Vermont May 30, 2017
These 8 Beautiful Byways In Vermont Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive
Remember when Sunday drives were the thing to do? Guess what?! In Vermont it’s STILL the thing to do! Whether you take a few hours or a few days, these VT byways will give you your fill of Vermont… and then some. Gas up, get ready, get set, GO!
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Connecticut River Byway
This beautiful byway runs along the Connecticut River and is full of wonderful architecture, historic places, river towns and many places to stop and take a moment to explore the sights. One stop we love along this route is the Montshire Museum in Norwich.
Check out this hands-on museum
2. The Crossroad of Vermont Byway
Enjoy this drive that is jam packed with classically Vermont spots. This byway is only about 50 miles, but you'll want to stop many places along the way - especially if you love festivals in the summer.
If you're looking for a charming town to explore along the way, click
to learn more about the charming town of Woodstock.
3. Green Mountain Byway
It only takes about 30 minutes to drive the Green Mountain Byway end to end, so be sure to take advantage of all the shops and restaurants on the way.
A popular spot that has to be seen at least once in your life is the Ben & Jerry's factory. Click
for more information on this great tour.
4. Lake Champlain Byway - Vermont
You'll love the stunning scenery at each and every part of the Lake Champlain Byway. It may take 2.5 hours to drive it, but you'll want to take 2.5 days (if not 2.5 weeks!) to see all there is along this path.
Along the way, a place you'll definitely want to stop and take a look is the working farm at Shelburne Farms. Click
for more information.
5. Mad River Byway
From swimming holes to easy Long Trail access, this 36 mile stretch is packed with punch. When in Waitsfield, be sure to check out the epic farmers market.
Looking for one of the best swimming holes in Vermont? Click
to find out where it is along the way.
6. Molly Stark Byway
This route in Southern Vermont isn't famous just for Molly Stark - here you'll find history about Ethan Allen, Robert Frost, and Grandma Moses. This byway is full of surprises, so don't travel too fast. You won't want to miss these sights!
There is even a haunted asylum along the way. Click
for the spooky legends revolving the Brattleboro Retreat.
7. Scenic Route 100 Byway
This byway may be known as the "Skiers Highway," but this road will take you through 20 towns and have some of the most stunning views you'll find in a single drive. It's beautiful year round, so don't wait for winter to experience this trip.
Check out why it's also one of the best routes to take in the foliage in autumn. Click
to see why we love it.
8. Stone Valley Byway
Yabba, Dabba Doo! This route takes you through some of the oldest and most impressive quarries around!
Have you ever been to a quarry? Check out this underground quarry
Do day trip destinations await? Check out these
11 very best destinations for a day trip in Vermont.