Vermont November 06, 2016
It’s Impossible To Drive Through This Delightful Vermont Town Without Stopping
When people travel through Vermont they are reminded of the quintessential scenes of iconic Norman Rockwell paintings, and one of the many reasons to stop in Arlington is that this is the actual town that inspired many of Rockwell’s works. In addition to the quaint and classic nature of the town, it also has dining, shopping and history galore. Let’s explore Arlington, Vermont… a place that’s impossible to drive through without stopping.
History lovers will always find gems.
The town of Arlington was chartered July 28, 1761 as part of the New Hampshire Grants. In 1777, Arlington became the first capital of the Vermont Republic.
The architecture in Arlington is stately and beautiful. A photo taking paradise.
No town in Vermont would be complete without mountain views, and the stunning Mt. Equinox does not disappoint.
Everyone loves the charm of Vermont covered bridges and Arlington has a few that are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Chiselville Covered Bridge.
One of the bridges is the historic Chiselville Covered Bridge over Roaring Branch Brook in Sunderland, Bennington County, Vermont. Also known as the High Bridge or Roaring Branch Bridge. The bridge is a Town Lattice truss and was constructed in 1870.
But don't speed over the bridges!
You may get a "one dollar fine for driving faster than a walk on this bridge."
If you value community spirit, you'll love the people in Arlington.
Make your own fun.
Embrace each season for good, wholesome fun. This is quite possibly the most fun sledding picture we've seen!
There is plenty of shopping for those looking for unique gifts.
You'll love the Sugar Shack, located at Sugar Shack Lane, Rt. 7A. They make their own maple syrup and have a selection of syrups and cookies to sample. Prices for maple syrup are excellent, and along with a friendly staff, you'll also find a small Norman Rockwell museum which occupies half of the Shack.
Norman Rockwell Exhibition.
Behind the Sugar Shack is a Norman Rockwell Exhibit. Intimate and informative, you'll learn more about the man who beautifully captured small town Americana.
Vermont Cheese House - 5187 Vt Route 7a, Arlington
Who could resist stopping at a house that literally is shaped like a wheel of cheese? No trip through Vermont is complete without a few bags of VT cheese curds or the sampler pack of Vermont cheeses and cheddar straws.
The Chocolatorium - 261 Old Mill Road, Arlington
This large chocolate shop is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth. Be sure to take the time to watch the 15 minute video of the history of chocolate, and definitely take a selfie with Cocoa the Bear - a 100 pound teddy.
The Village Peddler - 261 Old Mill Rd, Arlington
When you're stocking up on your chocolate, be sure to get your fill of homemade jams, jellies and other home made goodies!
You'll want to stop and explore the natural and man made beauty along with great shops in this classic southern VT town.
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