Quintessential New England
|The Green in Autumn|
|Newfane Inn in Better Times|
of Newfane, the term is just as apt as it is pretentious. The town has a beautifully arranged village center with all the correct, gleaming white, buildings dutifully encircling the green with the imposing Windham County Courthouse in the center. Meanwhile, The surrounding country-side is filled with rural New England charm. Its many back roads wind through lovely forest and farm land, opening occasionally on grand vistas and cool ponds.
Check out my NEPG article for much more about the natural and historic attractions of Newfane. As in the past I have reserved this week's "Getting it Right in the Digital Camera Blog" for an album of some of the images that wouldn't fit in the NEPG article.
I'll let the pictures tell more of the story.
Newfane Village Center
Newfane is the Windham County Seat, or "shire" and, in addition to the Courthouse Features the 1832 Union Hall, the First Congregational Church, the Four Columns Inn and restaurant, and the Old Newfane Inn. Sadly, the Newfane Inn is closed, but the Four Columns is undergoing the finishing touches of a major renovation and will be opening in July. Across Route 30 is the general store and the Windham County Historical Society and just south a quick snack can be had at the Newfane Cafe.
|Congregational Church Spire|
|Four Columns Inn Gardens|
|Courthouse from the Inn Porch|
|Courthouse and Memorial|
|Heavenly Portal, Congregational Church|
In the Country-side
Away from the busy center, Newfane's back roads seem made for wandering, inviting the photographer to get joyously lost for hours
|Old Village Marker|
|From Newfane Hill|
|Newfane Hill Cemetery|
|Rock Book Williamsville Bridge|
Newfane is located on Route 30 just a few miles Northwest of Brattleboro Vermont. It is well worth a visit as you explore the other wonders of Southwest Vermont and the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.
Visit my New England Photography Guild Article for more details on the "authentic" history and natural attractions of beautiful Newfane.
|Anticipation: Nellie at the, now closed, Country Store|