Vermont is a clean, environmentally aware, and a wonderful place to live, grow your business, retire, or raise your family. Our low crime rate and high quality of life provide amble opportunities for people of all ages.
Vermont is more than quality products and picturesque views. The state is a curious mix of people, cultures and lifestyles, united by the ever-changing natural beauty that surrounds us.
From the shores of Lake Champlain in the west to New England's mighty Connecticut River in the east, Vermont is neatly tucked in the mountains and valleys of central New England - the only New England state that does not meet the Atlantic Ocean.
With ten or more distinct regions - Vermont has much to offer.
Lake Champlain & The Islands
A region of almost tropical beauty - this area features sandy beaches, apple orchards and frontage of Lake Champlain. <more>
The Northeast Kingdom
Vermont's rural playland. Where time moves slow, and change comes gradually. This was a region of farmers and woodsmen. This area is called by many "the real Vermont" for it's natural beauty, mountains, and lakes. <more>
Addison county is alive and vibrant. The growing city of Middlebury is here. Middlebury College and Vermont's Route 7. <more>
North Central Vermont
The Stowe - Waterbury area is world famous for hospitality and scenic splendor. Stowe Mountain Resorts, Trapp Family Lodge, Topnotch Resort, Snowflake Resort, Golden Eagle Resort and many others have contributed to the fine reputation of this fabulous region. Just north of Stowe is Jeffersonville and the family-friendly Smugglers' Notch Resort. <more>
The Mad River Valley
Not to be missed - the Mad River Valley is one of Vermont's true treasures. Just a few dozen miles from Burlington the Valley is known for outdoor adventure, awesome hiking, skiing, and biking trails, wildlife and nightlife. <more>
Killington - Rutland
When it comes to Vermont ski areas... Killington is number one. With more skiers and more skiing trails Killington mean winter fun. Killington Mountain is actually a series of seven peaks and they are all inter-connected. Great local golf courses, lakes, tennis facilities, lodges, inns, condos, and resorts combine to make the Killington - Rutland region is popular four season Vermont vacation destination. <more>
Okemo - Ludlow
Okemo Mountain Resort and the great skiing and golfing at this resort has brought growth and new visitors to this Vermont region. Ludlow sits in a valley - with beautiful lakes to the north and Okemo mountain to the west. Downtown Ludlow features antique stores, local merchants, real estate agents and restaurants.
Manchester & The Mountains
This is area near majestic Mt. Equinox - the site of the Mt. Equinox Auto Road, the Mt. Equinox Hotel and the famous Battenkill River, Gleneagles Country Club and the Green Mountain National Forest. Skiing and snowsports at Stratton Mountain, Bromley and Magic Mountain.
Woodstock - Quechee - White River Jct.
This is a well-known Vermont destination area. Woodstock Village and the historic Woodstock Inn and Billings Farm attract thousands of visitors annually. Vermont's version of the Grand Canyon is Quechee Gorge. The Gorge, nearby Quechee Village and VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) contribute to the popularity of this region. Early visitors took the train to White River Junction - still a railway stop for Amtrak.
The southwestern corner of Vermont is where it all began - Vermont history that is. This is where Vermont's founding fathers planned their independence History is rich here. See the Bennington Monument, The site of the Catamount Tavern, the cemetery of Vermont's Green Mountain Boys. The paintings of Grandma Moses and old Bennington Pottery and colonial glass make a visit to the Bennington Museum a must.
The Mt. Snow Region
The Deerfield Valley is region of south central Vermont that is located along scenic Route 100. The popular Mt. Snow resort and the "Valley of the Inns" attracts thousand to this region due to the fantastic collection of country inns, restaurants, and resorts. Mt. Snow ski area offers year round outdoor activities and there are some fine public golf courses nearby.
Brattleboro & Southern Vermont
Sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Vermont" - Brattleboro is a small but interesting city with downtown stores that offer everything from antiques to used cds. It's always a fun walking tour - park downtown and stroll the shops. You'll also find some great coffee shops, cool bookstores, musical instrument dealers, and the famous Sam's - a long-time downtown Brattleboro variety / department store. Downtown Brattleboro also has a well-known natural foods store and deli - the Brattleboro Food Co-op and The Common Ground - a longtime natural foods restaurant are just two more reasons to pull off of I-91 and visit William Brattle's old stomping ground.