Obscure Vermont: Of Mountains and Men

The Ledges of Deer Leap in Bristol

One of our favorite new blogs about strange things in Vermont is Obscure Vermont. Written by Chad Abramovich, it’s full of all types of urban adventures, and he does an incredible job of writing up the stories behind a lot of really neat places in our state.

His latest post is about several places in Bristol:

Traveling to a friend’s place in Lincoln, it was hard not to notice the cliffs of Deer Leap mountain soaring far above the narrow valley along Route 116, the damp Spring mists burning away like a soul of vapor. At 1,825-feet, Deer Leap is considered a larger elevation for Vermont, i’s cold craggy ledges thawed by the sun setting over the Champlain Valley to the west.  

At the foot of the mountain is the tiny town of Bristol, a cool little stop in rural Addison County. Bristol is classic small town Vermont, and not surprisingly, the lofty heights of Deer Leap are a popular hangout for locals alike, and according to local lore, there are a few interesting stories behind its dramatic moniker.


Read here for stories of ghosts, treasure and more!

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