Gradual opening of VT businesses, some local history and new owners of The Inn at Water’s Edge~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard


I hope you didn’t put all of your warm clothes away – sweltering one day & freezing the next!  My hope is that it is killing off some of the bugs.  Out planting yesterday I accumulated bites on top of bites, mainly on my ears.  I can’t believe the size of the holes their chewing makes.  Anyway, most of the plants are in, now I just need to keep track of the temperature so nothing freezes…..


So, the Governor is “turning the spigot” a tince again because our COVID-19 numbers are holding steady.  I appreciate his caution and concern.  VT State Parks are scheduled to open 6/26.  I found a bit of history about Camp Plymouth State Park, our lovely recreation spot on Echo Lake.  Of course, things will be different in order to comply with social distancing and you will need to bring your own food and beverages, since the concession will not be open.


Here is what I found:  In 1925, a girls’ summer camp was established and operated for two years. In 1927, the property was purchased by the Boy Scouts of America and turned into Camp Plymouth, for which the park is named. At its height, the scout camp included camping sites for 10 troops, a trading post, archery range, rifle range, water front, and ceremonial camp fire area. In 1984, the property was conserved with the assistance of the Ottauquechee Land Trust and conveyed to the State of Vermont. Park facilities were constructed over the next few years and Camp Plymouth State Park opened to the public in 1989.


Although I have stopped a couple of times, I have not been able to meet the Rae family, the new owners of the Inn at Water’s Edge.  It know there have been workers there for several months, so it will be fun to see what has been changed.  There is a garden taking shape across the road near the old barn and apparently they are hoping to use produce from it for their customers. According to their website, it will be operated as a B and B, but perhaps dinner will be an option once again.

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