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A Stone Wall in Ripton

This stone wall in Ripton at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English always catches my eye.

At least once a year I take a leisurely drive along Route 125, a scenic route also known as Middlebury Gap Road. During these drives, I always stop at the college’s Ripton campus to admire the stone wall and rolling landscape.

David Bain, of Middlebury College’s Department of English and American Studies, says the stone wall was likely built in the 1880s, back when Bread Loaf was a summer resort.

Bread Loaf is now a summer destination for graduate students, and it continues to be a place worth exploring.

Addison County, Bread Loaf, Fall & Autumn, Middlebury Gap, Route 125, Scenic
  • Cedar ...
    Posted at 13:52h, 04 March Reply

    You look at the stone wall, I gaze at the pale yellow rocking chairs on the porch. Oh how I’d love to go there for a writing seminar. It looks so peaceful there,– one could be very creative.

  • kate
    Posted at 15:25h, 04 March Reply

    one of my favorite spots in all of vermont. so peaceful after the bumpy (but beautiful) ride over the gap.

    plus, doesn’t it just make you feel smarter?

  • Erin @ I Heart New England
    Posted at 18:35h, 04 March Reply


  • Steve Borichevsky
    Posted at 23:42h, 04 March Reply

    How could you not enjoy a drive through Middlebury?

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 14:02h, 06 March Reply

    Cedar — I know, what a nice place to be creative!

    Kate – Good point! Yes, I definitely feel a little more intelligent after driving through here.

    Thanks Erin!

    Steve – Middlebury is so nice. You really can’t go wrong in that area.

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