While this weekend was about play, I couldn’t help but feel awestruck at the splendor of Artisan’s Park in Windsor, Vermont. Nestled along the banks of the Connecticut River, it is a collection of local artisans set among the mystical beauty of the river. Play comes easy in this eclectic mix of outdoor adventure, art sculpture, food, and drink.
After a day of canoeing down the Connecticut River, we settled into our Tipi and explored the vast landscape of the outdoor sculpture garden. A quick snack at Harpoon Brewery refueled us, and we explored the shops offering a plethora of local cheese, wine, candy, and so much more. As a medieval history nut, I could not resist the temptation of buying a bottle of local mead (I labeled the purchase as “research” since mead can be found in my novel.) Next, we made a quick stop at the on-site vodka distillery for a free tasting of Silo Vodka and returned to our Tipi.
As the sun set along the river, we made smores around the campfire and played in the sculpture garden. Running through the massive hedge maze at night is definitely a highlight of camping at the Path of Life. With only the moon and stars to guide you, the experience is absolutely thrilling!
Sunrise brought a whole new day of beauty and a sense of sadness at leaving. We departed with a renewed sense of energy along with some great photos and memories.