Mount Riga: The best place on the planet

Views from Gabriella Collin’s summer spent on Mount Riga, include, as she writes, “a small peek at the wildflowers that grow on the edge of the lake, with the glittery water behind them." Photos by Gabriella Collin

SALISBURY — Sitting about 2,000 feet above sea level is a small community of homes. Up an unpaved, winding road, past bridges smaller than the average car and walled by miles of trees, is Mount Riga. 

Up there you can find more than a hundred cottages, many of which were built in the 1840s, a lake that stretches from Connecticut to New York state, and one of the last remaining blast furnaces from Connecticut’s iron age. 

To me and to many others, this place is home. 

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