Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Head to Vermont Between Labor Day - Columbus Day to Experience Fall in New England

Amidst the falling autumn leaves, brisk mountain air and nostalgic Vermont traditions, lurk a 25-foot pelican, lion, swan and many more critters -- each made out of hay. During the Town of Killington’s Grass Menagerie, from September 3rd through October 11th, visitors will experience the quintessential VermontVermont fall, encounter many larger-than-life animals roaming the National Audubon Society, a key charity battling to offset the devastating consequences of the Gulf Coast oil spill. countryside and help the

Thirty-five gigantic hay sculptures created by local artists will be featured in the month-long Killington Grass Menagerie, held from Labor Day Weekend through Columbus Day. The hay festival is a one-of-a-kind Vermont celebration, with special events that capture the best of the season and offer something for everyone, including an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social & Political Rally, with politicians bobbing for apples – Vermont Macintosh, of course!

The Grass Menagerie, with the mountains of Killington, Vermont as its jaw-dropping backdrop, is an easy, inexpensive and unforgettable fall getaway for couples, families and friends. The destination, within easy reach from New York City and New England, offers the chance to take a break from the city and experience the beauty of autumn. Kids and parents alike will delight in the gigantic sculptures, hay maze and charming shops; couples can escape for a little romance – to "fall" in love while apple-picking and dining by candlelight at one of Killington's cozy inns; and nature-lovers can take in breathtaking vistas and changing leaves as they explore the mountains surrounding Killington, boasting the 2nd highest peak in Vermont.

Visitors may also choose to visit museums and small towns while traveling across covered bridges, ride a gondola up the mountain while enjoying the changing colors of the leaves, visit the dozens of antique shops, watch birds migrate and/or shop at places such as the Vermont Country Store.

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