Vermont is full of affordable destinations that will make your next road trip worth your while. After all, the best things in life are free, right? Let’s check out some inexpensive road trips in VT that are awesome.
1. Shelburne Orchards
This beautiful spot is great to bring a picnic and pick your own apples or peaches. Whether you buy one or a bushel, take your time in this picturesque spot and enjoy!
2. Bread & Puppet Theater
If you'd like something a little out of the ordinary, this is the place for you. Check out the giant puppets in the 100+ year old barn at the Bread & Puppet Theater in Glover.
3. Colchester Causeway
Bring the bikes with you and take a ride on the Colchester Causeway. For a few miles you'll ride with Lake Champlain on either side and there are many spots to stop and enjoy the scenery. And get a little exercise too!
4. Rock of Ages
Head to the Granite Capital of Vermont, Barre. Here you can tour the Rock of Ages quarry and don't miss a trip to the Hope Cemetery. Here you'll find artful monuments made from granite from the Rock of Ages Quarry.
The 165 foot gorge is great to admire from above but it's an easy hike to the bottom to check it out from a different perspective. There is also a huge antique mall in Quechee that you'll love wandering around.
6. Bennington Museum
There is no shortage of things to see and do here! You'll find the largest collection of Grandma Moses Paintings, along with her schoolhouse and many interesting works of art. But it's not all inside! The George Aiken Wildflower Walking Trail should not be missed!
7. Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market
There is no charge to go to a farmers market, so head to the Brattleboro Area Farmers Market each Saturday. You'll find over 50 vendors offering fresh produce, flowers, meats, baked goods, crafts, gifts and globe-spanning prepared foods. Get a massage and listen to live music while the kids play in the children's area. It's up to you to decide how much you'd like to spend, and there are some great deals here!
8. Vermont Country Store
This gem of a shop in Weston is a popular spot for tours and travelers alike. There is so much to see it's like a museum. Pick something up or just enjoy the sights and samples, see why everyone raves about the Vermont Country Store.
9. The town of Chester
Calling all architecture fans! You'll love wandering around the picture perfect town of chester. Check out the stone homes and Victorian architecture and fall in love with the place.
10. Dog Mountain
Bring your favorite four legged friend for a day of adventure on Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. Be sure to stop into the Dog Chapel to pay respects to the pups who've passed away. All dogs go to heaven, right?
There is so much to do here! Check out the waterfall in the middle of town, go wine tasting at the Lincoln Peak Winery, check out the Otter Creek Brewing Company and see the horses at the Morgan Horse Farm. You'll love the artsy campus of the beautiful Middlebury College, too.