In southwestern Vermont lies the picturesque town of Bennington, first chartered in 1749 and still living comfortably after some significant military events (including the Battle of Bennington during the Revolutionary War). Today it is a popular destination in the fall for leaf-peeping, and its vast forests dotted with lovely covered bridges and stark white church steeples does not disappoint a romantic visitor.
Bennington has been home to a variety of famous persons – artists, congressmen, and the occasional murderess. But perhaps its most notable resident was Robert Frost, and it is clear why this town captivated the rural poet. Many of his autumn poems (written here and around southern New England) captured the enchanting quality of the quiet, beautiful landscape that, thankfully, remains mostly unchanged.