We visited the National Fish & Wildlife refuge in Essex County Vermont over the weekend, and hiked along the Nulhegan River Trail. Over the rustic one-mile path we strolled up and down through black spruce woodland and trudged over lichen covered natural stone steps and shrubby peatland. Interspersed wooden bog bridges above clear flowing streams of cold water to refresh in. The over flowing river rushed on by as white caps sparkled under the hot summer sun. At the very end of the trail a steep slop covered in pine needles lead us on to a lovely small bog surrounded by wildflowers.