Vermont Vacation Summer Guide

12 Vermont Vacation Guide 2020 See Vermont Through the Eyes of a Writer by Bridget Higdon he state’s stunning land- scapes and unique culture inspire many to put pen to paper. Vermont writers, from today and the past, publish in a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, cook- ing, history and children’s literature. Get to know these writers who call Vermont home. Reading their works are just the beginning. Your vacation can take you to the very places where they found inspiration and Vermont will come to life in a very unique way. ROBERT FROST The Green Mountain State has a long history of being home to literary figures. Robert Frost, the poet who encourages us to “take the road less traveled,” lived in Vermont throughout the 1920s. He was named the Poet Laureate of Vermont in 1961. Frost wrote Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening at his now historic home, pre- served as the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury. The site sits on a sprawling seven acres and still boasts some of the poet’s original apple trees. Take in an exhibition, event or poetry writing session. Visitors can also pay homage to Frost at his gravesite, located at the Old First Church in Bennington, or ponder his words on the scenic Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton. ARCHER MAYOR This year, detective-writer Archer Mayor will have lived in Vermont for 40 years. In that time, he’s written 30 novels in the bestselling, highly acclaimed Joe Gunther Mystery Series . Set in Brattleboro, and more than 60 locations throughout the state, the series follows detective Joe Gunther, as he works to solve crimes for the fictitious Vermont Bureau of Investigation. VERMONT IS HOME TO A SURPRISING NUMBER OF WRITERS. T