Every scene in this book is a place your family can visit!
Use the map in this book to visit locations featured in each illustration
Illustrated in pen and ink, I Never Saw a Moose in Moosalamoo features specific locations within Vermont’s Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. The story is a rhyme about searching for a moose (there is a moose “hiding” on every page) and it includes illustrations of other Vermont animals, plants, and wildflowers. The location of each scene is marked on a map inside the book, so you can actually visit the natural places portrayed in the illustrations!
1 Blueberry Hill
Across from the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, Blueberry Hill features a number of trails for family friendly exploration. Behind the Blueberry Hill Inn, the Beginner’s Loop Trail crosses Dutton Brook and runs parallel to the Goshen-Ripton Road. For a longer exploration, and great views, follow the Hogback Loop Trail.
2 Silver Lake
3 Beaver Dam Loop
Accessed from the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center, Beaver Dam Loop passes by multiple ponds created by beaver dams. A short trail spur(above #9 on this map) on the southern side leads to a lower pond and a Great Blue Heron rookery.
4 Blueberry Management Area
5 Sugar Hill Reservoir
Sugar Hill Reservoir covers 63 acres in Goshen. The reservoir is 30 feet deep in places. You may canoe or kayak these clear waters from a launch near Goshen Dam, to an island in the middle of the reservoir. (Just be careful to stay away from Loon nesting sites!)
6 Robert Frost Trail
7 North Branch Trail/Voter Brook
This trail offers a variety of flora. Ferns are abundant, along with wildflowers such as trillium in spring, and jewelweed in late summer. accessible from the Moosalamoo Campground, both the North Branch Trail and Voter Brook Road lead to a scenic overlook with great views of Rattlesnake Cliff and Lake Dunmore.