For A Unique Outting, Explore This Abandoned Copper Mine In Vemont
Located in the east-central part of Vermont, Elizabeth Mine was an active copper mine in between the town of Thetford and the village of South Strafford. During the time the mine operated, the ore found in this area of the Green Mountain state was used to produce copper. Although the mine was successful when it was in use, it was officially closed in 1958.
Because some of the water around and in the mine was contaminated with pollutants, a massive effort has been led by the Environmental Protection Agency since 2000 to clean it up. So, while the water looks stunning, it most likely still has traces of toxic chemicals in it. However, as you read on, you’ll see that some adventurists are brave enough to go in the water when they visit this unique and lesser-known spot in Vermont.
If you’re interested in visiting more off-the-beaten-path places in Vermont after you’ve visited Elizabeth Mine, take a look at this article: 12 Things To Do In Vermont When You Thought You’ve Done Everything.