Central Vermont is the heart of this diverse and historic
state. The traditional activities which made our country
great and make up so much of our history, mining and quarrying,
farming and cattle, craftsmanship and solid business practices,
are not seen here as something to be recreated and remembered,
it's all still happening. It's a way of life.
There are working farms which welcome visitors eager to
explore our rural heritage. The valleys between the majestic
mountains are not just historic locations, but living testaments
to small-town America. The history behind these towns is
represented by many historical attractions, museums and
shopkeepers selling locally produced goods.
The covered bridges of Central Vermont are another feature
which draw not only artists and photographers, but the
historically minded and the serious researcher as well.
Although once common throughout the country, covered bridges
are all but a thing of the past. Central Vermont has managed
to preserve 14 of the historic bridges which dot the landscape
And dominating the area of course are the great Green
Mountains. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there's enough
natural beauty to satisfy everyone. The Green Mountain
National Forest is one of the most pristine and beautiful
places in the country and offers an abundance of recreational
and sight-seeing opportunities and an incredible look at
New England in its true, natural state.
Centering the area is the city of Burlington. With it's
airport and location on Interstate 89, this is a great
jumping off point. To explore the mountains, Lake Champlain
area or to take a tour of the areas many historical sites
and museums, Burlington offers a central location to use
as a convenient base. With all the conveniences of a big
city, the demeanor of a small town, and the rural countryside
just outside the city limits make this the best of all
possible places to experience Vermont.