The name Vermont often invokes visions straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, and luckily we have been able to maintain much of that picturesque charm today. America is made up of small towns, and lucky for us, Vermont is chock full of them. Small towns are sometimes overlooked, yet often provide the greatest insights into local culture and enable travelers to engage with locals in uncommon ways.  Be prepared to drive to these towns, since the best places are typically off the beaten path, but this will allow you to explore Vermont at your own pace and enjoy every bit. Here are 17 picturesque small towns in Vermont that are absolutely delightful.

What is your favorite picturesque town in Vermont? Let us know and have fun exploring the Green Mountain State.

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What is Vermont known for?

First and foremost, the Green Mountain State is known for being absolutely beautiful. With small towns and villages, rolling hills, gorgeous mountains, and sprawling lakes, it's hard to imagine any better scenery anywhere else! On top of that, Vermont is known for its food. World-famous cheddar cheeses, outstanding maple syrup, and ice cream that comes from our creameries and farms are just a few of the delicious treats you'll find up here. You'll also find plenty of outdoor recreation, and Vermont is known for having the best ski resorts in the East.

Where is the best place to live in Vermont?

Vermont is lucky to have so many small communities that make for great home towns! In Norwich, it seems like everyone knows their neighbors. In Charlotte, gardens and great schools draw families to enjoy town. Williston offers close proximity to Burlington's amenities while still maintaining that rural town feel.

What are the most beautiful places in Vermont?

Lake Champlain is an iconic body of water that's frequently called the most beautiful place in Vermont. We're also partial to Brattleboro's charming wildflowers and covered bride, the scenic Mad River area in Fayston, Green Mountain National Forest, and the ski areas like Stowe, Killington, Mount Snow, and Smuggler's Notch.