Slate Valley Driving Tour
Our Slate Valley Driving Tour booklet provides you with detailed maps and many points of interest to ensure you can take in the heart of the Slate Valley. The driving tour take about 2 hours and covers about 45 miles. The tour starts at the Slate Valley Museum and loops you back to Granville after covering the heart of the Slate Valley through New York and Vermont.
Slate has been used for many purposes in the Slate Valley over the past 160 years. Slate roofs, foundations, sidewalks, wall cladding, sculptings, and landscaping are visible throughout the entire tour, but only a few examples are noted in this booklet.
There are many places along the driving route to stop for gas and meals, as well as many places to picnic. However, please keep in mind that many of the sites on our tour are private property, please view them from the road. Quarries are dangerous and unstable, do not enter the sites or climb on slate piles.
If you are interested in touring the West Castleton Railroad and Slate Company Historic Site at Lake Bomoseen, please pick up a Slate History Trail brochure at the museum before departing. These brochures are also available at Lake Bomoseen State Park.
The Slate Valley Driving Tour is available inside the Slate Valley Museum as well as outside in case we are closed. If you would prefer to download a PDF version you can do so here.