7 Stops Everyone Must Make Along Vermont’s Cheese Trail
The Vermont Cheese Trail is a cheese lover’s paradise. Known for its delectable dairy products, the best way to sample them in the Green Mountain State is to take a VT cheese tour. The Vermont Cheese Council has put together a tasty journey that visits local farms and creameries where this heavenly stuff is created. There are 49 delightful stops if you look at their map, but today we are going to highlight just a few of our favorites.
Have you visited any of these places on the cheese trail in VT? Share your experiences and photos in the comments section below. If you love your cheese with a little bit of spice, take a look at this wonderfully tasty taco trail.
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What is the scenic town in Vermont?
Out of its 237 towns, the 9,616-square-mile state has quite a few scenic towns to spend a day (or two or three!) exploring. Manchester is located in southern Vermont and in addition to its skiing (several ski resorts are under an hour from here) and hiking (both the Taconic and Green Mountain Range are accessible) opportunities, you can also visit shops, galleries, and museums. Over in Addison County, there’s Middlebury. Established in 1761, Middlebury is the perfect place to learn about Vermont and its history. Check out the 1882 Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History or the Vermont Folklife Center for history lessons and a look back into the history of Vermont.
How many state parks are in Vermont?
The Green Mountain State has 55 state parks within its borders. Grand Isle State Park is situated on Lake Champlain’s largest island and offers great outdoor opportunities, due for the most part to its proximity to the lake. Here, you can canoe, swim, sail, kayak, and fish. Not just for skiing, Smugglers’ Notch State Park is open year-round. Whether you want to do some bouldering, explore caves, bike, or hike amazing trails like Hell Brook Trail and Long Trail, you can do it here.
Are there any covered bridges in Vermont?
Anyone from Vermont knows the answer to this question. Similar to the popularity of the Vermont cheese trail, many people visit Vermont specifically to see the covered bridges. If you want to get the best bang for your buck, the town of Montgomery has a whopping six within its borders. And in Bennington County, you’ll find five bridges. Silks Road Bridge in Bennington is the oldest in the county, having been built in 1840. And Paper Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1889 (replaced in 2000) is the longest in the county at 122 feet long.