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Hogback Mountain in Vermont – Annual Autumn Sojourn

Posted on September 23, 2015

Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   The breathtaking 100 mile view of Hogback Mountain from Vermont’s Molly Stark Byway is worthy of an annual autumn sojourn. On a clear day a three state vista awaits from the scenic outlook point at the popular Hogback Mountain Gift Shop.   Invigorating, while at the same time calming, a vast kaleidoscope of foliage in rich autumn hues can be seen. With an elevation of 2,411 feet, Hogback Mountain offers a view of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains.   Gazing into the vast woodland, one cannot help but imagine the famous “Green Mountain Boys” led by Ethan Allen, holed up and plotting the capture of Fort Ticoneroga from the British back in 1775.…

Beautiful Tanglewood Wraps 75th Anniversary Schedule

Posted on September 8, 2015

  Write-Up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett   Even those who are not classical music lovers want to visit Tanglewood. Tucked away off the country roads of Lenox village amid the thick, tangled trees of the Berkshires mountain range in western Massachusetts, Tanglewood has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937. The summer 2015 schedule that just wrapped up, marked Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary having hosted performances by the BSO every year except 1942-45, during World War II.   The drive to Tanglewood is refreshing. On concert nights the traffic can get heavy so the best approach is to prepare for a slowdown and take in the beauty of area. The closer one gets it’s typical to see folks carrying…