While the town of Woodstock is charming, what I really enjoyed was exploring first one dirt road and then another.
The countryside is beautiful, and what caught my eye again and again were barns that came in all shapes and sizes.
Judging from their colors red seemed to be the most popular choice.
Here and there white provided some color deviation and provided lovely contrast to lush green backgrounds.
There was no question that barns were not all the same. Some were in settings that were magazine worthy.
Others had what I’d call character.
Then there were those that were just plain run down but still interesting.
What most of the barns had in common were roof top weather vanes.
I was intrigued by the variety of images.
If my camera had a favorite sight, it was silos which, again, were unique in appearance. I liked the contrast between their roundness and the more linear barns.
Without question, barns were numerous and fun to photo, but the country roads had other picturesque images such as covered bridges.
Like so many of the barns, most were red. This one was even dressed up with colorful window boxes.
In a magazine I picked up I read that Vermont has the most covered bridges of any state. I was delighted to find that one was just steps away from the Woodstock Inn where we stayed.
Isn’t it wonderful how revealing and entertaining travel can be? The best part is you don’t have to go far from home to find adventure.