Route 100: Granville Gulf Reservation
April 22, 2010
Vermont’s Route 100 winds through small towns and scenic villages in the heart of the Green Mountains. When you drive along this famous Vermont road, you come across white steepled churches, cozy ski towns and country stores.
One of the most unique areas of Route 100 is Granville Gulf Reservation, a remote, six-mile stretch of road between Granville and Warren. The area’s most popular attraction is Moss Glen Falls, a stunning waterfall.
The May issue of Smithsonian magazine includes an in-depth travel feature about Route 100, and mentions some impressive tidbits about Granville Gulf Reservation.
Here’s an interesting fact I learned from the Smithsonian article: most of the reservation’s 1,171-acres were donated in 1927 to the state by former Vermont Governor Redfield Proctor, Jr., who stipulated that the land be forever protected and preserved. What a gift.
Happy Earth Day!