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Central Vermont

HISTORY AND VIBRANCY

Central Vermont is known for the small shops, museums, farms, historic sites and diverse outdoor recreation that make life vibrant and attractive. 

Central Vermont is home to Vermont's capital, Montpelier, where visitors will find museums, the Vermont State House, with a bright golden dome, and small, locally owned shops and restaurants offering handmade goods and delicious food grown and made in Vermont. Visitors also flock to, the natural wonder of Quechee Gorge, and Rock of Ages granite quarries. 

Bakeries and cafes throughout the region offer delicious goods, some baked with locally grown wheat using traditional recipes. Farmer's markets feature produce, maple syrup and artisanal cheese. Look for high-quality handcrafts, from blown glass and fine jewelry to furniture in local shops, woodworking studios and galleries.
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Vermont Culinary Experience - Burger night at Bread and Butter Farm.

Vermont Culinary Experiences

Vermont’s scenic roadways lead to delicious, local cuisine by artisan chefs, creative food companies and passionate farmers.This six-day itinerary offers a sumptuous smorgasbord of Vermont agrarian and food experiences. Hungry for more? More Vermont culinary tours are at DIGINVT.COM.

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Outdoor Recreation Trails

From hiking to biking, to skiing to horseback riding, and for everything from water trails to motorized trails, trailFINDER helps you find an outdoor activity near you, wherever you are in Vermont. Get out, get active, and explore.