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  • Saint Johnsbury

    Saint Johnsbury is the county seat of Caledonia County and, with about 7,000 inhabitants, is the largest town and commercial center of the Northeast Kingdom, an area made up of the three northeasternmost counties of Vermont: Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans. There are several interesting things to see and do in Saint Johnsbury, including Maple Grove...

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  • Peacham

    During my years in Vermont, I lived in Peacham, a quaint village nestled in the isolated hills of the Northeast Kingdom. At that time, Peacham only had about 400 residents, but nowadays the population has increased to around 665. Peacham was founded in 1776, when New Hampshire governor Benning Wentworth chartered only three towns in what is now...

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  • State Capitol Building

    Drove by and took this picture at Vermont State House at the state capital of Montpelier. Montpelier, population of over 8,000 only was chartered in 1781 and named after the French town of Montpellier.This beautiful Capitol building with the Federal style classic Greek doric columns was built in 1859 after a fire engulfed the previous building....

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  • divisions within the state

    Fourteen counties divide the state up into equal political chunks; these groups each are independent of one another and generally do not have more than local interests.The first county was created in 1777 and the last in 1835.The county seat is referred to as the "shire town" (don't go looking for hobbits there though because the name comes from...

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  • Long Trail Brewskis

    Once again JP tried getting local. I wasn't able to actually take a hike while in Vermont this time around so I decided the next best thing was to taste the liquids of the land. Why buy budweiser crap liquid when theres delicious liquids flowing everywhere. Vermont has a very German feel to it, the street signs, the cottages and yes the beerskis. I...

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  • Grafton

    According to 'USA Today' (which, by the way, recently did a feature about Virtual Tourist), their May 18th, 2003 edition selected Grafton as the sixth most beautiful place in America.In my own opinion,Grafton certainly is one of the prettiest villages in Vermont. Many of its beautiful old buildings have been lovingly restored by its residents and...

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  • Grafton

    We had not intended to visit Grafton, nor had we even found it on our travel map. It was actually located some way inside of our marked route, from Windsor, then west of the Green Mountains, on Route 100, and back into New Hampshire at Bellows Falls.We thought that we might be off our actual chosen route, and stopped to ask someone where exactly we...

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  • Jamaica

    Situated on Highways 30/100, the small town of Jamaica is rather non-descript. There isn't a great deal here, a few shops selling antiques, a coffee house with no rest room, and a few other places. However, it was nice to just stop for a short break and have a coffee and a muffin (or whatever it was we ate). Even in early October, it was still...

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  • More Fall Foliage

    Unfortunately for us, we were a little early with our tour of New England. Another week would have seen the magnificent Fall colours at their best. We knew there had been snow on Mount Washington (New Hampshire) and thought that the colours might be a little more vibrant in Vermont, than they were in Maine. We weren't disappointed!The journey from...

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  • Lake Rescue

    Heading now due south along Highway 100, we passed the beautiful lake Rescue. between Tyson and Ludlow. With the beautiful early Fall colours it was really rather inviting. I wondered why it was called 'Rescue'?

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  • Plymouth

    We came here to Plymouth, Vermont, in trial rather than by error! This was the final day of our vacation before the drive back to Boston for the flight home. We had intended to visit Windsor, VT, but the route afterwards was not planned, and would be dependent on our valuable time. However, there was time to head towards the Green Mountains by way...

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  • Windsor

    The town of Windsor is located in southeast Vermont, on the Connecticut River. It has a population of about 5,000. First chartered in 1`761 by Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire, settled in 1764, and rechartered in 1772 by New York Colony. The convenition that adopted a consitution and organised Vermont as an independent state (under that...

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  • Covered Bridge from Cornish, NH to...

    Having made a little error in our navigation whilst in New Hampshire, we went rather too far south, and spent the night in a not so nice Motel in Concord. We should have cut across country from the White Mountains, and headed towards (say)Lebanon, but it was getting late, and we were anxious to find a room before it got too dark. So, in the...

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  • A Whistle-stop Tour of Vermont (Part)

    The first white man known to have entered the area that is now Vermont was Samuel de Champlain, who, after beginning the colonization of Quebec, journeyed south with a Huron war party in 1609 to the beautiful lake to which he gave his name. In 1666 the French built a fort on the Isle la Motte in Lake Champlain. However, this and later French...

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  • Plan to visit Vermont during...

    Plan to visit Vermont during peak fall foliage. I'm sure it's beautiful at other times of year as well, and probably a lot less crowded, but the beautiful color of the leaves at this time of year is really special. Kris and I have been friends for a long time. She was an ex-girlfriend's best friend and managed to stay close to both of us through...

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  • Grafton--Small but very memorable

    Travelling throughout the state and finding small but memorable towns, lakes, and general views.Why is it that the grass is alway better on the other side of the fence???

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  • A website for more info

    I can't say there's one particular thing I love about Vermont...it's a different world from where I live, more relaxed and laid back. Check this website for more information on things to do and see. www.vermont.com The mountains, I love mountains!

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  • Green with envy if you're going here

    Vermont was named for the thing that endures most in your memory when you leave - green mountains. The half million population of Vermont enjoy life in one of the most pleasant states I have visited. It does not have brash and bustling cities, or a single beach - just endless verdant pasture, lowlands, hills, lakes and charm. It is true that some...

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  • Visit with the Locals

    I borrowed Clara Reed from Vermont's site. Vermont was a very comfortable place to visit, when venturing out in the evening we were never uncomfortable about driving in any part of the City of Burlington. The highways (they call turnpikes) are perfectly maintained, even the country roads are well cared for. I will miss seeing the beautiful autumn...

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  • Great nature scenes

    In years past I drove through Vermont on my way to the sea shore at Wells Beach in Maine nearly every week-end in the summer months. We left our tent and camping equipment installed and would leave Montreal Fri. at 5pm. and arrive at our camp site around 11pm. This was not bad on long week-ends but just for a Sat. and Sun. it was rough. We did it...

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  • Try to go to Vermont in autumn...

    Try to go to Vermont in autumn as it is the most beautiful time !!! Foliage is wonderful, going from yellow to dark red. Generally speaking, Vermont (especially the northern part) is a very beautiful to go, with hilly sceneries, forests and uncrowded places.LAKE CHAMBLAIN area wasn't as great as I was expecting. BURLINGTON the largest city in the...

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  • Spend time exploring all the...

    Spend time exploring all the unique and beautiful towns, villages and mountains that are there. Who knows...you might be pleasantly surprised to find yourself crossing a stream or small river on a covered bridge. The spectacular views of the mountains and the peaceful presence of the covered bridges snuggled into the villages and towns of Vermont.

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  • farmgirl_jb's General Tip

    WE really just enjoyed driving around and looking at the beautiful scenery. My dh is a workaholic and doesn't enjoy our yearly vacations as much as I do, but he did enjoy this one. Planning on returning 2002.

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  • TeDMe's General Tip

    Soaring in VermontThe most fun I had in Vermont was soaring from Sugarbush mountain. There is some unique set up in this mountain that creates a strong current on windy days when all is just about perfect. It is called 'The Wave' A sail plane pilot dream come true. All you have to do is line your self up with the current point your nose down......

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  • I love the mountain part as...

    I love the mountain part as you come down from Burlington. Take the small roads, you can try the one that goes to Mad River it goes over Sugarbush Mountain, my magical mountain. Traffic may be slow as the road is narrow and it winds up and down the mountain. It is a perfect place for a Motorcycle drive ... if you really know how to drive one :) ...

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  • Vermont also has more than 100...

    Vermont also has more than 100 covered bridges. The 1820 Pulp Mill Bridge in Middlebury is the oldest in the state.

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  • Most of Vermont's towns and...

    Most of Vermont's towns and villages have historically and architecturally significant buildings like the Hyde Log Cabin of Grand Isle which was built in 1783.

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  • Visit the Lake in fall... for...

    Visit the Lake in fall... for a latin like me is quite incredible to see a lake with medium-high waves!!! Amazing and sweet The people of Vermont is very sweet and open to help you whenever you need, starry nights in fall makes it a delicious plan in a quite night with close friends...

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  • Visit Quechee. It is just a...

    Visit Quechee. It is just a small town we came across. We were on our way to Lake Placid (came from Kittery in Main). Didn't want to follow the High way further so just got off somewhere. We came in this place called Quechee. It is very beautifull, a really nice place to stay the night and have a look around. It is just a lovely small village. We...

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  • See the 'Northeast Kingdom,'...

    See the 'Northeast Kingdom,' the most rural, undeveloped part of a very rural state. The mountains are beautiful! There's a unique library/cultural center that straddles the US/Canada border in Darby Line. There are some lovely covered bridges around Montgomery Center.

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  • See it in the Fall! Typical...

    See it in the Fall! Typical homestead near Woodstock. Woodstock is filled with artists and craftspeople. It is also voted Americas most beautiful small town!

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  • Anywhere in Vermont. Barre,...

    Anywhere in Vermont. Barre, the Granite City of the World; Barre and the granite quarries; also has Hope Cemetary, which has the most beautiful granite art. There is so much to see I can't begin to describe it. Too many to count...

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  • Like Colorado, Vermont is an...

    Like Colorado, Vermont is an ideal vacation spot in both the summer and winter. Whether you want to hike up the mountains, or down the slopes, Vermont has it all. Here, Jackie and I rest on a part of the Long Trail.

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  • Catch a sunset on Lake...

    Catch a sunset on Lake Champlain from the waterfront in Burlington, Vermont. Burlington has around 100,000 people and is the biggest city in Vermont. It has a nice village square and is an excellent place to shop, dine and generally spend time.

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  • Go to Stowe, Vermont. Anytime...

    Go to Stowe, Vermont. Anytime of year this little resort town rocks. And, on the drive in from the Interstate through Waterbury, stop at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, the Ben and Jerry's factory (free taste tests!), and the Green Mountain Coffee store.

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  • Vermont is a very Natural...

    Vermont is a very Natural state. I believe, and my last visit seems to have assured me as such, that billboards are not allowed. With acres of wilderness, it's one of the most relaxing places I've ever visited.

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  • You must come to Vermont...

    You must come to Vermont during the first two weeks of October at least once in your life. The fall foliage is in full bloom at this time, and the views are incredible. Too many to recall in one paragraph.

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  • take a car ride during the...

    take a car ride during the fall and see all the beautiful leaves. If you come in the winter you must go skiing or snowboarding. The best thing about Vermont is the beautiful leaves and the autumn nights. The taste of a crisp red apple when you first bite into it. The splendid mountains and all the magnificent farm land.

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  • Eat at the Skunk Hollow...

    Eat at the Skunk Hollow Tavern, off Route 12, which is off of Route 4 The scenery, the quiet, and a cool restaurant near Taftville....the Skunk Hollow Tavern!

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  • Fantastic rolling green hills,...

    Fantastic rolling green hills, just beautiful countryside for hikers, little shops and inns everywhere. Quechee Gorge was a great stop, with a little wine tasting shop nearby with all varieties of local fare.

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  • We have taken our two sons...

    We have taken our two sons sking in Vermont and it is beautiful in the winter, and pretty cold but is is worth the visit, driving thru the winter, the view and coming from a tropical country being there in the winter. We expect to go back soon.

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