While driving back from visiting our dads the other weekend, my sister and I decided we are going to join the 251 club. To be eligible for club membership, we must make a concerted effort to visit each of the 251 towns in the state of Vermont.
It came up as we drove the familiar route between Pittsford and Burlington, because we realized that, even though we have driven through these towns on Route 7 a hundred times, there are few in which we have stopped for any reason, even to fill a gas tank. So, we began our Project 251 as we drove through the town of Ferrisburgh. Every time I have driven through the town on recent trips, I have enjoyed seeing two spots, separated by only one lot, hosting signs advertising buildings which no longer exist. It’s entertaining to see the lots, almost side by side, with the empty spaces behind them, where the road house and inn used to be. By stopping to photograph this pair, we marked Ferrisburgh on our maps as the first stop in E&S’s Project 251. Follow our updates throughout the year as we tour around the beautiful state of Vermont, with fresh eyes.