Abbott’s Glen Clothing Optional Inn & Campground

Guest Site by: Felix Gato
Abbott’s Glen Vermont Naturist Resort Review:
Vermont is the closest thing we have to Spain, a state where nudity is legal everywhere except a number of spots where excess enthusiasm in the public square forced local ordinances limiting it.
While you will find lots of well-established informal places to just pull over and jump in the river – seems that each river has running alongside it – people like to congregate.
One popular area is Abbott’s Glen Resort conveniently only above the Massachusetts boundary. We used it as a base during a recent stay and found the area fairly fascinating.
Abbott’s Glen
The first thing that struck us was the variety of surroundings within its 55 acres. One flat plain attributes landscaped expanses, a pond, a wildflower meadow, a garden, an orchard and a four-hole golf course in case unclothed golfing is in your bucket list.
One afternoon, cows from a nearby farm came to graze there. Several trails lead into a ravine about as close to virgin development forest as you can nevertheless get in New England and noticeably cooler only a few steps in.
The North River flows through the property with 100 yards or so dammed off for very sluggish tube. Trees hang over the banks on both sides, offering of shade and sometimes some pretty striking cathedral lighting.
pond in the spring
Accommodations range from camping to pretty tasteful. Balconies are aligned with views and a cliff’s-edge glider provides another view to savor.
A backyard coffee nook and the communal shower share a roof – and a view. Shouldn’t work but absolutely does. Owners Lindy and Amy are always tinkering with this labor of love. They’re also serious Vermont foodies, with the daily breakfast and weekend dinners (both optional) never routine.
Nearby Shelburne Falls, MA and Wilmington, VT are small towns that punch above their weight with live music and creative cuisine. For months when cloth tiredness is more difficult to redress, worth noting that it is open year round with hot tub and sauna on the list of amenities.
No need to additionally rehash what’s on their website:
Abbott’s Glen
AG also benefits from really being a convenient distance to The Ledges, found on a young stretch of Harriman Resevoir with a small beach and several stone slabs overlooking pristine water.
It is clothes-optional and hosts a really gregarious crowd on summer weekends. Do not come without your own provisions, but don’t be surprised if some friendly folks are passing around a tray of whatever they’ve baked.
One could get psyched to bring diving gear and look for the resevoir’s submerged village, but that impulse will pass.
Elsewhere in VT:
The Cornfield just west of Brattleboro now has some rigamarole for access but is worth the effort if a broad, shallow river behind a chocolate factory appeals to you personally.
The Punch Bowl near the Mad River in Waitsfield features a chance to jump from a rock into a whirlpool that whirls you softly into the shallows, a stunt I wouldn’t attempt until I saw a three-year old do it.
Cunningham Cove on popular Lake Willoughby barely survived a legal challenge a few years back but stands as a model for a c/o section coexisting with a textile lake thanks to (quite short) natural hurdles.
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This review of Abbott’s Glen Clothing Optional Nudist Resort in Vermont was released by Young Naturists and Young Nudists America – YAN
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