Welcome to Vermont
Vermont is predominately rural with mountains, villages and a few small cities. From the Green Mountains to Lake Champlain to the northwest, Vermont is a colorful treat for the RVer.
Start your adventure in Central Vermont, home to the Green Mountain National Forest, which welcomes visitors for photography, hiking and leaf-peeping during fall foliage. National byways and scenic drives take you to the most-loved corners of the region.
Central Vermont hosts the state capital of Montpelier and a variety of historic downtowns—Brandon, Rutland, Vergennes, Woodstock, White River Junction, Middlebury and Randolph. Families will enjoy Billings Farm and Museum and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Woodstock and the New England Maple Museum in Rutland. The history of the state’s marble and granite quarries is on display at the Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor.
Montpelier, the smallest capital in America with a population under 8,000 people, is a charming historic town with the largest urban historic district in Vermont. The crown jewel is the impeccably restored State House. The gold leaf dome includes real gold.
Vermont is famous for its spectacular fall foliage. Stowe features some of the state’s most beautiful and dramatic fall foliage viewing opportunities. Historic Stowe Street offers shopping opportunities and diverse, award-winning restaurants.
North on Route 100, various industries have operated along the Little River and Thatcher Brook. Today, the biggest draws are destinations for food-lovers: Ben & Jerry’s, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Visitor’s Center and Cafe, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and the Cabot Cheese Annex. Ben & Jerry’s factory tours begin in the Cow Over the Moon Theater with the company’s “moo-vie.” You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the production room followed by a tastetest of the flavor of the day in the Flavoroom. The Cold Hollow Cider Mill is a top producer of fresh apple cider and a popular tourist attraction. Watch cider made the traditional way and explore the vintage mill.
The Trapp Family Lodge is a mountain resort operated by the von Trapp family that inspired the movie, The Sound of Music. This luxury mountain resort features Austrian-inspired architecture and offers superb mountain views. Tour the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne and select a bear for your beloved.