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 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.
- Fort Dummer State Park: Site of first permanent European settlement in Vermont.
- Jamaica State Park: Hike along the shores of the West River.
- Pike Falls: Secluded waterfall and swimming area.
- 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.
- Robert Frost Stone House Museum: Family home of famed poet, Robert Frost.
- Townshend State Park: Park located at the base of Bald Mountain in a wooded area.
- 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.
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!
- Chminey Point State-Owned Historic Site: Historic site located along a peninsula that juts into Lake Champlain.
- Bartlett Falls: Small block waterfall with a swimming hole.
- Cabot Creamery Visitors Center: Come taste this famous Vermont cheddar cheese.
- Camel’s Hump State Park: Enjoy several hiking trails around this mountain.
- Button Bay State Park: Park located on the shores of Lake Champlain.
- Moss Glen Falls: Beautiful waterfall just off the road.
- Kettle Pond State Park: Camp in this wooded area with trails near the pond.
- Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site: Site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely on Vermont soil.
- Gifford Woods State Park: Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail in this park.
- Vermont Statehouse: Tour the seat of Vermont’s government.
- Montshire Museum of Science: Hands on science museum with over 100 exhibits.
- Mount Independence State Historic Site: Played a major role in the Revolutionary War.
- New England Maple Museum: Explore the world of maple syrup.
- 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.
- Vermont Marble Museum: Explore the history of this marble stone factory.
- Quechee State Park: Beautiful park that looks over a gorge area.
- VINS Nature Center: Take in their fun forest canopy walk.
- Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Historic Site: Birthplace of the founder of the Mormon faith.
- Lake Champlain Maritime Museum: Learn the history of Lake Champlain.
- Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design: Explores how the industrial worlds as evolved over time.
- Warren Falls: Short path leads to step falls.
- Ben and Jerry’s Factory: Explore the history of this famous ice cream brand.
- Wilgus State Park: Hike the Pinnacle Trail along the Connecticut River.
- 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.
- Blake Falls: Gorgeous waterfall off of a reservoir.
All attractions found in the 2020 Vermont Summer/Fall Vacation Guide.
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!
- Lake Champlain Ferries: Take this unique and fun way across Lake Champlain when crossing over from New York!
- Mount Philo State Park: Take in views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
- Niquette Bay State Park: Explore several walking trails on the shores of Lake Champlain.
- Elmore State Park: Hike wooded trails along the lake or Mount Elmore.
- Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site: Birthplace of the 21st President.
- Cheever Falls: Two step falls near Walden.
- Birds of Vermont Museum: Learn about native birds to the state and enjoy some wood carvings of birds as well.
- New Discovery State Park: One of several state parks located in Groton State Forest. It provides access to lots of forest trails.
- Vermont Teddy Bear Company: Tour the company that produces one of the largest numbers of teddy bears.
- 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.
- Big Falls: Another picturesque waterfall to enjoy.
- 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