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The Last Sweet Taste of Summer

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As the sun sets on summer, these lingering days are marked with a sense of transition and anticipation. The chorus of cicadas tells all: Immersed in back-to-school, BBQs, and the attempt at crossing off the bucket list bike trip, we’re all trying to squeeze a few more days from summer.

As Vermont gears up to make good on her promise of a spectacular palette of autumn colors, consider capping off summer with a trip to the Red Clover within the next several weeks. Warm sun, blue skies, lush green mountains: You’ll have more of Vermont to yourself before fall foliage season. Quiet on the trail and the road, in the shop and at the farmers market over the hill… Before Mother Nature’s color run, why not pack in a few more days that feel like summer?

Join us in making the most of the summer’s sparkling finale. Labor Day weekend kicks off on Friday, September 2 with a Vintage Wine Dinner at the Red Clover Inn. Throw it back with Chef Jake’s menu of pork belly, cod fritter, Black River Beef tenderloin, and Vermont cheeses accompanied by wines specially selected by Thomas from Austria, Oregon, Portugal, and California.

In the weeks to follow, festivals, exhibits, and tours pack the calendar in our region. Nearby in Killington, the Enduro Eastern States mountain biking competition is September 10, with the Spartan Race to follow on September 17 and the Killington Brewfest on the 30th. Explore a little farther with the Red Clover as your home base: Pedal through history with the “150 Years of the Bicycle” exhibit at the Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, or pedal the “Tour de Farms” food and cycling loops on September 18 in Bristol. Like the rest of us, Vermont’s got all sorts of plans to fit in before autumn.

Vermont summers are so special – although we’re fortunate – autumn’s explosion of color under warm sun and cool nights offers some of the biggest treats of all. Perhaps the coming of autumn is the only way we could be convinced to loosen our grasp on summer. But there’s no rush. Visit for Labor Day; stay any time in the next several weeks to join us to savor the last taste of summer. 

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August 25, 2016  |   Share:

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