Vermont Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Vermont

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For the tourists who love the water and want to spend time on one of the most beautiful lakes in New England, Lake Champlain borders New York and Vermont, is located in the magnificent Champlain Valley, and is one of the best recreational areas in Adirondack Park. Plattsburgh, New York, borders the lake to the western side, and Burlington, Vermont, is a lovely town on the eastern side of the lake, both offering great shopping and dining opportunities. This lake is ved by a number of rivers in both Vermont and New York as well as from the La Chute River which flows out of Lake George.

There are many activities for the entire family at Lake Champlain, and includes some of these great choices:

- Of course the most popular activity is looking for Champy, the famous lake monster that supposedly resides in this lake – so keep an eye out for Nessy's first cousin because more than 300 sightings have been reported, and there's always the possibility of getting the first real live photograph or video.

- Fishermen will have a great time fishing for Atlantic Salmon in this beautiful lake, along with trout, pike, and bass... read more arrow
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Jay peak is a mountain situated 8 km towards the south of US – Canada border, in Jay and Westfield, Orleans County, Vermont. Jay Peak is named after the town of Jay. The place is known for ski activities that attract tourism. It was Walter Foeger, an Austrian racer, who had trained the Spanish Ski team. He named his technique as "Natur Teknik" (natural technique), that emphasized on parallel skiing.

The place offers 24 tree – skiing areas, or Glades, that occupy an area of around 100 acres trimmed from vegetation area. The mountain is situated on the break point of the Missisquoi river, which thereby falls into lake Champlain, then into Canada's Richelieu River towards the Saint Lawrence River, and finally into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The mountain is surrounded by Jay Brook and Trout River on the south and west respectively.

Jay Peak is the mountain with largest annual snowfall... read more arrow
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Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont, US, gives the impression of an elongated human profile which is conspicuously featured with regards to forehead, nose, lips, chin, and Adam's apple; the chin being the highest point when viewed from the east. Mount Mansfield covers an approximate area of 200 acres (81 ha). It is situated at the highest point in the town of Underhill, the highest peak being at 4,395 ft. above the sea level.

The place is named after the town of Mansfield, Vermont, where the mountain was located. Mount Mansfield is popular for its commercial and frivolous purposes. "The Nose" of the human profile is used as transmitting tower for regional radio and TV stations. Also, the place is famous for adventurous activities like skiing and hiking. Most of the tourists, to add adventure to their trips, take the toll road from Stowe Base Lodge to "The Nose" and go hiking all the way towards "The Chin".

The mountain constitutes numerous cross country ski trails at its lower slopes... read more arrow
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The Trapp Family Lodge is a three-and-a-half star resort situated in Vermont, covering an area of 2,400 acre. The lodge is owned and controlled by Sam von Trapp and his father Johannes von Trapp. The lodge initially came into existence in 1950 which constituted twenty seven rooms. This lodge was ruined in a fire accident on December 20, 1980. This lodge was re-opened in 1983 with a consistency of 93 rooms. By this time, 32 family members held the shares of lodge which were bought by Johannes von Trapp in 1994 and made an addition of 23 rooms and 100 guesthouses.

The lodge is a wonderful place to stay if you have planned to spend your vacations in Vermont. The lodge offers numerous attractive facilities that can add grooming to your vacations. These services include a mountain biking trail, gym, tennis courts, and toboggan rides. Also, the lodge constitutes an integrated restaurant, and way in to skiing, and maple sugaring... read more arrow
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The American Precision Museum is the house of storing machine tools which are historically significant for the nation. The museum is situated in Windsor, Vermont and was founded in 1966 by Edwin Albert Battison. Previously, the Robins and Lawrence used to live in the building of the museum. The museum contains historical machines, especially from the American civil war. Also, the museum contains several timeless guns and rifles. The machinery on display includes gadgets that were used to produce metal parts and gear for other machines.

The building is a unique example of mid 19th century industrial architecture of New England. It is a three and a half storey building with dimensions – 140ft in length and 45 ft in width. The building is made of handmade brick. The roof of the building is topped with an open hexagonal wooden cupola. It is a structurally sound and a good condition building... read more arrow
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Church Street Marketplace – a hub of activity, a storehouse of historical architecture, festivals all year-round, dining places, a shopper's stop and much more. The Church Street Marketplace is a shopping mall with around 86 storefronts situated in Burlington, Vermont. The mall is run by the Marketplace Commission.

The marketplace occupies a total area of 289,156 square feet. The mall is situated at the heart of the city and you can experience festivity throughout the year. Also, a forum for visual arts is provided through events like the South End Art Shop, and public galleries like The Firehouse Gallery and Pine Street Art Works.

Something that can be seen throughout the summers at the marketplace is street entertainers and outdoor vendors. The mall constitutes shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, outdoor cafes. It is the best place to experience "people watch" around the year. The best time to visit the mall is the Christmas time when all the street trees are lit and also, a giant lit tree is standing at the head of Church Street... read more arrow
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Some of the most spectacular places to visit with the fall colors is in Vermont, and Smugglers' Notch is one of these remarkably beautiful places, although not just in the fall – it's beautiful year around. Nestled in Sterling Mountain, this area is a slender gash in the mountains that, according to legend was frequently used by smugglers. In addition to Sterling Mountain, Madonna and Morse Mountains also help to form this gap. It's most famous though for it's wonderful skiing and it was actually formed as an area in 1956 with an elevation of 1030 feet has 78 ski runs, eight lifts, and averages 288 inches of snowfall each year, delighting skiers.

There are a variety of things to do in this Smugglers' Notch area, including:

• During the winter months, the skiers will find this area to be an absolute heaven with plenty of ski runs including six double black diamond, 25 black diamond, 50 intermediate, and 19 that are for the novices and easy, and eight chair lift makes it easy to reach... read more arrow
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* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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