Attractions June 05, 2019
These 8 Vermont Towns Have The Silliest Names But Are So Worth A Visit
You know what they say: don’t judge a book by its cover, or a town by its ridiculous name. These Vermont towns have quirky names that might make you do a double-take, but they’re pretty awesome places to check out.
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1. Satans Kingdom
The settlement of Satans Kingdom is located within Leicester in Addison County. Whoever named this patch of Earth certainly had strong feelings about the area. Today, Lake Dunmore in Leicester is a great spot to hang out on a warm summer’s day. And if you feel like relocating to Satans Kingdom, you should know that the town’s motto is "A Great Place to Live."
Mosquitoville is located in the town of Barnet. We’re not saying there are mosquitos there, but the name isn’t an accident. Nevertheless, Barnet itself is a charming town of about 1,700 people that borders the beautiful Connecticut River.
3. Bread Loaf
We know what you’re thinking. Living in Bread Loaf must be tough for low-carb dieters. This unincorporated community is located within Ripton, a sleepy town of just about 600 people in the scenic Green Mountains. Stop by Ripton to check out the Robert Frost Cabin and the Bread Load Writer’s Conference.
Birdland is a small settlement on North Hero Island. It’s home to an Amish community and a beautiful place to wander, especially since it's so close to the water.
Fancy a trip to Egypt? If you live in Vermont, you can be there and back in time for dinner. The little community of Egypt is located near Lyndon and Burke. It’s essentially just a small stretch of road, but the scenery is beautiful and there are hardly any angry mummies.
Heaven is palace on Earth. At least, it is if you live in Eden, Vermont. This little community is home to breathtaking fall foliage and quite rural charm.
Moscow is a tiny unincorporated community in the town of Stowe, Lamoille County. It’s named after (surprise, surprise) the Russian city. Moscow, Vermont offers gorgeous mountain scenery and quiet country charm. Though to be perfectly honest, both Moscows are probably equally cold in the winter.
Sodom, Vermont was presumably named after the doomed and sinful kingdom mentioned in the Book of Genesis. It’s hard to understand why someone thought it was a good idea to name this sleepy Vermont community after a place so terrible that God destroyed it with brimstone and fire. Luckily, the town was renamed Adamant in the early 1900s and is now a lovely place to wander and explore.
How many of these towns have you visited? Let us know in the comments. For more of the wackiest places to visit in Vermont, check out
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