Think of Vermont and images of small churches, town meetings and covered bridges come to mind. And you’re right. And you’re also right that dairy products are one of the main things it’s known for, along with its Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and being the leading producer of maple sugar. What could be more pastoral?
Tourism plays a large part in Vermont life, and is it any wonder? Skiers, fishermen and ice fishermen flock to its mountains and lakes. It also has a large summer camp draw.
Some of the more known ski resorts are Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers’ Notch, Stratton and Mount Snow and Killington, to name a few. And, in the summer when the heat is mild, some of the favorite spots are Stowe, Manchester, Wilmington, Quechee and Woodstock.
And no trip to Vermont would be complete without visiting it in the fall, when the hills are truly afire with brilliant colors, and apple fairs and pumpkin contests abound. One of the most beautiful sights in the world, fall in Vermont is not to be missed. The ski resort areas are beautiful this time of year, as is all of the state.
To enjoy these beautiful surroundings, try the Sojourn Bike Tours and Active Vacations in Charlotte, or the Lake Champlain Ferries or even the Gentle Giants Sleigh and Carriage Rides in Stowe for a charming outing.
It’s a small state, but there’s still plenty to do. If you want a break from the out of doors, try the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, full of wonderful folk art. Hildene is a historic home built by Robert Todd Lincoln with gardens and polo matches in the summer.. The Bennington Museum and the Montshire Museum of Science are other good indoor ideas. And the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, the Bennington Battle Monument and Pres. Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site all offer even more outings.
In any season, for any reason, Vermont offers everyone a chance to slow down, relax and thrill to a quaint life almost gone by.