Route 100

Sights like this one are some of the finest in New England if you love rural areas and farmland. With the Green Mountain’s as a backdrop the river valley’s of Vermont have been fertile farming areas for a long time, and they were shining brightly on this early autumn afternoon along the winding roads.

Rural farmland along Route 100 in Vermont.
The farmland scenery along Route 100 in Vermont.

Barn Land

The vintage barns that line so many of the hillsides of Vermont are some of my favorite architectural elements of the New England landscape. They are almost like lighthouses of the land in many ways, structures that stand through wind and rain and serve as an important tool within our lives as well.

This one is simple and beautiful and and certainly situated one some of the finest land in the area atop the hills of Woodstock.

A red barn in hills of Woodstock Vermont.
An old red barn nestled on a hilltop on the outskirts of Woodstock.

Barn Edge

There is so much to love within the rugged and vintage landscape of Vermont and when I am up there I find myself driving from spot to spot with a limitless availability of spots to explore. The history and tradition of the barns nested on the lands is fascinating as well as pivotal to our history here in the New England area, and while most of the barns have a weather beaten and worn in look to them, it’s precisely why they shine with so much architectural beauty and they have become a staple of the landscape of the area.

The wooden siding and roof of a Vermont barn.
The weathered siding of an old barn in central Vermont.

Old Red

Barns and farms are just so beautiful in both form and function and they are one of the hallmarks of the New England landscape. Vermont has a whole bunch of them range wildly in age yet almost always have a cool story behind them, they are the essence of a construction that has seen a lot of stuff and made a difference within our local communities as centerpieces of the farmland. This one was shining in all it’s glory in late day sunshine and made for a classic New England scene.

An old red barn nestled in the rural hills of Plainfield.