Tips for Visiting a Robert Frost Landmark?
June 9, 2014 1:49 PM   Subscribe

I'm interested in visiting a Frost Landmark in September as part of a road trip to Northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in September. But there are so many to choose from! And my traveling companion probably won't put up with visiting ALL of them. So help me pick, particularly if you have experience with visiting one or some or all of them.

There may be others I've missed. (I'm not interested in visiting Amherst College.)
posted by Jahaza to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in Vermont. I haven't been to the farm but there is a lovely nature walk nearby, the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, which I have walked and truly loved. There are excerpts from his poetry that you get to read in natural Vermont settings. It's a pretty short walk all told, but if you're in Ripton anyhow, do not miss it.
posted by jessamyn at 2:09 PM on June 9, 2014 [1 favorite]

The Stone House was trashed by a pack of kids about 10 years ago.

I would go to the NH places and have breakfast at Polly's Pancakes in Sugar Hill before you visit the Franconia site.
posted by brujita at 4:30 PM on June 9, 2014

If you go to the Frost Farm in Derry NH, swing by the old #6 School in Salem NH. He also taught at Pinkerton Academy in Derry. From there it's a short hop to Beacon Hill in Boston where he lived for a few years. Note that these are more of a stand-outside-and-take-a-photo op but Beacon Hill is always worth a visit.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 5:00 PM on June 9, 2014

We ended up going to the Frost Place in Franconia, mainly because it was closest to our route (we went up Mt. Washington the day before and after visiting the Frost Place hiked the Flume in Franconia Notch State Park in the afternoon).

It's a modest attraction, but it was really nice to sit on what had been Robert Frost's porch and look out at the view.
posted by Jahaza at 7:00 AM on October 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

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