Vermont Bucket List ~ Southern Region

Last segment in the Vermont Bucket List series before we move on to Maine! This is a shorter list as we get down to the “narrower” part of the state.

Bennington

  • Bennington Battle Monument State Historic Site: Stone obelisk marks site of a Revolutionary War battle.
  • Woodford State Park: Highest elevated campground in the state located in the Green Mountains.

Brattleboro

  • Fort Dummer State Park: Site of first permanent European settlement in Vermont.

Jamaica

  • Jamaica State Park: Hike along the shores of the West River.
  • Pike Falls: Secluded waterfall and swimming area.

Manchester

  • Museum of American Fly Fishing: Museum dedicated to the sport of fly fishing and its history.
  • Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home: Summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln.
  • Museum of the Creative Process: Museum dedicated to artwork and its use in solving conflict.

Shaftsbury

  • Robert Frost Stone House Museum: Family home of famed poet, Robert Frost.

Townshend

  • Townshend State Park: Park located at the base of Bald Mountain in a wooded area.

Wilmington

  • Molly Stark State Park: Park named for the famous wife of a Revolutionary War general.

All attractions found in the Vermont 2020 Summer/Fall Vacation Guide.

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Vermont Bucket List ~ Central Region

Heading to the middle of Vermont today. This will be the final bucket list post for a bit as we take a trip of our own next week to Kansas City and will have things to report on when we return!

Addison

  • Chminey Point State-Owned Historic Site: Historic site located along a peninsula that juts into Lake Champlain.

Bristol

  • Bartlett Falls: Small block waterfall with a swimming hole.

Cabot

  • Cabot Creamery Visitors Center: Come taste this famous Vermont cheddar cheese.

Duxbury

  • Camel’s Hump State Park: Enjoy several hiking trails around this mountain.

Ferrisburgh

  • Button Bay State Park: Park located on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Granville

  • Moss Glen Falls: Beautiful waterfall just off the road.

Groton

  • Kettle Pond State Park: Camp in this wooded area with trails near the pond.

Hubbardton

  • Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site: Site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely on Vermont soil.

Killington

  • Gifford Woods State Park: Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail in this park.

Montpelier

  • Vermont Statehouse: Tour the seat of Vermont’s government.

Norwich

  • Montshire Museum of Science: Hands on science museum with over 100 exhibits.

Orwell

  • Mount Independence State Historic Site: Played a major role in the Revolutionary War.

Pittsford

  • New England Maple Museum: Explore the world of maple syrup.

Plymouth

  • Coolidge State Park: Enjoy sweeping mountain valley views from this park.
  • President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site: Visit the childhood home of President Calvin Coolidge.

Proctor

  • Vermont Marble Museum: Explore the history of this marble stone factory.

Quechee

  • Quechee State Park: Beautiful park that looks over a gorge area.
  • VINS Nature Center: Take in their fun forest canopy walk.

South Royalton

  • Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Historic Site: Birthplace of the founder of the Mormon faith.

Vergennes

  • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum: Learn the history of Lake Champlain.

Waitsfield

  • Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design: Explores how the industrial worlds as evolved over time.

Warren

  • Warren Falls: Short path leads to step falls.

Waterbury

  • Ben and Jerry’s Factory: Explore the history of this famous ice cream brand.

Weathersfield

  • Wilgus State Park: Hike the Pinnacle Trail along the Connecticut River.

Windsor

  • American Precision Museum: Birthplace of the precision tool industry.
  • Mount Ascutney State Park: One of Vermont’s first state parks, this park offers sweeping mountain views.
  • Old Constitution House State Historic Site: Birthplace of the Republic of Vermont and the state constitution.

Woodbury

  • Blake Falls: Gorgeous waterfall off of a reservoir.

All attractions found in the 2020 Vermont Summer/Fall Vacation Guide.

Vermont Bucket List ~ Northern Region

Today we begin exploring Vermont! Vermont has just three regions as it is a smaller state, but is filled with many state parks and waterfalls!

Burlington

  • Lake Champlain Ferries: Take this unique and fun way across Lake Champlain when crossing over from New York!

Charlotte

  • Mount Philo State Park: Take in views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

Colchester

  • Niquette Bay State Park: Explore several walking trails on the shores of Lake Champlain.

Elmore

  • Elmore State Park: Hike wooded trails along the lake or Mount Elmore.

Fairfield

  • Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site: Birthplace of the 21st President.

Hardwick

  • Cheever Falls: Two step falls near Walden.

Huntington

  • Birds of Vermont Museum: Learn about native birds to the state and enjoy some wood carvings of birds as well.

Marshfield

  • New Discovery State Park: One of several state parks located in Groton State Forest. It provides access to lots of forest trails.

Shelburne

  • Vermont Teddy Bear Company: Tour the company that produces one of the largest numbers of teddy bears.

Stowe

  • Bingham Falls: Hike a short 0.5 mile path to get to this little waterfall.
  • Moss Glen Falls: Hike this nearly three mile path to access views of the falls.
  • Smuggler’s Notch State Park: Take in the mountainous views at this park.

Troy

  • Big Falls: Another picturesque waterfall to enjoy.

Underhill

  • Underhill State Park: Hike along the western slopes of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s Highest Point.

All attractions found in Vermont’s Summer/Fall Vacation Guide 2020