Road Trip Edition: Vermont's Best Small Town
Recently I fell in love with Vermont. My family and I were traveling through the Green Mountain State on a much needed mini vacation in search of R&R, good food, and most importantly, Vermont's must have beer-Heady Topper. Along the way we experienced unpredictable weather, friendly people, and charming small towns. If you are traveling through Vermont or are planning a trip don't forget to stop at these towns for the true Vermont experience.
Vermont's oldest and smallest town, established in 1788, lies on Otter Creek. The town is well kept and quite charming. The people of this town bring a unique energy that contribute the towns vibe. To top it off this small town has some delicious cuisine. Make sure you stop at Laundry, a wood fired bakery located on the main street for an espresso and yummy pastry. You won't be disappointed.
This shire town is a must in any season and even better for a weekend getaway. The downtown is lined with storefronts for those who love to shop. In the fall and winter you can experience Killington Ski Resort, roughy 20 miles away, and the picturesque foliage. Make sure to grab a scoop at Mountain Creamery for desert and grab a seat near the creek.
This town offers much to do for people of all ages. It's number one attraction is the Ben and Jerry's factory. The factory offers a unique tour looking at what goes into those cute little pints with incredible flavor. The tour ends with a decent size sample of ice cream from their experimental lab (we had BBQ Apple). Outside they offer a full ice cream bar with every flavor. Also in Waterbury you will find Cold Hollow Cider Mill (a must stop), Alchemist Brewery, Cabot Creamery, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. For lunch be sure to grab a bit to eat at the Apple Core Luncheonette, you wont't be disappointed.
This town located next to Burlington and is home to Shelburne Farms, a really hands on farm where you can experience up-close farm animals including goats, horses, cows, donkeys, chickens, bunnies, and sheep. The farm has a gift shop at the entrance, a cheesemaking shop, a bakery, and a wood shop. It is a great spot for kids and even adults to check out. If your hungry grab lunch at the food truck on site. They offer a good variety of specialty food and most of the food comes directly from the farm.