The Best Villages to Visit in Vermont

Vermont is such an amazingly beautiful state with the Green Mountains, Champlain Lake and thousands of stunning vistas that provide beauty and outdoor activities that make the state onw of the most visited regions in Northeast. The state is divided into three major areas:

1.    Northern Vermont which offers the best outdoor opportunitiesfor snow sports with the Green Mountains. The state’s largest city in terms of population is here in the northern part.

2.    Montpelier, the state capital, as well as other historic downtowns which include Randolph, Middlebury, White River Junction, Woodstock, Rutland, Vergennes, and Brandon all form part of Central Vermont.

3.    Some of the most scenic surroundings and lively communities are in Southern Vermont. This includes Arlington, Newfane, Bellow Falls, Manchester, Brattleboro, and Bennington.

Considered a laid back state, Vermont has been tagged as one of the best destinations in the country if you want to really relax and unwind. Some of the most interesting Vermont villages to visit are Chester, Woodstock, and Ludlow, and they embody the calming aura of the entire state. For example, Woodstock has some of the prettiest and most well-preserved 19th century structures, homes, churches, and other buildings. This old-money town boasts of a woodland and gracious village greens that feast your eyes. Montpelier, the capital, moves at a slow relaxed pace, allowing its citizens time to relax and contemplate. However, Montpelier is considered more sophisticated with art house films, fine and quaint bookshops, and a culinary school. Montpelier is both intimate and engaging and many report even bumping into the mayor or even the governor while strolling around town.

Try visiting Grafton, a once-dilapidated town which was recently restored including electric lines  buried underground in order to bring the town back to its pristine beginnings. In Norwich  the Montshire Museum of Science is popular and kids . Kids enjoy the museum’s hands-on activities about nature and space. Families enjoy the museum grounds for picnics and walks. Being well-known as the largest producer of maple syrup, Vermontoffers the Maple Museum in one of its loveliest towns, Pittsford, the biggest maple syrup producer. Here you will learn how maple syrup products are extracted and packed.  Another notable museum to visit is located in the town of Vergennes, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. For those who enjoy water sports, the town of Burlington  is the favored summer spot. Burlington also boasts of an active shopping scene and an exciting night life.



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