The Vermont Forest Trail That Holds A Long Forgotten Secret Of The Civil War

Vermont is well known for its long marble quarrying history and the town of Dorset was right at the center of the action. While you might first think of the Dorset Quarry, the oldest marble quarry in the nation and a summertime hotspot for a swim, there is another lesser-known quarry that has ties to the Civil War. Hike the Gettysburg Quarry Trail to uncover a long-forgotten secret of the past.

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Have you ever taken this historic hike? Share your experiences and photos in the comments section below or in our Vermont Nature Lover’s Group on Facebook. The world’s largest underground quarry in the world is also hiding in Vermont and you can take a virtual tour here.