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Beautiful, unspoiled villages, graceful country inns, small livable cities, excellent museums, important historic sites, and plenty of Vermont's abundant natural beauty.


Southern Vermont is fine, and the closest part of Vermont to Albany, Boston, Hartford and New York City.

In summer, The Green Mountain National Forest attracts hikers and campers, some of whom follow the Appalachian Trail. In winter, Mount Snow is a ski destination.

Highlights of southern Vermont include these towns:

The graceful lady of southern Vermont, it is home to renowned Bennington College, the Bennington Battle Mounment, and the notable Bennington Museum, with its fine collection of paintings by Grandma Moses—not to mention the classic cars displayed by Hemmings Motor News.

Vermont's oldest town (1724) is now a thriving farm, transport and commercial center with a distinct 1960s hippie feel to it. My great aunt once operated a dry goods store in one of its many red brick buildings.

Among the most pristine and perfectly-preserved Vermont villages, its gracious old inn is the big attraction here.

A tiny village, a small college, and a world-famous summer music festival in the midst of southern Vermont's beautiful countryside.

A typically beautiful small Vermont town noted for its good inn dining rooms.

Home of the Vermont Country Store and Weston Playhouse, Weston is the quintessential Vermont village, but with lots of art...and shopping.

West Dover
The nearest village to Mount Snow, one of southern Vemont's best ski areas, served by a number of good inns.

An important highway crossroads town popular for shopping and for the nearby Mount Snow ski area.

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Old First Church, Bennington VT

Old First Church in Bennington VT