Evolution Trail – Sneak Peek!
7/07/2016 - Just got back from a fantastic ride on the Revolution trail connecting with Dana Hill Road and entered the newest Evolution trail (which is under construction) and about 2/3rds of the way done back down Revolution trail to my desk where I know sit.
I am a self described “Intermediate” rider, the Revolution trail is challenging without being scary or intimidating. Dana Hill rd. climb is a bear of a climb so most times I turn around and come back to Lareau Farm. I am tickled to have the newest trail Evolution to extend my ride and deliver me to the top of the hill where other trails connect with a whole network of riding in the Camels Hump State Forest-Howe Block. The portion of the completed trail is flowy, fun and climbable without blowing a lung on the way up. Check out the pics below and come out for a ride. A BIG thanks to; VT Dept of Forest Parks and Recreation, Mad River Riders, Featherbed Inn, Dana Forest Farm and Sinuosity for building the trail. I am told it is going to be open for action in advance of the Vermont Mountain Bike Festival on July 23rd. Come out and ride! Stay for a visit, a cold beer at the end, delicious farm to table flatbread dinner, or longer deep relaxing stay at Lareau Inn (get multiple rides that way) — don’t forget to hit the swimming hole after!
NOTE: Please stay off the Evolution trail until construction is complete (July 21st, 2016)
Phase 1: Historic Lareau Farm Barn Restoration
Starting on May 1st, we started the first phase of our historic preservation effort on the Lareau Farm Dairy Barn. The South and earliest part of the barn dates back to 1795 and the second and larger portion was added in the early 1900′s when the demand for milk required a larger barn. Phase 1 of the preservation was completed in early June 2016. Stay tuned in the fall as we begin phase 2.
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The Little Graveyard
Ever wonder who is buried in the small graveyard on the hill overlooking the ceremony site at Lareau Farm? We were curious, so we did a little digging! Read the full story over at the Vermont Old Cemeteries Association’s website.