New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 62

VERMONT WILDERNESS. History. Culture. Starting points: Castleton and Rutland, Brattleboro, BELLOW FALLS, Windsor, White River Junction, Randolph, Waterbury/Stowe, Burlington, ST. ALBANS and Claremont. see map pages 8-9 WHAT’S NEAR THE STATION WHAT’S NEW Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (above) Spaceship of Dreams: A new interactive public art project facilitates strangers sharing dreams. (June 23–October 8, 2017) From BRA Station: located at station Pine Hill Park This 300-acre park recently expanded its hiking and biking trails from Rutland to Mt. Proctor. From RUD Station: 1.2 miles car; 24 minute walk River Roost Brewery One of eastern Vermont’s first breweries, already winning awards. Chaffee Art Center (above) Art exhibitions, gallery and workshops in a Queen Anne mansion. From RUD Station: .5 miles car; 8 minute walk Prohibition Pig Smoked Meat & Libations Vermont’s largest array of craft beers; classic cocktails; fine barbecue. From WAB Station: .6 miles car; 10 minute walk Strange Dolls Studio Artist Beth Robinson offers collectible, mixed-media, Gothic-style dolls. From ESX Station: .2 miles car; 5 minute walk WHAT’S NOT TO MISS Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Aquarium and science center fostering stewardship of Lake Champlain Basin. From ESX Station: 7 miles car Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks (above) See a Revolutionary War-era maple sugar farm still family-owned and in action. From MPR Station: 5 miles car Shelburne Farms A 1,400-acre working farm and sustainability education center on Lake Champlain’s shores. From ESX Station: 13 miles car From WRJ Station: .3 miles car; 5 minute walk VISIT NEWYORKBYRAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION LOCALLY MADE After Connecticut colonist Thomas Danforth II founded a pewter shop, several generations of Danforths followed him into the pewter trade. By the 1860s nearly every American household owned pewter dinnerware, and the Danforths prospered. But the pewter industry collapsed after the Civil War, when glass and ceramic dinnerware became affordable, and the last Danforth stopped working in pewter in 1873. In 1975, six generations later, Fred Danforth and his wife Judi opened Danforth Pewtery in Middlebury, vowing to keep pewter alive. Their handmade, lead-free, fine pewter jewelry, food-safe dinnerware and home goods have been collected by The Smithsonian and featured on The Discovery Channel. 60 | New York By Rail MUSEUM) COURTESY Pine Hill Park