The village of Cabot was originally settled on Cabot Plains, located on an east/west ridge northeast of the village today. When the skies are clear, you get a spectacular, sweeping view of the Green Mountains to the west, and the White Mountains to the east, beyond the Cabot Plains Cemetery. Not too long after settling in the Plains, the townsfolk decided that access to water was critical. So they moved the village to its present location down in the valley and next to the Winooski River.
Cabot Plains has been spruced up and today you’ll see a covered bridge and a one-room schoolhouse. The fields are private property.