Abandoned Vermont: South Hero Stables

Dirt roads, lake views, farm houses, cornfields, open fields, vineyards, ice cream: South Hero is part of the Champlain Islands in northwestern Vermont and is bustling with summer visitors. Hop on your bike as far south as Burlington, cruise the Island Line (including a bike ferry) and end up in South Hero to pedal along the lake shore and dirt roads. A recent bike ride in South Hero took me past this seemingly abandoned (or at least forgotten for this year) farmhouse and its matching stables. A few photographs taken from the road. 

Small farmhouse

Small farmhouse, closed up for the season (though this was mid-summer, not the time you leave Vermont).

Matching stables across the road from the house, have not been used in a while.

Matching stables across the road from the house, have not been used in a while.

Another view of the stables. They must be nice inside!

Another view of the stables. They must be nice inside! Based on the novelty siding, the additions likely date to the 1920s.

Stable entrance and windows.

Stable entrance and windows. Perhaps a barn enlarged over the years (note the clapboard siding and the novelty siding). Grass and weeds are growing in the flower boxes.

View while cruising around South Hero.

View while cruising around South Hero.

And a stop at Snowfarm Vineyard, locally owned and operated.

And a stop at Snowfarm Vineyard, locally owned and operated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Abandoned Vermont: South Hero Stables

  1. Stuart Clough says:

    I love the new format! I have waited a while for this. It is so much better than one picture and nothing said about where, what or when.
    Thank You
    Stuart Clough

  2. Joshua says:

    I grew up less then a mile away and passed these buildings everyday on the school bus that was 25 plus years ago I do not recall the last time I saw somebody there so I would say that its been empty for at least 25 years not just this summer

  3. amanda brunell says:

    Do you know how to look into purchasing one of these abandoned properties? Instead of buying a house, I’m looking into taking an abandoned property and redoing it into a livable residence. thanks

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