• Tram Haus Lodge: Features 57 guestrooms ranging from studio to three-bedroom units. Remnants of the old tram cable are used as decor for the hotel while the bar incorporates parts of the old Green Mountain chair lift. Hotel amenities include cafe, restaurant and bar. Located steps from the ski lifts at Jay Peak Resort. Jay.
• Hostel Tevere: An intimate setting that can accommodate up to 26 people, including two private rooms for up to four people each, both with a private bathroom and kitchenette. Other amenities – in-house restaurant and bar, two public computers for Internet access and free Wi-Fi access. Situated in Mad River Valley. Warren.
The State of Vermont• Shelburne Museum: Steamship Ticonderoga; 39 buildings; celebrated collections of American folk art, artifacts and architecture. Shelburne.
• Rokeby: Home of 19th-century Quaker family and part of Underground Railroad for slaves fleeing to Canada. Ferrisburgh.
• Billings Farm & Museum: Farm-life museum and dairy farm features exhibits, daily activities, museum shop and dairy bar. Woodstock.
• Lake Champlain Maritime Museum: Exhibits, maritime collections, nautical archaeology and replica of Revolutionary gunboat Philadelphia II. Basin Harbor.
• New England Maple Museum: Traces more than 200 years of maple sugaring history. Pittsford.
• Vermont Covered Bridge Museum: Explores history of the bridges and offers exhibits on engineering, railroading and nature. Bennington.
• Honora Winery & Vineyard: 80-hectare vineyard and estate with spectacular mountain views, tasting room and shop. Halifax.
• Annual Ice Harvest (January), Brookfield.
• Vermont Maple Open House Weekend (March), statewide.
• Vermont Open Studio Weekend (May), statewide.
• Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (June).
• 13th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic Festival (September), Bennington.
• Vermont Mozart Festival (mid-July to mid-August), statewide.
• Vermont State Fair (September), Rutland.
• Vermont Life Wine & Harvest Festival (September), Wilmington.
• Tunbridge World’s Fair (September).
• Historic Grafton Village: Restored 19th-century community among the finest examples of rural New England architecture and life. Chester.
• Mount Independence State Historic Site: Where 12,000 American Revolutionary War soldiers forced the British to retreat. Orwell.
• Green Mountain National Forest: Signature fall foliage. Great for hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, mountain biking, skiing and snowshoeing.
• Chimney Point State Historic Site: 18th-century tavern exhibit chronicles Native and French settlement of Champlain Valley. Addison.
• Burlington Downtown: Fine dining, great shopping and the stunning backdrop of Lake Champlain.
• Stowe Mountain Resort: Top ski resort; summer activities include golf, tennis, climbing wall and bungee trampoline.
• The Wayside Restaurant and Bakery: Popular family restaurant serving New England-style home cooking since 1918. Berlin.
• Owl’s Head Farm: Pick blueberries to live music in July and August. Richmond.
• Dutton Farm Stand and Sugarhouse: Farm-grown fruits, vegetables, maple syrup and cider. Manchester Center.
• The Warren Store: True general store with prepared and specialty foods, baked goods, wines, clothing, jewelry and gifts. Warren.
Did You Know?
State Motto: Freedom and Unity
State Flower: Red Clover
State Bird: Hermit Thrush
Region: NEW ENGLAND
America’s Byways: Connecticut River Byway
Connecting Flights Via: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.
Sales Tools: Vermont Vacation Guide, Vermont Life Magazine, Celebrate Champlain lodging packages (http://celebratechamplain.org/content/view/91/64/)
Info: Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing