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Come Out and Celebrate Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2016!

November 18, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Woodstock Wassail Weekend 2016Come out to Woodstock, Vermont and help celebrate the 33rd annual Woodstock Wassail Weekend! December 9th through the 11th, 2016!

The Woodstock Wassail Weekend is a holiday tradition that sees town come to life with festive holiday events and attractions the second weekend of every December. The weekend’s nonstop schedule includes a parade, concerts, craft fairs, holiday house tour, and much more.

Woodstock’s old-world charm is undeniable, no matter the season. Being in Woodstock for the holidays, however, takes the town’s delightful ambiance to new heights – and that’s the Woodstock Wassail Weekend to a ‘t’!

The weekend has plenty to keep you entertained morning, noon, and night. The highlight, htough, has to be the Equestrian Parade, put together by the High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program. More than fifty horses and riders, dressed up in 19th century period clothing, make up the core of this wonderful parade. Also known as the Wassail Parade, this annual event begins after lunch on Saturday and runs all through downtown Woodstock.

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Discover Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

October 28, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

The George Perkins Marsh Home

Woodstock, Vermont’s Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park offers hiking, skiing, boating, mansion tours, and the history of land conservation in America. The park contains the oldest professionally managed forest in the United States.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park is named after four like-minded people: George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings, Mary French Rockefeller, and Laurence Spelman Rockefeller.

George Perkins Marsh is considered to be one of America’s first environmentalists and conservationists, if not the first. His boyhood home is preserved in the park and it is here that the seeds of his environmental concerns first took root.

Frederick Billings was a Vermont lawyer and real estate developer who purchased the Marsh estate in 1869. Billings was a follower of Marsh’s theories on conservation. During his time in Woodstock, he was instrumental in reforesting much of the area. The Billings Farm and Museum across from the park serves as a gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. You should definitely visit it if you can.

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