The 10 Most Incredible Natural Attractions In Vermont That Everyone Should Visit

Vermont is a state that’s known for its vast array of scenic spots, and we simply love exploring them all. The sublime scenery, natural wonders, beautiful hiking trails, and picture-perfect mountains and valleys — Vermonters truly have endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. We’re sharing some of our absolute favorite natural attractions in Vermont — places every artist and adventurer must visit.

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Vermont, we love you. How many of these natural attractions in Vermont have you visited? If you’re up for more adventure, we have another glorious natural attraction for you, and it’s like something out of a dream.

Address: Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT, USA
Address: Quechee Gorge, Hartford, VT 05001, USA
Address: Dorset, VT, USA
Address: 3919 VT-100, Warren, VT 05674, USA
Address: Camel's Hump, Huntington, VT 05462, USA
Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
Address: Mt Ascutney, Windsor, VT 05089, USA
Address: Half Moon Pond State Park, 1621 Black Pond Rd, Hubbardton, VT 05743, USA
Address: Barre, VT 05641, USA
Address: Glastenbury Mountain, Glastenbury, VT 05262, USA
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Must-Visit Natural Attractions in Vermont

January 22, 2021

What are the most beautiful places in Vermont?

Vermont is certainly full of picture-perfect places. There are crystal clear mountain lakes, majestic mountains, babbling brooks, Hallmark-movie-level charming towns — seriously, it’s the most beautiful state! Lake Champlain ranks at the top of the list. Whether you enjoy the scenery, boating, beaching or fishing, there is certainly something that everyone can enjoy when they spend time on this beautiful lake. (Also, cool fact alert: Lake Champlain is actually part of three states: Vermont, New York, and Quebec, and two countries, Canada and United States. But most of the Lake Champlain is in the United States.)

Does Vermont have any natural wonders?

Vermont is well known for its beautiful barns and bridges, but there are many natural wonders to be admired, too. Take the Quechee Gorge, for example. Quechee Gorge State Park is one of Vermont’s most popular natural areas. The focal point of the park is the gorge that drops as far as 165 feet to the rapids of the Ottauquechee River. It’s the state’s deepest gorge, formed by glacial activity approximately 13,000 years ago. Quechee Gorge is also referred to as “Vermont’s Grand Canyon,” and is easily one of the most incredible natural wonders to visit in Vermont.

What are some scenic drives in Vermont?

If you’re in the mood for a road trip, you’ll find lots of options in The Green Mountain State. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites here, but we highly recommend taking Route 103 – The Connecticut River to the Valley of Vermont. This scenic drive will take you through historic towns surrounded by beautiful architecture, including Rockingham, the Vermont Country Store, Chester, Cavendish, Proctorsville, Ludlow, and Cuttingsville. Buckle up and enjoy the journey!

Address: Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT, USA
Address: Quechee Gorge, Hartford, VT 05001, USA
Address: Dorset, VT, USA
Address: 3919 VT-100, Warren, VT 05674, USA
Address: Camel's Hump, Huntington, VT 05462, USA
Address: 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
Address: Mt Ascutney, Windsor, VT 05089, USA
Address: Half Moon Pond State Park, 1621 Black Pond Rd, Hubbardton, VT 05743, USA
Address: Barre, VT 05641, USA
Address: Glastenbury Mountain, Glastenbury, VT 05262, USA