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The Hollows Triangle

Unlike the Bermuda Triangle, to the best of my knowledge, no one has ever been lost in the Hollows Triangle. This loop walk, beginning and ending at Red Acre Cottage, is pure Vermont. Epic 360 degree views, pastoral settings, lots of farm animals, handsome New England architecture and pure peaceful serenity. Honestly, this may be the best walk you will take while you're here. Don't be surprised if you find yourself walking it daily. This walk is one of the best parts about staying at the Red Acre Cottage vacation rental. You'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful spot anywhere in the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush or Killington. Stay right in the middle of them all and get a chance to see these special views!

Harvey's Farm

Wear some comfortable shoes, as this is a 4.8 mile round trip, but don't worry ... it's easy. There are only a few hills. Head south (downhill) out of the driveway and walk 1/2 mile to the intersection with North Hollow Road. The view to the south from here is what sold me on the location. It's different every season, every day, every hour. Head east (uphill) and North Hollow Road will take a hard right in about 3/10 mile. Head south (downhill) and bear right at the fork, taking Marsh Brook Road in another 2/10 mile. As you descend Marsh Brook Road you will be treated to one of the most beautiful scenes in the Hollows.

On the left is the When Words Count Retreat, and you'll find several other really cool homes on Marsh Brook Road -- not to mention feeling like you're on the set of The Sound of Music. At the bottom of the hill you'll make a left on North View Road, just short of two miles into the walk. About halfway up on the right you'll be greeted by a menagerie of animals at Julie's Ark.

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The farmland all around is actively maintained by North Hollow Farm (you will pass the farm on top of the hill and you can visit the farm store down on route 100). At the top of the hill, you will take a left again on North Hollow Road, about 2.8 miles out, and pass through the namesake farm.

The views are breathtaking. You will work your way back to the 90 degree turn at the old farmhouse and head back downhill to Harold's workshop. You're almost home! Just half a mile more. 

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