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One Tank Trip for Vermont Camping

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When we plan our vacation, we have to decide what we want out of our precious, hard-won getaway time. Do we want to see something new? Something familiar? Do we want thrills and adventure, or do we just want to relax and go with the flow? No matter what your goal might be, when you come to Vermont, you’ll see that it will give you one-hundred and ten percent when it comes to vacation enjoyment. If you are looking to take a quick weekend getaway, you might want to stop along these historic locations & attractions on your one tank trips journey through Vermont.

White River Junction, our starting point, is a serene village community set within Hartford. The town’s architecture is from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and has caused this region to be named an official National Historic District. This town has a thriving arts and culture scene, as evidenced by the many galleries that showcase masterpieces of painting, pottery, and sculpture from local artists. There are also many trendy cafés that feature live music and poetry readings, and the Main Street Museum is an intriguing, albeit eclectic, array of items and artifacts ranging from flowers to textiles, from historical relics to sacred amulets. White River Junction is near the confluence of the White and Connecticut Rivers, and the surrounding area draws vacationers from all around who come to hike and fish in the spring, summer and fall, and enjoy world-class skiing in the winter.

Heading north on the I-89 for a little less than 30 miles brings you into Randolph, a textbook example of what a quaint New England town should look like. For one thing, it’s definitely horse country. There are several stables in the area, many of which offer packages for riding either in an arena or outside along the many available trails. Golf is also a popular pastime, and one of the courses has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1913. When you see the magnificent beauty all around you, you’ll want to just sit and watch the sky change color and set up to enjoy some Vermont camping.

Moving further north on the I-89, a quick 20-mile drive takes you into Vermont’s capitol city, Montpelier. This area is known as the very heart of Vermont’s ski country, and rightly so. The slopes and ski lodges here are some of the highest rated in existence; the courses run the gamut from beginner to challenging, so no matter what your skill level – or lack thereof – you’ll find something that suits you. But this doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do the rest of the year. Far from it. When the snow thaws, it reveals hiking trails that wind through thick green forests and wide expanses of land available for camping and picnicking. You can take a canoe or kayak down the Winooski River, or just drop a line in the water and try to catch dinner. In town, there are historical sites worth investigation, such as the Vermont State House. This state capitol building’s dome is covered by real gold, and the interior features marble flooring and exquisitely carved gold trim. Hubbard Park is a fine spot for a picnic or a day hike, with over 7 miles of trails. It also features a 50-foot observation tower, which provides a fantastic panoramic view of the city and the surrounding territory.

From the snowy peaks, to the glassy-surfaced lakes and the sprawling green hillsides, Vermont is filed with such breathtaking beauty that even if you’re seeing it for the tenth time or the hundredth, it’s always like seeing it for the first time.

This article was only one of many other exciting one tank trips also found in Woodall's 2010 North American Campground Directory. Enjoy an eventful weekend getaway of Vermont camping and experience it all on just one tank of gas.

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