June 16-17: Ottauquechee River Mini-Pilgrimage

Kick-Off Weekend for the River of Life Pilgrimage!


Friday & Saturday, June 16th – 17th

7 pm Friday to 1:30 pm Saturday ~ Ottauquechee River Mini-Pilgrimage

~ Everyone is welcome to attend ~

In conjunction with the River of Life Pilgrimage, the Reverend Norman MacLeod from St James Episcopal Church in Woodstock, VT, has organized a mini-pilgrimage by road through the Ottauquechee River Valley.  Dr. Gabrielle David, a river scientist, and the Reverend Nancy Wright, a Luthern pastor and spiritual director, will lead this mini-pilgrimage.  At half-a-dozen stops along the river, they will comment on the significance of the river features and our spiritual connections and ethical responsibilities to the watershed in which so many of us live.

Beginning on Friday evening at Mission Farm, the mini-pilgrimage will conclude at the confluence of the Ottauquechee and Connecticut Rivers in time for participants to flow into events at the Montshire Museum for the River of Life Pilgrimage that starts at 2 pm on Saturday.

Friday, June 16
7 pm ~ meet at Mission Farm in Killington, VT — overnight accommodations are available

Saturday, June 17
8 am ~ depart Mission Farm to travel the Ottauquechee River Valley
* van transportation will be provided and carpooling for private vehicles is encouraged *

1:30 pm ~ conclusion of mini-pilgrimage in Hartland at the confluence of the Ottauquechee and Connecticut Rivers

2 pm ~ River of Life Pilgrimage event at Montshire Museum (more information can be found here)


All are encouraged to attend both the Friday over-night AND the Saturday mini-pilgrimage;
however, Saturday only arrivals are welcome at Mission Farm at 8 am.

Further information about meals and other costs forthcoming — cost will be modest and financial help will be available.
Overnight lodging at Mission Farm is $25/person.


For more information or to register, please email the Rev. Norman MacLeod.

To print out Ottauquechee Mini-Pilgrimage information, follow this link for a PDF version.