This area is the gateway to Vermont. As you leave the
rolling hills and valleys of the Berkshires, you'll begin
ascending the foothills of the Green Mountains. This mountainous,
though extremely accessible region is the outdoor lovers
paradise. The many ski areas and resorts in this region,
such as Mount Snow, Bromley and Stratton mountains, are
world-famous, world class destinations. In addition to
the great skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, skating
and snowmobiling are all accomodated like nowhere else.
Inthe summer, the areas all double as a paradisefor water
lovers with wonderful fishing, canoeing, sailing, swimming
and water-skiing in the many pristine lakes, streams, ponds
In the fall, the foliage is breathtaking, to be enjoyed
on the trail on foot or on bike, by car on the many marked
itineraries, or by bus or horse-drawn wagon on a guided
As a distraction, the area is famous for its affordable
shopping - factory outlets, specialty stores, antique shops
and art galleries abound. The area surrounding the beautiful
town of Brattleboro is still an active manufacturing community
and the company stores offer great value.
There are festivals of all kinds, year round: harvest
gatherings, art and theater festivals, antique and flea
markets, you name it! And one of the most unique features
and best ways to visit is on the Amtrak train which runs
from Washngton, D.C. into the area. You can even bring
your bike on the train, disembark and explore an area,
and get back on the next one to head onto another town.
By car, by train, by bike or on foot, this is the destination
for anyone looking for a great vacation.