Vermont December 15, 2016
10 Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventures You Can Only Have In Vermont
Adventure is taking part of unusual and exciting activities, and Vermont has plenty of those! From downhill skiing to ice climbing to zip lining, this is a great state for those who like to get their adrenaline pumping. Some adventures are designed to bring out your inner explorer, and these 10 adventures can do just that. Why? Well, you really don’t find places like these anywhere else!
1. Salt Cave Spa
The only barn used as a salt cave in the USA is found in Montgomery Center. This state of the art Salt Cave is a natural way to escape stress and relax.
2. Quechee Gorge
Other places may have gorges, but you don't find many that have such an accessible hike down to the bottom for a different vantage point. Check it out
3. Shelburne Museum
This museum has over 150,000 works of art exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. It is located on 45 beautifully landscaped acres in Shelburne.
4. The Old Round Church
Located in Richmond, this is one of the few round churches standing. When it was built in 1813, Richmond was home to Baptists, Christians, Congregationalists, Methodists, and Universalists, and the church was created as a way of bringing them together under a shared house of worship. Its round (technically a 16-sided polygon) design is said to keep the devil away because without corners he has nowhere to hide. More realistically, the architect William Rhodes admired the design of the round church that already existed in his hometown.
5. Museum of Everyday Life
Photo courtesy of the Museum of Everyday Life
This self-serve museum in Glover is truly one-of-a-kind. The exhibits are, you guessed it, things you find in everyday life. From toothbrushes, to matchsticks, to the current exhibition which is dust, this is sure to be a unique experience!
6. Haskell Library & Opera House
Haskell just may be the most unique library in the world. The building housing the library lies on the international border, and half is in Derby Line, Vermont and the other half is in Stanstead, Quebec. It was intentionally built this way and we're thankful for the unique opportunity to see it!
7. Hope Cemetery
You'll find more than typical gravestones at the Hope Cemetery in
. These monuments are works of art and are admired by all who visit.
8. Floating bridge
This floating bridge in Brookfield has been repaired and reopened as a pedestrian footbridge. For an added unique touch, look for the nearby statue of a mother and baby hippo.
9. Dog Chapel
Pay your respects to your four legged friends at the
in St. Johnsbury.
10. Flavor Graveyard
Only In Your State/Kristin Grimes
Pay your respects for retired flavors at the Flavor Graveyard at Ben & Jerry's factory in Waterbury.
Looking for an adventure that requires a little more blood, sweat and tears? Check out this
one hike in Vermont that is an epic adventure!