Hello and welcome to this week’s travel destination guide: Amazing Travel Adventures – Vermont. Come explore with me and discover what 13, 000 years of glacial activity can create, a ski resort that has amazing adventures in the summertime, a waterfall named after an old mining claim and so much more. Let’s travel Vermont style.
Mountains and Marketplaces and Movie Locations – Vermont
1. Quechee Gorge is located in Quechee, Vermont. The Gorge is over 150 feet deep and can be found along U.S Route 4. Here you can witness some history since the Gorge was created from glacier activity over 13,000 years ago. Also witness some breathtaking photo spots. The Gorge is one place where the view at the top is worth the hike. And last but not least, the Gorge has a bridge! You all know how I feel about bridges! For schedule updates visit www.fpr.vermont.gov or click here.
2. Church Street Marketplace’s website states it is the most exciting option for shopping, dining and local events. The Marketplace is award winning and the center hub for so much to see and to do. This amazing adventure is an uncovered mall showcasing the best Vermont has to offer. Visit www.churchstmarketplace.com or click here for a map, directory and current hours.
3. The Beetlejuice Bridge is not where you think it should be. The filming location and where the bridge was can be found on Chicken Farm Road in East Corinth, Vermont. The bridge was taken down after filming, but a sign does remain so you know you are on the right track. You won’t find the elaborately remodeled home the Maitland’s originally lived in either. Another build and take down. Signs point the way for where the movie set had been and remains an amazing travel adventure discovering them all. Plus the views of the surrounding area are breathtaking. Vermont views, not Connecticut!
Ski Resorts and Ski Resorts and Ski Resorts – Vermont
1. Okemo Mountain Ski Resort is located in Ludlow, Vermont. This mountain resort is known for more than just skiing. Summertime fun begins June 17 in the Adventure Zone, located within the ski resort. The Adventure Zone has bike trails, chairlift rides, a mountain coaster and so much more. Hours, ticket prices and wintertime adventures can be found at www.okemo.com or click here. There is skiing at Okemo Mountain Ski Resort after all.
2. Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort is located in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Smuggs is a all year amazing adventure. Spring adventures are April 5 – June 10, 2021. Summer adventures are June 11 – September 6, 2021. Fall adventures are September 7 – December 9, 2021. Winter adventures are December 10, 2021 – April 10, 2022. Maps, hours and event calendars are located at www.smuggs.com or click here. Their July 4th celebration event is spectacular, highly recommend.
3. Stowe Mountain Ski Resort is located in Stowe, Vermont. The Ski Resort is made up of two separate mountains, Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. With over 100 ski trails and 12 lifts, there is something for everyone and every level. And did I mention Stowe Mountain has summertime adventures. I highly recommend visiting for a Zip Tour and gondola skyride for summertime fun. Click here or visit their website www.stowe.com to learn more and start planning your next trip anytime of the year.
Waterfalls and Ice Cream Flavors and Poetry to Hike By – Vermont
1. Texas Falls is a part of a 1 mile loop trail within the Green Mountain National Forest. The Texas Falls recreation area offers hikes, fishing, picnic areas and so much more. Mother Nature is truly amazing! Schedules, maps and more history can be found at www.fs.usda.gov or click here.
2. Where do ice cream flavors go when their flavor time comes to an end? If you are a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream you will be placed in the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream flavors graveyard. The graveyard can be found at the Main Ben & Jerry’s factor located in Waterbury, Vermont. This graveyard has been called the sweetest in the world. All dearly departed flavors can also bee seen at www.benjerry.com or click here.
3. Robert Frost Interpretive Trail is located within Green Mountain National Forest. The trail is about a 1 mile loop and has been ranked easy. Some of the trail is even wheelchair accessible. The trail features a beautiful river, a bridge and Robert Frost’s poetry about nature posted in nature. Maps and more information can be found at www.fs.usda.gov or click here.
A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – Vermont
Thank you for joining me as we explored and discovered Amazing Travel Adventures – Vermont. There are so many treasures to discover in Vermont. My new favorite is Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort. Don’t let the Ski part of the name fool you. The Resort has so many fun activities happening all year long. It is a must see and do during your next vacation or getaway to Vermont. Did your favorite Vermont adventure make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.
Looking for more East Coast adventures? Check out my Blog Post A Stands for Amazing Travel Adventures – New Hampshire or click here. Here discover Castles in the Clouds, Fisher Cat Stadium, a Classic Arcade Museum and so many more gems.
Until Next Time,