Fun things to do in Vermont

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    Cruise on the Lake

    by SarahM101 Updated Jun 10, 2014

    I visit Vermont because it's an amazing place. I don't have to write a review on the beauty and magic of Vermont. It's out there. We've all seen it. But my favorite-favorite-favorite thing to do in Vermont is take a cruise on Lake Champlain. It's relaxing and fun and just a great way to experience the natural beauty of the lake and state. The Spirit of Ethan Allen provides a number of great cruises and picnics you can check out. I highly recommend it! http://www.soea.com/

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    Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour

    by Skibbe Written Dec 9, 2013

    Popular with lots of people, if the day we were there was any indication. They show a short film and show you the floor where the work is done from a view above, though there won't be any work going on if you go on a weekend. You also get a free sample at the end of the tour. They have a very entertaining graveyard for all their flavors that didn't make it. Worth the visit if you're in the area or just really love Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

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    Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

    by Skibbe Written Dec 9, 2013

    Very pretty trail near where the poet used to take walks. Many of his poems are posted along the way. It is an easy hike of just over a mile. Great way to enjoy some nature and appreciate Robert Frost.

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    Okemo Ski Area

    by Florida999 Updated Jan 15, 2013

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    Visited Okemo for Christmas 2012 and loved it! Another great ski area in Vermont. We really liked this one because we could ski all of the slope, including all the blacks with no problems. A black at Okemo is about a blue at Stowe. After the blizzard , we had 118 trails to ski on:-)
    My personal favorites : Upper World Cup
    The lifts were not that great, you have to take 2 to get all the way to the top, plus the main one from the bottom that goes to the lodge on top gets very crowded in the afternoon. Also, the green "Mountain Road" slope crosses some of the advanced slopes and you have to fight your way through a gazillion beginners to get to the other side. So, we avoided those slopes mostly. Mountain Road has beautiful scenary but is almost completely flat in areas, so do not do it on a snowboard at all , and be prepared to push a lot on skies if go down that trail.
    Jackson area has a nice black one right down the liftline.

    Okemo
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    Stowe Ski Area

    by Florida999 Updated Jan 14, 2013

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    This must be the best ski area in the Eastern U.S.! Wow! Love it !!

    My favorite slope is Perry Merrill , down from Mount Mansfield. You have to go up with the gondola to get to this. We have been here many times, last year was Christmas of 2011, when there was not a lot of snow. Usually, the snow is pretty good and the slopes are awesome. After a good snowstorm, you could ski here for weeks without using the same slope twice!
    What I noticed was that what is "intermediate" at Stowe, would most likely be "advanced" in other east coast ski areas. Some of the double black diamond slopes where pretty much...cliffs, with exposed rocks and trees in the way.

    Stowe Gondola
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    VERMONT WELCOME CENTER ALBURGH VT

    by LoriPori Written Oct 5, 2012

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    Saturday, September 15, 2012
    We were heading west on U.S. Route #2 in northwest Vermont, when we came across the VERMONT WELCOME CENTER ALBURGH, VT. Visitors here are primarily Canadian, as the border with Canada (Quebec) is very close by. Actually the borders of Vermont - Quebec - New York State are very near to this spot in Alburgh Vt. The center serves as a Gateway for visitors to the Lake Champlain Islands.
    We had already been through the state of Vermont when we were heading east on our Road Trip 2012, but I still found some brochures and information I didn't already have, to use for my scrapbook. The Center also offers Free WiFi and free cup of Green Mountain Coffee.
    The Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 Days a week

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    VISIT ST. JOHNSBURY

    by LoriPori Written Sep 24, 2012

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    September 5, 2012
    After driving through Vermont most of the day, we decided we would stay the night in SAINT JOHNSBURY, located in the northeast corner of Vermont. Also, Interstate 91, US Route 2 and US Route 5 run through it.
    The town is quite nice and when we were there, the "Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival" was going on, so it was quite busy.
    In the mid 19th century, St. Johnsbury became a minor manufacturing center, with the main products being maple syrup and scales - the platform scale was invented there by Thaddeus Fairbanks in 1830. Fairbanks Scales is still doing business here after more that 175 years.

    Points of Interest
    St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
    South Congregational Church
    St. Johnsbury Academy
    Grace United Methodist Church
    Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

    For more information on St. Johnsbury see my pages on this lovely town

    St. Johnsbury House Grace United Methodist Church St. Johnsbury Fire Station St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

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    VISIT THE VERMONT COUNTRY STORE

    by LoriPori Written Sep 23, 2012

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    The VERMONT COUNTRY STORE is a retail and catalog business based in Vermont, with stores in Weston ( the one we visited) and Rockingham.
    Founded in 1946 by Vrest and Mildred Ellen Orton. The store is famous for its specialty as "Purveyors of the Practical & Hard to Find".
    The Vermont Store sells a broad range of specialty and nostalgic items.
    The stores had a lot of very cool stuff but I think a little bit too pricey.

    Vermont Country Store Weston Village Store

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    VISIT BENNINGTON VERMONT

    by LoriPori Written Sep 23, 2012

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    Wednesday, September, 2012
    Located in southwestern Vermont BENNINGTON is nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains.
    Bennington has a rich cultural heritage.
    Points of interest include:
    Old First Church (pic #1)
    Robert Frost Grave
    Covered Bridges
    Bennington Battle Monument (Pic # 2)

    Hans and I really enjoyed our visit to Bennington. So much history here. It was a cloudy day and it rained a bit, esp when we were visiting Old First Church and the Obelisk. It cleared up a bit, but my biggest disappointment was that I did not get to see the covered bridges - all 3 of them. We got on the # 7 highway instead of taking the 7a road. We couldn't turn around, so had to just kept on going. BooHoo!

    Old First Church Bennington Battle Monument Sacred Heart Church Downtown Bennington Downtown Bennington

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    Dog Mountain

    by PupDawg Written Jan 16, 2012

    Whether with your dog or not, plan on a visit to Dog Mountain. Created by renowned artist Stephen Huneck, you can enjoy the 150 acres of private mountain top and visit his art gallery. the Chapel is a place to admire Stephen's artwork and remember those companion animals lost.

    Baxter atop Dog Mountain Baxter inside Dog Chapel Dog Chapel Inside the art gallery Stephen Huneck's art welcomes all
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    Hapgood Pond

    by Osmun79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Hapgood Pond in Peru is one of my fondest memories from childhood. As a Kid, our church would go there for 3 day campouts and swimming, sometimes walking the nature trails around the lake. The place has a changing room, clean bathrooms, swimming (no lifeguard on duty), and you can even take the Rowboats out to row around in. There is some fishing, but your chances of catching anything other then Perch and Sunfish are slim(but the kids will love it).

    Last time I knew, campsites were about $10.00 per site per night,but that was a few years ago. Check with the park office to get the rate. The day use fee is around $4 last I checked, but make sure you ask.

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    • Camping
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    Farms

    by soccergrrl Updated Apr 4, 2011

    It used to be that Vermont had more cows than people . . .
    While that's no longer true, farms -- dairy farms in particular -- still play a large role in Vermont life. All over the state you will see references to saving the small farm, and you can watch for signs stating that restaurants participate with the "Vermont Fresh Network" -- utilizing fresh local products from Vermont farmers.

    Cows at Billings Farm

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    The best place to see the colors of autumn

    by dharmabum222 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    After driving all over the state of Vermont, I find myself returning time and again to Queechee Gorge to take in the sights from Queechee Bridge. Queechee appeals to all of the senses. The bridge can be crowded in fall and I imagine in summer and if you are not in to tourist traps you may want to avoid Queechee village, but if you set off on foot and hike the mild trail to the bottom of the gorge it is remote and will give you the opportunity to take in all that Vermont is in the autumn...a canvas of color, the smell of pine needles and burning wood and crisp air on your face.

    view from Queechee bridge

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    PLYMOUTH NOTCH

    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At Plymouth Notch, the old Coolidge homestead and birthplace can be visited. It was here that Coolidge was awaken in August 1923 to hear of Warren Harding's death in San Franciso. His father, a local judge, swore him in as President in the very early morning hours. Outside the homestead are the graves of the former President, his wife and their boy, whose death marred the latter years of Coolidge's presidency. The setting seems little changed from Coolidge's time except that cars travel a little faster.

    Coolidge Family gravesite at Plymouth Notch
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    • National/State Park
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    Ethan Allen's Home

    by Aaron7 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    You may not know who Ethan Allen was if you aren't from Vermont. He was a Revolutionary War hero and one of Vermont's founding fathers. He was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys who captured Fort Ticonderoga so long ago.

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