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The Region

This part of Vermont is a world of contrasts, with something for everyone, no matter what the season. Right on your doorstep, you will find nature in abundance: mountains, rivers, and lakes for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to hike, cycle, snowshoe, kayak, canoe, sail—or just enjoy some peace and quiet. For skiers and snowboarders, we are less than an hour away from the world-class resorts of Killington, Stowe, and Sugarbush. You can explore the local village as well as the fine dining, arts, entertainment, and other cultural attractions available in nearby cities and towns such as Montpelier, Burlington, Woodstock, and Hanover, NH. Venturing a little farther afield, you will find Boston just two hours to the south and Montreal three hours to the north.

Vermont has a history of promoting justice, equality, citizen rights and environmental issues. The Green Mountain state was the first state to abolish slavery in its Constitution; the first to approve gay civil unions and same-sex marriage through legislative action instead of a court ruling; and the first to require state approval for nuclear power plants within its borders.

Whatever your interests, this region is rich in opportunity.

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Local Accommodations

If you're visiting the area, you will find many local accommodation options, from small inns, B & Bs, and motels to fine hotels.

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In addition to challenging mountains, river rafting, and other outdoor recreation activities, our region is home to numerous museums, historic sites, festivals, and a variety of venues, such as the Chandler Music Hall, Lebanon Opera House, and Flynn Theatre.

Vermont Resources

Find out more about visiting, services, employment, and other resources in Vermont.