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Central Vermont Region of the Green Mountain State

Visit Central Vermont and enjoy the great outdoors. This site contains information on the cities of Montpelier, Barre, Northfield, and Waterbury, and a score of smaller Vermont communities as well as the Sugarbush Resort area. Enjoy your electronic visit, and please come in person sometime soon.

Art Galleries
Art Galleries
Vermont is a thriving arts community with many art galleries. Vermonters pride themselves in being creative. Check out these galleries, and be amazed by the craftsmanship.
Auto Tours
Auto Tours
Spring, summer or fall, you can enjoy some of the best scenery in Central Vermont without even leaving your automobile. Auto tours give turn-by-turn directions of four separate tours in the Central Vermont region. If visiting during foliage, these tours are a "can't miss" part of your stay.
Biking
Biking
The quiet villages, rolling hills, and breathtaking scenery of Central Vermont could not have been better designed for the Vermont biking enthusiast. The Vermont bike tours cover a variety of terrain types including back road biking, paved bike trails, and mountainous climbs. Each of the nine Vermont biking tours has information about the terrain and roads, bike path highlights, and a step-by-step guide of the tour.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Canoeing & Kayaking
Enjoy canoeing or kayaking down one of Central Vermonts rivers. Contact one of the guides to have a family trip no one will forget.
Camping
Camping
Central Vermont has three campgrounds. They each offer a unique camping experience and host weekend activities for the families. The campgrounds offer water, sewer, and electricity hookups. If you don’t have a camper, don’t worry. They have many options available for you to rent including: RV’s, rustic cabins, and lean-tos.
Camels Hump
Climb Camel's Hump
Camel's Hump remains one of the few undeveloped peaks among the mountains of Vermont. The park is open year-round 24 hours a day with scenic trails to the summit, where an abundance of alpine vegetation grows.
Covered Brdiges
Covered Bridges
Vermont has the greatest concentration of covered bridges in the United States - a total of 114 in this tiny state, many of which are still in use. Central Vermont has 14 covered bridges including a unique collection of bridges in Northfield.
Fall Foliage
Fall Foliage
Vermont is one of only a few places in the world that has just the right combination of climate, soils and tree species to produce the spectacular array of colors that is fall foliage.
Farmers' Market
Farmers' Markets
If you want home grown vegetables and homemade crafts; like new or used items and antiques at bargain prices, you need to check out the area's Farmers' Markets. Each one is unique and full of bargains you don't want to miss out on. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find it at one of Central Vermont's Farmers' Markets!
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
First in Fitness is committed to being the premier health and recreation organization in Vermont, providing each member with a safe, friendly and professional environment in which to maintain a positive lifestyle.
Glider Rides
Glider Rides
See Vermont like never before. Take a scenic glider tour of the Mad River Valley.
Golf
Golf
You may not be Tiger Woods, but golf is a fun sport for the whole family. From beginner, par three golf courses, to competitive golf tournaments, there is a golf course for everyone.
Granite Quarries
Granite Quarries-Monuments
Barre has the largest granite quarries in the world. Visit the Rock of Ages granite quarries to see the spectacular site or visit the visitors center to learn about the history. If you’re a hands on type of person, try the cut-in-stone activity and carve your own souvenir.
Hiking
Hiking
Vermont is the Green Mountain State. Try to conquer Mt. Abraham, or take a quick run up Sunset Rock. The scene from the top of the mountains are breath-taking, especially during fall foliage.
Historic Downtowns
Historic Downtowns
Central Vermont's cities and villages boast designs and architecture popular more than 100 years ago. A walk through the downtown areas provides insight into the early years of our nation's history.
Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding
Horseback rides provide a view of Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains that just can't be matched! Stay for a weekend, or just go for a ride.
Hunting and Fishing
Hunting & Fishing
Vermont has more than 800,000 acres of public hunting areas. Four of Vermont's most popular game include White-Tailed Deer, Black Bears, Wild Turkeys and Moose. Central Vermont offers a variety of warm-water and cold-water fishing opportunities. Sections of two of Vermont's largest and most productive trout streams, the Lamoille and Winooski rivers, as well as the Waterbury and Green River reservoirs are found here in Central Vermont.
Museums
Museums
The Vermont Historical Society is the only organization in Vermont that collects artifacts, books, and documents that reflect the entire history of the state, including every geographical area and every chronological period. We preserve the history that makes Vermont a special place to live, work, and visit.
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
There is always something to do in Vermont. Enjoy watching plays by the Lost Nation Theater, listening to the Northeast Fiddlers Association, or the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra.
Skiing
Skiing
If you've come to ski, you've come to the right place. The Sugarbush Ski Resort boasts two ski areas, Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen. And then there's the ski area that boasts "Ski it if you can."
Sleigh Rides
Sleigh Rides
Take a break from the intense winter sports or just enjoy the winter scenery while relaxing and go dashing through the snow on a sleigh ride that you won't soon forget! Sit back and cuddle up under the blanket as the crisp evening air turns your cheeks rosy and your breath to the likes of fog
Snowmobiling
Snowmobiling
One of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., it is a non-profit association that today counts over 40,000 members. Vermont has over 6,000 miles of wintery trails for snow machining, skiing, and snowshoeing.
The State House
State House
The Vermont State House is one of the nation's oldest and best preserved state capitols still in use. Its dome, that is real gold, can be seen from the high hill tops of Montpelier.
Walking Routes
Walking Routes
The routes described are some of the better known walks in the Sugarbush - Mad River Valley. They are also excellent for short bike rides and running loops. Most are on gravel and/or dirt roads.
Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach
Enjoy relaxing in the sun while laying on the beach. Fishing, swimming, and boating are all permitted. If you are lucky, you may even see a beaver or heron.

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