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July 14 & 15

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The Lamoille County chapter of VCBS is offering an opportunity on July 14 and 15 to tour the area and visit 13 historic covered bridges, the most covered bridges of any county in Vermont.

The event will be based in Jeffersonville, home of VCBS (well, our post office box, anyway) and will include an opportunity to walk to two excellent bridges, the Canyon/Grist Mill and the Cambridge Junction/Poland. The latter received some much needed repairs during the winter, coming just in time before being threatened by ice-out, and is an interesting case study in terms of preservation policy.

Most events will be held Saturday, July 14, but the organized tours will continue Sunday, July 15, so that we can "cover" all the bridges in the area.

Tentative schedule (final schedule will be sent to those registered):

  • Saturday, July 14 - 10 AM - Meet at the Cambridge Historical Society (CHS) building in Jeffersonville. In the heart of the village, on School Street, four houses off Main Street. Watch for signs. Coffee will be available while we organize car pooling.
    • 11 AM - Organized groups depart for tours selected several options for tours. Lunch options: bring bag lunch, purchase lunch to take on tour, stop for lunch at diner
    • 2 PM - Gather back at CHS to form groups for additional touring
    • 5 PM - Return to CHS for slide shows, exhibits
    • 7 PM - Dinner with speaker and social mingling
    • 10 PM - CHS closed for evening
  • Sunday, July 15
    • 10 AM - Walking tours from CHS to Canyon and Cambridge Junction Bridges with local community, Smuggs guests invited
    • Lunch as above
    • 1 PM - Additional optional tours (Wolcott RR bridge, Montgomery bridges)

Jeffersonville area lodging information:

  • In the village:
    • Jefferson House B&B (802) 644- 2030
    • Smugglers' Notch Inn (800) 845- 3101
  • Near by:
    • Cottage at Junction Hill (802) 644-5544
    • Deer Run Motor Inn (800) 354-2728
    • Green Valley B&B (802) 635-7702
    • Highlander Motel (800) 367-6471
    • Mannsview Inn (888) 937-6266
    • Smugglers' Notch Resort (800) 451- 8752
    • Sterling Ridge Inn and Log Cabins (800) 347-8266
  • Camping for tents and small RVs/trailers is available at: Brewster River Campground (802) 644- 2126 (no pets allowed)



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Cost per person for VCBS members:
Saturday tour: $5, with dinner $15 Sat/Sun tours: $12, with dinner $17

Non-members of VCBS add $2 to each amount For children, deduct $2 from amount

Please make check payable to: VCBS and mail with the registration form to Bill McKone, 110 Campground Drive, Jeffersonville, VT 05464. Call (802) 644-2126 or email: for more information, including list of local lodging available.

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