Mode of transport: Premier Bus with 45 people capacity
Hiking distance: <1 mile total
Map of Itinerary (Link will open in a new browser window)
- Hilton Burlington
- Little river
- Stowe Maple Products (Gifts and bathrooms)
- Bathroom stop
- Wolcott (Lunch)
- rt 12 Elmore
- Hilton Burlington
Drive time: 2 hr 43 min
The Vermont landscape of scattered quaint villages and rural countryside represents a special context for wildlife road crossings. Scattered driveways and far flung housing limit many crossing opportunities and significant flooding events are on the rise in the face of a changing climate. These create both challenge and opportunity as Vermont looks to focus on a statewide system of bridges and culverts that meet multiple values including flood resilience, aquatic organism passage and terrestrial wildlife movement. Route 12 passes through a large area of conservation concern and action. On this exciting road tour, participants will see under-bridge wildlife shelves, culvert replacements and floodplain restoration sites exemplifying our approach.
Fun Facts About VT and its Bridges:
Vermont gets its name from two French words. They are 'vert' which means 'green' and 'mont' which means 'mountains'. ...
Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges, boasting more covered bridges per square mile than any other U.S state.
Vermont’s bridges date back to 1820 (the original Pulp Mill Bridge across Otter Creek in Middlebury), with most constructed during the mid and late 19th Century.
In 2011, Storm Irene dumped up to 11 inches of rain, destroyed nearly $750 million in property and damaged 200 bridges, 450 utility poles, 600 historic buildings, 1,000 culverts, 2,400 road segments, 3,500 homes and 20,000 acres of farmland.
Vermont was one of the first states to outlaw slavery.
It is the second smallest state by population (after Wyoming).
Ben and Jerry's ice cream began at a gas station in Burlington, Vermont.
Vermont is the home of maple syrup. Got any pancakes?!