This past Saturday a few of my fraternity brothers and myself spent the day walking around Shelburne Farms. This farm located in Shelburne, VT (just south of Burlington), is a 1,600 acre area of land that was originally claimed and constructed on by the Vanderbilt family in the late 1800′s. Today, the farm land remains an active farm open to the public, and the Vanderbilt house (really, a massive mansion) has been renovated into the Shelburne Farms Inn.
In what was meant to be a day of playing football and tossing around a frisbie became an afternoon of touring the farm, relaxing on the former Vanderbilt outdoor courtyard, and watching the sunset over Lake Champlain. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your buddies!