away for the weekend: skipping stones

Monday, April 30, 2012

skipping stones

Of the countless things I love about being in Vermont, visiting the many independent shops and chatting with their owners is tops on my list (oh yeah, and buying things now and then). During one such chat a couple of weekends ago, Grout Pond was mentioned as a favorite destination.

Saturday was on the cold and blustery side, but perfect for scouting out cycling routes, just plain exploring – and skipping stones on Grout Pond.

Off the beaten path, this park is a hidden gem.
I'm thinking that I need to figure out how to get a kayak out here (not that I have one to bring - or even know how to use one for that matter…)

Have I mentioned yet, that I’m just a wee bit afraid of running into a bear?

Kindly, Greg did not point out this sign until we were leaving…

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday

Thanks for dropping in!


  1. Grout Pond was a great find, right down the road from the Appalachian and Long Trails no less. Next time, we'll go way past that ROAD CLOSED sign, at least until we can find out why the road is closed!!

  2. What a beautiful Pond! I wonder how it got its name. It looks like a lake that would be great for kayaks. I love exploring in a is one of our favorite things to do. You would love it....I would expect all bears to stay on the shore, though.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I had fun cruising yours!

  3. Wow, I'm loving your Vermont home getaway. The lake is so beautiful. The bear sign would make me nervous too! This must be a great retreat. Thanks for sharing.

    The French Hutch

  4. Great pictures you show.
    Wishing you a good day.
    Hanne Bente /

  5. Looks wonderful!
    Have a great day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  6. very pretty. looks like you had a nice time :)


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