The Most Vermont Town Ever And Why You Need To Visit
The town of Shaftsbury in the Shires of Vermont has just about everything you could ever hope to find in a quintessential spot in the Green Mountain State. Let’s take a look at the most VT town ever and a few things you’ll find in this magical place.
Shaftsbury is one of the very first towns chartered in Vermont. You'll find historic places and classic architecture throughout this town in the Shires of Vermont.
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
This lovely State Park is like a dream! You'll find great seasonal winter sporting, the warmer months bring activities such as non-motorized boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, wildlife watching and camping.
Don't let the summer pass you by without a stop at the beach within the Lake Shaftsbury State Park! There are boat rentals, a snack bar, beach, restroom, play area and picnic area. You'll even find a large open pavilion with electricity, grills, tables and chairs.
Maple Open House Weekend
You've got to love a place that opens all the sugar house doors to invite visitors to watch the magic happen. The 2018 Maple Open House Weekend is on March 24th and 25th.
In addition to shops like The Chocolate Barn that have mouthwatering sweet treats, Shaftsbury has a farmers market and more that produce fresh food for farm to table meals throughout the area.
Lace up your hiking boots and take advantage of all the hiking trails with wonderful views.
The streams here are a great place for trout fishing. Bring the kids to one of the ponds by Airport Road as well as the old Whipple Mill which are stocked each year. It's the perfect place for kids to experience the excitement of their first catch!
Robert Frost Trail
This wonderful trail extends is about 2 miles from Lake Paran in North Bennington to Route 7A in Shaftsbury. It passes through the woods where Frost owned a farm and wrote some of his most famous works such as "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
From sunrise to sunset, the stunning scenery in Shaftsbury will never disappoint.
You’ll love checking out the most VT town ever, and just a short drive away you can explore
one of the most unique towns in America. Combine them for one incredible day trip!
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