This area is the gateway to Vermont. As you leave the rolling hills and valleys of the Berkshires, you’ll begin ascending the foothills of the Green Mountains. This mountainous, though extremely accessible region is the outdoor lovers paradise. The many ski areas and resorts in this region, such as Mount Snow, Bromley and Stratton mountains, are world-famous, world class destinations. In addition to the great skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, skating and snowmobiling are all accomodated like nowhere else.
Inthe summer, the areas all double as a paradisefor water lovers with wonderful fishing, canoeing, sailing, swimming and water-skiing in the many pristine lakes, streams, ponds and rivers.
In the fall, the foliage is breathtaking, to be enjoyed on the trail on foot or on bike, by car on the many marked itineraries, or by bus or horse-drawn wagon on a guided tour.
As a distraction, the area is famous for its affordable shopping – factory outlets, specialty stores, antique shops and art galleries abound. The area surrounding the beautiful town of Brattleboro is still an active manufacturing community and the company stores offer great value.
There are festivals of all kinds, year round: harvest gatherings, art and theater festivals, antique and flea markets, you name it! And one of the most unique features and best ways to visit is on the Amtrak train which runs from Washngton, D.C. into the area. You can even bring your bike on the train, disembark and explore an area, and get back on the next one to head onto another town.
By car, by train, by bike or on foot, this is the destination for anyone looking for a great vacation.