Unique Places in Vermont

  • Bravely standing on the haunted bridge
    Bravely standing on the haunted bridge
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  • Emily's haunted bridge in Stowe, VT
    Emily's haunted bridge in Stowe, VT
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    This is only the beginning
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    Mad River Glen - for skiing,...

    by nuker Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Mad River Glen - for skiing, hiking, and snoshoeing.

    This mountain has a summit of 3,600' and is never crowded. Mad River is located on route 17 in Central Vermont on the General Stark Mountain.

    In the summer, you can take the chairlift up to the top of the mountain and hike around. Just be careful going up the Appalachian Gap to get there. Very tricky road with hairpin turns that wind up the mountain.

    People also sell Maple Syrup there as well!

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    One great thing about Vermont...

    by nuker Written Sep 7, 2002

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    One great thing about Vermont is the fantastic antiques you can find at many locations. Just be careful not to pay too much for somebody else'd junk. Something to remember while looking at antiques is: Because it is old, does not mean it is worth a lot of money. Try to find smaller roads or less touristy places to find antiques. (Believe me, they do exist!)

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    Going out from Burlington, you...

    by vela_candela Updated Sep 2, 2002

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    Going out from Burlington, you can visit a Museum - I don't remember the name- but it has all the important buildings in the history of that state... so, it's quite noticeable and famous there.... Some of the buildings are 'replicas'', and some other are the original building moved from their place.... Good thing... From Vermont you can easily travel by car to Boston in a day and spend a weekend there... and quite short travel is to visit Montreal: you can do a one day visit (I certainly recommend more..) but it's possible to do it all in one!

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  • Kent Pond,on route 100, close...

    by Merry1 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Kent Pond,on route 100, close to Killington Ski area, to kayak, canoe, or meditate. Nearby hiking, picnicing and camping. {Stay on this road to access rt.89, which will take you to Ben&Jerry's and Burlington}. Very peaceful and scenic.There is also another smaller pond just up the road. A guy regularly hangs out at Kent Pond to rent kayaks.The fishing is good. the last time we were there, we saw a pair of nesting loons and a great blue heron. Don't forget bread for the ducks!

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  • Get a map and travel the dirt...

    by guidry Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Get a map and travel the dirt roads in the summertime for a taste of real Vermont. Ferry rides across the lake are also great. Burlington lakefront has bikepath, restaurants and shopping. To the north is the Lake Champlain islands that are beautiful.

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    You can visit the Simon Pearce...

    by pipsqueak Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You can visit the Simon Pearce Crystal in Queechee, VT. There is a balcony that allows you to view the crystal being made in the studio. The glass-blowing process is very interesting.
    They have two different stores on premises, one has some of the 'seconds' which are a lot less expensive than the perfect crystal pieces if you want to buy something to commemorate your visit.

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    It sounds a little morbid, but...

    by pipsqueak Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It sounds a little morbid, but a visit to the Hope Cemetery in Barre, VT will amaze you. It was established in 1895, and contains some of the finest examples of granite craftmanship you will ever see. The granite is quarried nearby, and is reknowned throughout the world for its ability to resist weathering. There are memorials in the shape of easy chairs, tree stumps and huge greek pillars, plus many other fanciful designs. There is a pamphlet to guide you through to the cemetery available at the front gate. You can easily spend an hour or more here. Barre is just east of Montpelier on highway 302.

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    Take time to view the little...

    by jtb2inky Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Take time to view the little white churches and covered bridges scattered throughout the state. It is very easy to drive right by these beautiful sites and not appreciate them for what they are. There are very few places left in the country where you can see one little town right after the other with the little white church and the covered bridge taking you into town.

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    I couldn't find Vergennes on...

    by oneonta_ni Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I couldn't find Vergennes on this site so I am just adding it here because I thought it was worth a stop! It is a tiny town near Lake Champlain and south of Shelburne. There was a huge shop there called Kennedy Brothers. It was originally a creamery but is now a gift and antique shop. If you like gifts and antiques, allow plenty of time to see this as it is huge! There is one floor of antiques that I nearly ran through just to see it all. There was everything from newish collectibles to primitives, glassware, furniture, etc. They also sell homemade fudge and have a small cafe. The town itself is mostly late 18th and early 19th century architecture and was very quaint.

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    Kilgore Trout can be found in Montgomery Vt.

    by RSRaz Written Nov 25, 2004

    The Trout River Traders used to be named Kilgore Trout in honor of the local literary history.

    Also it a good place to stop and have a meal.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Acres of Flowers

    by doolemma Written Aug 23, 2003

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    On the back road from Okemo to Ascutney (SR 131) we came across this beautiful field of flowers. On a higher location there was parked one camping trailer and this was his view for the summer.

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    Go to Magic Hat for a cool...

    by richiecdisc Written Sep 11, 2002

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    Go to Magic Hat for a cool bewery tour and all the free beer you can drink in moderation. It's in Burlington.

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    THE HIGHEST POINT IS MT....

    by marko727 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    THE HIGHEST POINT IS MT. MANSFIELD...ELEVATION 4393 FEET...RANKED 26TH...TAKE GONDOLA LIFT...THEN HIKE TO TOP...3.8 MILES.

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