The Ultimate Vermont Travel Guide
Vermont: Lush mountains, beautiful fall colors, gorgeous lakes, and yes, the iconic Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory tour, Vermont is a lot of fun! Here is my Vermont travel guide outlining major Vermont attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Vermont travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Vermont, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Vermont attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Vermont Attractions.
History: Vermont was admitted to the union as the 14th state on March 4, 1791. The state got its name and the nickname, the Green Mountain State, from the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, he named the state “Verd Mont” meaning green mountain. Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the US and is also home to the popular Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company.
Geography: Forested Green Mountains mostly cover Vermont. Canada borders Vermont on the north and Massachusetts in the south. On the east, Vermont is bordered by New Hampshire, and on the west, Vermont is bordered by New York.
Flight: Burlington International Airport (BTV), Albany International Airport (ALB), and Rutland State Airport (RUT) are the main airports in Vermont, BTV being the busiest.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could drive to the Green Mountain State, enjoying some beautiful scenery of Vermont’s green mountains.
Train: Amtrak offers a rail service called Vermonter connecting – St. Albans Essex Junction (Burlington) Springfield New York Washington, DC.
Best Places To Visit in Vermont
Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour
Vermont’s iconic ice cream company – Ben & Jerry, needs no introduction, is located in Waterbury. Ben & Jerry’s offers guided factory tours, featuring the company’s history, a peek into their manufacturing process, a hands-on, private ice cream-making lessons and of-course sample of their ice cream. It’s also fun to visit the Flavor Graveyard, this is where they pay tribute to their retired flavors.
Address: 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury, VT 05676, Entrance Fee: Adults: $4, Children: 12 and younger free
Lake Champlain is a natural freshwater lake in North America, stretching across New York, Vermont, and even Quebec, Canada. Lake Champlain is known for its bass fishing, boat tours, hiking trails, camping, and several water recreational activities.
Address: 1 King St, Burlington, VT 05401, Entrance Fee: None
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I hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Vermont Travel Guide, and hope it will help you plan your trip to Vermont. I loved the Ben & Jerry’s factory tour, and the flavor graveyard was a lot of fun!
Happy feeding your soul!