You’ve done all the touristy things, as well as all the local things… Or so you thought! Here are 12 unique things to do in Vermont that will give you a great experience even after you thought you’ve exhausted all the possibilities in VT.

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What are your favorite offbeat attractions in Vermont? Are there any other unique things to do in Vermont we left off the list? Let us know below in the comments section.

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What are the best little-known attractions in Vermont?

We are all well acquainted with many of the main attractions in Vermont, like our state parks, popular swimming holes, and mountain hikes, but perhaps few know about these equally interesting little-known attractions in Vermont:

  • Mount Independence in Orwell. Visit this place to learn more about Vermont's history and see a beautiful old Vermont town.
  • Norman Rockwell Exhibit in Arlington. Stop by this little roadside attraction and learn about the famous modern painter who lived in Vermont.
  • The Chapel at the von Trapp Family Lodge. This quaint chapel is located on one of the walking paths at the gorgeous Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

What are the oldest attractions in Vermont?

Vermont has a long and fascinating history. With restaurants established in the 18th century, 19th-century townhouses, historic general stores, wooden covered bridges, and old towns that have stood the test of time, Vermont’s oldest attractions are everywhere! For more information about some of the oldest attractions in Vermont, take a look at this list of the eight oldest and most historic towns in Vermont. And if you are interested in dining at the oldest restaurant and tavern in all of Vermont, make a reservation at the Ye Olde Tavern, founded in 1790.

What are the most unique towns in Vermont? 

Montpelier, our state capital, is a very interesting and unique city in Vermont. In fact, Montpelier is the smallest U.S. capital city with roughly 8,000 inhabitants. The city is also fascinating due to its small-town charm, lack of big box stores, and position in the mountains. Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald’s. Another unique town in Vermont is Barre. With granite quarries and odd marble statues, this place is particularly unordinary. The city is also composed of four small unincorporated areas, another unusual aspect of the city.