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Tourist Hotspots

Sure, tons of people head up to Sugarbush in the winter for some of the best skiing & riding in the east.  But that's just a small part of what our little part of the country can offer.  People come see us all year round, and there's a ton to do!  Tour a historic farm, visit an art gallery or sample some world famous ice cream; there's something that's worth seeing every day of the year!

Historic Waitsfield Village

A mellow, rustic enclave of galleries, restaurants, & chic boutiques, local artists, artisan food, a funky museum, the oldest covered bridge in Vermont, big-time local charm, a river that runs up, cool locals, and a vibrant, scenic village center.
 
Centered at the intersection of Route 100 and Bridge Street, Historic Waitsfield Village offers a true slice of Vermont set into the original, historic buildings of the town. You'll find many hidden gems tucked into the village including wonderful, chef-owned spots for eating in or taking away, exceptional, unique wares created by local artisans (often right in their shops), nifty places to suss out that ideal fashion item or expert athletic gear, the perfect bottle of wine or your next vacation home, and a broad selection of services and offerings for most any need. Come on down and enjoy the warm, friendly heart and local soul that is woven into this valley. 
 
Visit Historic Waitsfield Village
 

Ben & Jerry's

Ben and Jerry'sSince the late '70s, Ben & Jerry's has been a Vermont institution. Made famous for its wide spectrum of inventive flavors (everything from Chubby Hubby to Chunky Monkey), Ben & Jerry's has also become famous for their committment to peace, to the environment and to other important global issues. Sugarbush is happy to share central Vermont with a great company like Ben & Jerry's. With their factory located in nearby Waterbury, Ben & Jerry's offers tours and fun events almost every day!

Visit Ben & Jerry's


Shelburne Farms

Shelburn FarmsShelburne Farms is a membership-supported, nonprofit environmental education center and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic. Schoolchildren, adults, educators and families come here to learn, while casual visitors may enjoy the walking trails, children’s farmyard, inn, restaurant, property tours and special events. The farm serves as an educational resource by practicing rural land use that is environmentally, economically and culturally sustainable.

Shelburne Farms was created in 1886 by William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb as a model agricultural estate. In 1972, it was founded as an educational nonprofit. Our nearly 400 acres of sustainably managed woodlands received Green Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council in 1998. Our grass-based dairy supports a herd of 125 purebred, registered Brown Swiss cows. Their milk is transformed into our award-winning farmhouse cheddar cheese right here on the property.

Visit Shelburne Farms


Montpelier

MontpelierMontpelier is located in a picturesque valley along the Winooski River in Central Vermont. As the nation's smallest state capital, Montpelier's intimate size, historic neighborhoods, and diverse community make it a wonderful city in which to visit, live, and do business.

While best known as Vermont's capital city, Montpelier is also known for its many institutions of higher learning, its national insurance company headquarters, its historic and architectural riches, its location in the heart of Vermont ski country, and its being a great place to just be.

This site is a great place to begin to explore Montpelier's history, setting, culture, and opportunities--whether you've lived here for generations, are looking to grow a business, or are just passing through.

Visit the City of Montpelier


Burlington/Lake Champlain

Lake ChamplainDiscover Vermont's quintessential charm and unparalleled vitality! Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, the Greater Burlington Area offers its guests diverse cultural activities, mountain views, back country roads, world-class food, fantastic nightlife, superior shopping and a host of outdoor recreational activities in all four seasons.

Entrepreneurial spirit and an educational tradition run deep in the Champlain Valley. It is a region filled with history, culture and natural beauty. There is always something to do, whether it's enjoying a late lunch on Church Street's pedestrian marketplace, taking a stroll along the trails of historic Shelburne Farms or enjoying a Vermont Lake Monsters baseball game on a warm summer evening. Factory tours are a fun way to spend the day, as our famous Vermont companies create chocolate, teddy bears, ice cream, snowboards and more.

If you love the great outdoors, you'll be inspired by the beauty of our lakes, mountains, rivers and forests. Hiking, skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, water sports, wildlife watching, ice climbing - the possibilities for outdoor recreation are endless!

Visit Burlington & Lake Champlain

 
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