A Mysterious Woodland Trail In Vermont Will Take You To Original Ghost Town Ruins
Did you know that there’s a ghost town in the heart of Bomoseen State Park in Vermont? Back in the 1850s, West Castleton was a thriving industrial town that produced slate. And since slate was in high demand at that time, the town boomed, adding a store, school, and 43 houses to accommodate the quarry workers and their families. And then, as the story goes with most ghost towns, demand dried up, and folks left.
If you want to explore the remains of West Castleton, you’ll need to take the Bomoseen Slate History Trail that’s located within the state park. As you wander towards the ruins and come across the piles of rubble, quarry pits, and inactive mills, have fun having a real-life history lesson and envisioning how vibrant West Castleton was years ago. Now that the secret is out, read on to learn more about the Bomoseen Slate History Trail and former town of West Castleton in Vermont:
If you’d like to visit more ruins in the Green Mountain State after Slate History Trail Hike in Bomoseen State Park, check out this article: These 16 Unbelievable Ruins In Vermont Will Transport You To The Past.