As you travel around the New England states, particularly the secondary roads, you’re frequently surprised by little wayside parks, picnic areas, family graveyards, and historical markers. You never know what you’ll find; if you have some time it’s fun to stop and explore.
It’s a good idea, when you’re driving a long way, to stop every two hours or so, get out of your car, walk around, stretch your legs. And so, at just such a time, I came to a little roadside park on the west side of Island Pond Road (VT Rte. 114), between Lost Nation Road and Hawk Rock Road in East Haven, Vermont (population 301).
You can see a bit of the parking area in the photo here. Farther back there’s a trim green with a couple of park benches and a stone memorial marker. That memorial marker has a plaque attached, informing all of the importance of the place.
You just never know what you’re going to find in New England.