A Stone Wall in Ripton
March 04, 2010
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.
Cedar ...Posted at 13:52h, 04 March
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.
katePosted at 15:25h, 04 March
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 EnglandPosted at 18:35h, 04 March
Steve BorichevskyPosted at 23:42h, 04 March
How could you not enjoy a drive through Middlebury?
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 14:02h, 06 March
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.
Steve – Middlebury is so nice. You really can’t go wrong in that area.