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Walden celebrates foliage season

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WALDEN, Vt. -

Judy Clifford has been in Walden all of her life. This upcoming week Walden kicks off the Northeast Kingdom Foliage Tour and Judy is carrying on a tradition that her mother started.

"We've been involved since my mom started coordinating things back in 1958," she says. "We have a really great place and we like to show it off."

Linda Murray has been making jewelry for 26 years. She grew up in Walden and her daughter jennifer did too!

"It's just rich with character and diversity," she says.

During the festival Monday, Linda, Jennifer and her kids - Sadie and Owen -- will all be selling goods down at the church. Three generations enjoying a small-town tradition.

"As the world gets more modern, its nice to be able to come back to these little communities," she says.

Glendon Fox retired from the phone company 24 years ago and started woodworking.

"I was retiring, 34 years with the phone company, I wanted to meet people, I like wood," he says. "I don't know it just came."

He spends his days out here in the woods with the horses he loves and says he's looking forward to Monday.

"It's a big day for the town. A lot of people come through. Coffee call, roast beef supper, horses for rides. Its a nice day," he says.

A trip to walden would not be complete without a trip to the alpaca farm, where you can see you can get really up close with these guys.

Mike Michaud's dairy farm was destroyed by fire in 2010. Today he's rebuilt his farm around these guys and gals.

"Alpacas are a camel line. They're cousins to the llamas. Alpacas have your warmest but lightest fleece," he says.

"This is the raw fiber. It's not cleaned. I clean it and send it to a mill," says Nicole LeBlanc with Walden Alpaca Knits and Yarn.

A stop at Walden Mountain Alpaca Farm includes a chance to pick up locally made alpaca products and a possible feeding frenzy with alpacas.

"This is my little world. I don't stray too far away, but I don't need to. It's all right here," Michaud says.

"It's just different up here. It's a whole different world. You know, if you go into a store, a restaurant, just different. I just like it and I'm glad I'm here," says Fox.

"Walden's my town," says Linda.

And for a day, it can be yours too.

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