Vermont: Experience the Green Mountains, Charming Small Towns,
Village Greens, Country Stores, Burlington, the Great Outdoors
Weston Village Store, Weston, Vt.
by Eric Hurwitz. Page updated on 11/30/16
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(Editor's note: Links to Vermont travel articles appear
after this somewhat interesting intro) - There's something special
about Vermont. The classic small villages with tall church steeples,
dramatic but gentle green mountains, pleasing rolling hills,
picturesque village greens and the overall laid back feeling from a
gentler era make Vermont a prime New England vacation destination.
Conservative New England, long-haired hippies, transplanted New Yorkers
looking for a better life, leftist politics, farmers and more
walks-of-life co-exist in this state where almost everywhere you turn
looks like a picture perfect postcard. Diversity may be the way of the
people, but cows still outnumber the human population.
Best known for world-class alpine skiing and its stunning fall foliage,
Vermont is just as good in the spring and summer when the sweet
mountain air, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities and
spectacular winding country drives create instant memories. Of course,
a Ben and Jerry's ice cream is good at any time of the season, as well
as a tour of its revered home facility in Waterbury, Vt.
Burlington is Vermont's biggest city, and it pleases the visitors in
big time ways. Situated on Lake Champlain, some say it looks like a
mini San Francisco. That's debatable, but the bottom line is that
Burlington is a colorful city, especially at Church Street Marketplace
where a four block pedestrian area features hundreds of shops,
restaurants, bars, cafe, galleries, shops and street vendors and
entertainers. The lakefront area is beautiful and also features dining,
a park and a ferry to Port Kent, N.Y. (seasonal).
Communities like Stowe, Woodstock, Dorset and Weston are
extraordinarily beautiful, the types of places you'd expect of Vermont
-- loaded with charm, small-town life, interesting little shops, and
unparalleled New England mountain and rural scenery.
The 360,000 acre Green Mountain National Forest is a scenic gem, where
visitors can take a nice, picturesque drive or for the more
adventurous, hike the 260 mile Long Trail. The Green Mountains and its
surrounding areas are perfect for fishing, hunting, swimming, skiing or
just staying at an upscale or rustic resort.
One visit to Vermont forces one to relax . When it's time to leave, the
first thought, many times, is to return as soon as possible. It's
simply a beautiful state that deserves a visit and many return ones.
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in the mix
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is the ultimate New England mountain town
Vermont mountain vacations at Smugglers' Notch Resort,
something so special about Weston and the Vermont Country Store
great small cities? Try Burlington, beautifully situated on Lake
Falls, a Vermont mill and railroad town, makes a nice comeback
is a one-of-a-kind town
Smallest USA state capitol, big-time fun
the back roads of Vermont in pictures
Putney General Store is a classic Vermont
Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury serves
amazing apple cider
Take the Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory
Tour in Waterbury
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enjoy the Vermont maple sugaring season
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