fence.
Vermonters know how to build things that last.
8. Stone walls.
Some of the stone walls you see in Vermont are new, and some are centuries old.
9. Old farm equipment.
What was once a valuable piece of equipment is now repurposed as Yard Art.
10. A place to pull off and go for a hike.
Trail heads are everywhere, and sometimes you just want to get out of the car and stretch your legs.
11. Mountain views along the way.
Vermont is full of beautiful mountains providing beautiful views wherever you are.
Whether in use or ready to go, these tractors know how to get the job done.
13. Winding turns.
The roads may be narrow, be careful!
14. Charming covered bridges.
There is nothing quite as quintessential Vermont like a covered bridge.
15. Endless possibilities.
You never know what else you'll find, so take the long way home.