Vermont Dirt Road

Getting Around

There are numerous, convenient means of travel

In comparison with most states, Vermont's land area is small, geographically. Still, Vermont is the second largest state in New England after Maine, just a few hundred square miles larger than New Hampshire.

While touring by car — or recreational vehicle — is by far the most popular way to explore Vermont, motorcycles and bicycles are increasingly the choice of many travelers. With thousands of miles of two-lane blacktop and gravel back roads, access to Vermont's beautiful countryside is readily available. To get an idea of Vermont's main roads, download the Vermont Road Overview Map.

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In addition to rail and bus connections through much of the state, regional and community transportation services make travel possible to communities not served by major services.

The Green Mountain State is bordered by Canada, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. It is 157.4 miles in length, 90.3 miles wide at the Canadian border*, and 41.6 miles along the Massachusetts border. The Connecticut River forms the eastern boundary, while the western boundary with New York runs down the middle of Lake Champlain for more than half of its length.