♫ Camping at Bald Mountain ♫



♫ A.K.A. West River Westies ♫

July 12 – July 14, 2019. (Fri to Sunday) A VW weekend.  Camping at West River Westies.  A family camping event at Bald Mountain Campground, 1760 State Forest Road, Townshend, VT. 05353. Telephone for reservations 1-802-365-7510. Cost of camping per night is $23.85 including taxes. Early arrivals before 1:00 PM will be charged half of a nights stay. As always there will be a pot luck supper. Saturday, tubing on the river, hiking and biking, or do as much or little as you see fit.  A 50/50 raffle and  a bucket raffle with proceeds going to Grace Cottage Hospital hosted by Jen W. She is looking for new items to be donated to the raffle.  Tee shirts are cancelled.

Contact info: Kevin Kruger, email kebonyvan@aol.com, John Netsel, email jnetsel@aol.com
Hope to see you there. Kevin and John

For the more experienced and adventurous hikers attending, you may be interested in visiting Hamilton Falls in Jamaica, VT. It's a spectacular waterfall of 120' drop in three tiers. Only about 10 miles from BMC, but be forewarned, the hike to the falls is extremely risky and dangerous.


Please Take Note (♪):

1) If you plan to arrive at Bald Mountain Campground before 1:00PM, you will be charged 1/2 of our special discounted rate of $23.85/day or $11.93.

2) The special discounted rate offered by Bald Mountain Campground includes hookup for water and electricity whether you use it or not. There are no exceptions or reduced rate if you don't hookup.

This is Bald Mountain's Policy. See http://www.baldmountaincampground.com/policies.html

Remember that BMC's daily rate with Water and Electricity is $27.00 not including the 6% Vermont tax.
West River Westies special rate of $23.85 has remained the same for the past 10 years and includes the Vermont tax.


Townshend State Park, Townshend, VT

The Outlet Center, Brattleboro

Virtual Vermont

Horses - Winchester Stables, Newfane

Antiques - The Copper Penny, Williamsville

The Original Newfane Flea Market, Inc.
Location VT Route 30, Newfane

Mount Snow Area

Train Rides - White River Junction

River Cruises, CT River, Brattleboro
River Cruises, CT River, Brattleboro

Shopping - Gifts, stuffed toys - Big Black Bear Shop, Townshend
Big Black Bear Shop

Baskets & Gifts - Basketville, Putney

Harmonyville Store, Harmonyville
1412 VT Rte 30, Townshend, VT

Vermont Cheese
Crowley, Cabot, Grafton Cheese & others. Also Bison Meat

General Area & other listed attractions www.southernvermont.com




Brattleboro Media

VW Parts & Service
 John Car Corner, Route
John's Car Corners, Westminister 

John Hamil also a LiMBO member

Self Guided Tours of Southern Vermont

Instead of the usual Guided Caravan Tour of the area on Saturday afternoon, there will be information and maps of several self-guided tours to do on your own and at your own leisure. See if you can find the following local Landmarks?

1. Two classic Stone Arch Bridges within one mile of BMC.

2. The most photographed Court House in New England.

3. A restored Railroad Station from the now defunct Brattleboro And Whitehall RR.

4. Bridge piers from the Brattleboro and Whitehall RR where it crossed the West River in two places.

5. A restored building that once housed the Windham County Jail and the Newfane Inn. Hint: Only one part of the building survives and is now the Headquarters of the Windham County Sheriffs Dept.

6. The remains of a now defunct Quarry on the East side of the West River. You can still see the remains of the old quarry equipment. Hint: There are two bridge piers that supported a bridge with a spur from the Brattleboro & Whitehall RR to the Quarry.

7. The most photographed Church in New England.

8. Two famous covered bridges. One, within one mile of BMC is only open to pedestrian traffic, the for both pedestrians and vehicles. One is the longest, the other the oldest. Which is which?

9. A classic iron truss bridge over the West River. Now closed to all traffic.

10. The former home of Rudyard Kipling (You remember he wrote the Jungle Book and other famous literary works). It's design and construction is patterned after a Mississippi River Steam Boat. A must see but not open to the public.

11. In Brookline, find an old brick building with only one wall!. (How can a building be enclosed with only one wall?) Guess what it was used for?

12. Find two small villages in Windham County. One formerly called "Tin Pot" and very close to BMC. What is this village named today? The other called called "Goose City" and why?

13. On a more modern note. Visit a famous Cheese factory known for its chedders. Hint: The factory carries the same name as the town in which it is located.

14. Don't forget the fabulous Newfane Flea Market on Sunday. Just down the road on Route 30.

15. And finally, visit John's Car Corner (easy to find in Westminister, VT on Route 5). John Hamil, owner and LiMBO member is an expert on all types of VW's and in addition has an extensive collection of Volkswagen artifacts and memorabilia and a great inventory of rare and hard to find VW parts. Don't miss this one!

Mark your calender now for
Camping at Bald Mountain
Same place - Bald Mountain Campground
Townshend, Vermont
Same time - July 12-14 2019

Bald Mountain Campground now has it own web site.




 Call bald mountain campground To reserve your site at 1-802-365-7510

You can visit local Flea Markets, Antique Shops, Factory Outlets, Auctions, visit covered bridges or tour country roads where no Westy may have ever been before. There is also swimming, boating & fishing at the nearby Townshend Dam Recreation Area; hiking trails to Bald Mountain at the Townshend State Forest Park; tubing on the West River, go biking on miles of dirt roads or just lounge and relax at the campground.

Also, new a few years ago was a new factory and store for the Grafton Cheese Factory. It is about 500 yards on the left of Route 30 as you come down Cedar St from Route 9 (Western Ave) just outside of Brattleboro.
Grafton Cheese

More Links

River Bend Farm Market, Route 30, Townshend, VT. Fresh meat, poultry & seafood, groceries, produce, Mobil Gas, 24 Hour ATM and Vermont Licensed Liquor Outlet. River Bend Farm Market

Lawrence's Smoke Shop, Route 30, Townshend, next to the River Bend Market. Smoked meat products, thick sliced Bacon, Maple cured Hams and Sausages. Homemade Fudge, Local Crafts & Gifts. www.LawrencesSmokeShop.com

Sam's Outdoor Outfitters: 74 Main St, Brattleboro. Camping & Hiking Supplies, Hunting & Fishing Supplies, Sporting Goods, Footwear and Clothing. www.samsoutfitters.com

Dutton's Farm Stand: Route 30, just south of Newfane. Locally produced Fruits & Vegetables. Pick our own Strawberries at Dutton's Berry Stand, just north of Newfane on Route 30. on your right. http://www.duttonberryfarm.com/

Places to Eat.

Rick's Tavern: Route 30, just south of Newfane. Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials, Vermont Microbrews, Live Music Thursdays & Saturday nights. www.rickstavernvt.com

The Townshend Dam Diner: Route 30 north after the Townshend Corp of Engineers Dam. The Townshend Dam Diner on Facebook