Most People Have No Idea This Unmarked International Border In Vermont Even Exists
Let’s be clear about one thing right off the bat: Border crossings are no joke. There are many formal crossing checkpoints throughout the USA and Canadian border, but there is something we found that we thought you might find interesting and wanted to share. There is a road in Northern Vermont – East Richford Slide Road in Richford, Vermont – where it crosses into Canada for a bit, and then dips back into the United States.
This road along (and through) the border is marked on some maps, but not on others. Let’s take a closer look at a road on the international border in Vermont. If you’re looking for unique attractions in Vermont, this is one that you probably haven’t tried before!
Borders like this aren’t entirely uncommon. In Washington and Idaho you’ll find plaques (erected June, 1989) that read “This unfortified boundary line between the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America should quicken the remembrance of the more than a century old friendship between these countries – A lesson of peace to all nations.”
For more information on a peaceful international border in VT, check out what this row of flower pots signifies. Oh, and don’t miss a trip to this library and opera house that was deliberately built on the USA/Canada border.
What other strange and unique things are there to do in Vermont?
Vermont is a small state, but an interesting one. It therefore should not surprise you to know that there are many unique attractions in Vermont to try despite its small size. You might consider stopping by the Bellows Falls Petroglyphs, the Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Graveyard, or Knight’s Spider Web Farm to name a few.
What else is there to do in and near Richford, Vermont?
There are actually a lot of great things to do in northern Vermont. In Richford itself, you’ll be amazed to hear that there is a strange, unexplained phenomena that causes cars to roll uphill. That’s just one of twelve very strange things that you can experience within Vermont’s borders.
If strange isn’t for you, Richford is close to several towns that might interest you. St. Albans is one of the state’s best small towns for a weekend getaway and tiny Newport is a lovely small town destination as well. In the wintertime, you might enjoy a visit to Jay Peak which has some of the best skiing and snowboarding not only in the state, but in the nation as well.
What’s the best time of year to visit this area?
Vermont is great at any time of year but every season is very different from the others! Summer can be hot and buggy but everything is green and alive. Fall comes early in the northern part of the Green Mountain State but if you time it right, you can see some of the best fall foliage that you’ve ever seen anywhere when you head up close to the Canadian border. Winter is harsh and cold but the snow in this part of the state is so white and bright that its beauty will take your breath away. Spring is when everything comes back to life again, and you’ll see so much wildlife in these rural areas.
There’s no bad time to visit Vermont! Get out there and start exploring today!