When David and I were in Vermont in 2016 we discovered Lowell Lake and visited twice. Both visits were spectacular. Here’s a link to our first visit filled with loons and pitcher plans, venus fly traps and this gorgeous setting.
Since I was reasonably nearby, about 28 miles, I was anxious to return to this lovely spot. This has been a rainy summer in Vermont as I’ve reported and today’s visit was under cloudy skies which set a rather somber tone as did returning to a place which David and I had so enjoyed together without him.
It’s still a lovely quiet place but was pretty gray today.
I think I found 4 beaver lodges around the edge of the lake. Not sure they were all still in use. Some were on the bank.
And some had created their own peninsula.
Wish I’d seen some of the beavers but no luck.
I did spot some Pitcher plants but not nearly as many as last time when we were here about 2 weeks later than I am this year.
The old cabins were still on the opposite shore bank and on each of the two islands. I think it’s sad that the park service doesn’t rent them out and they are just deteriorating. I guess the upkeep is too much for them.
You can obviously get out on the dock and look around despite the No Trespassing sign. We did that last time but I did not today. Seems they’d get rid of the dock if they were serious about No Trespassing though that wouldn’t stop folks from just pulling up on shore.
How about these Paul. They were as large as or larger than dessert plates.
I love little grassy marsh areas with trails going into them.
Looks like a taste of fall. I couldn’t decide which angle I liked best so I just posted them both. Which one would you have chosen?
I’ll close with the other two structures around the lake.
Not sure if it was the gray day or just that you “can’t go home again” but this paddle while serene was a disappointment after my wonderful memories of our visit here in 2016. Better pictures on that post above as well if you want to see how great this place can be.
I had thought I might hike the 3.5 mile trail around the lake but decided to do something else with my afternoon. I do love being on the water though. Pretty much any time and any place so perhaps I’ll come back to Lowell Lake on a prettier day and try again to kayak and hike the trail.
Instead of hiking I did my second favorite activity. I stopped in Manchester at the wonderful Northshire Bookstore.
Not sure where the door leads but what an entry way.
The bookstore has lots of things in addition to books.
I always appreciate reading the staff recommendations. I have read some of the works of Alice Hoffman but not this one. Have you?
Seems like books about WWII are coming out at a fast clip lately over 70 years after the close of the war. I found one on the sale table. I’ve read some really wonderful ones like All the Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale but I have not read this one. Anyone have an great WWII fiction to recommend??
There are quite a few author talks given here. I’d sure like to attend some of them.
I love the AT and if weight weren’t a problem in the RV would for sure have picked up this hardback. A biography of a trail. Great concept. Anyone read it?
Speaking of books and authors, one of Robert Frost’s homes is very nearby so I’m going to take a trip there tomorrow.