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Exploring hidden Vermont

Eat, drink, swim, hike, and paddle your way through the state's scenic byways

Major highways can be beautiful, and Interstate-89 in Vermont is one of the prettiest, with no billboards in sight and only uninterrupted postcard-perfect vistas. However, the Green Mountain State has a series of 10 designated scenic byways that span 1,000 miles and connect some of the state’s most exciting destinations for adventurers and adventurous eaters. Traveling along Vermont’s most scenic routes is the best way to get a taste of local culture.

Explore this interactive graphic to discover top picks for recreation and culinary exploration along three of Vermont’s most scenic routes.

 

Seven more byways to explore:

  1. Connecticut River Byway: White River Junction is worth a stop. Pick up lunch at Piecemeal Pies and visit the eclectic Main Street Museum.
  2. Scenic Route 100 Byway: Stop in Plymouth Notch for an afternoon visit to the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site: the well-preserved birthplace of the 30th U.S. president.
  3. The Crossroads of Vermont Byway: Head to Quechee for an afternoon at Simon Pearce. Shop for pottery, watch glass-blowing in the workshop and dine at their restaurant located in a historic mill.
  4. Northeast Kingdom Byway: Bikers of all levels will want to head to East Burke for Kingdom Trails, an extensive network of scenic biking routes for everyone from kids to advanced mountain bikers.
  5. The Shires of Vermont Byway: Poetry fans will want to visit the Robert Frost Museum (Frost’s house) in Shaftsbury.
  6. Molly Stark Byway: Pack a lunch and hike Hogback Mountain in Marlboro. Make sure your phone is fully charged for photos from the summit’s 100-mile view of three states: MA, VT and NH.
  7. Stone Valley Byway: Stroll the galleries at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, spread over 100 acres and home to the largest sculpture park in the state.

 


Visit vermontvacation.com/byways to download maps and learn more about all 10 of Vermont’s byways.

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