15 Best Things to Do in Vermont

There are two sides to Vermont.  On one hand you have activity and energy in places like Burlington, Brattleboro, or one of the many ski resorts in the state.  On the other you have the peace and reflection of small family farms, forests of maple trees, and endless ways to lose yourself.  It is this combination that makes Vermont so unique and sought after. It’s a foodie destination, a nature lovers dream come true, and a city dwellers escape into luxury.  Vermont’s appeal lies in perfectly satisfying whatever need you have.

Lets explore the best things to do in Vermont:

1. The Bennington Battle Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument

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The Bennington Battle Monument

It’s an unbelievable one minute and 14 seconds to take the elevator to the top of the Bennington Monument. At 306 feet, it’s the most visited monument in Vermont.  It’s also surrounded by the larger site, which commemorates the 1777 Battle of Bennington.  This battle is considered to have been the turning point in the American Revolution.  Every August, Vermonters celebrate Brigadier General John Starks victory over the English.  While English troops were regrouping, American forces had enough time to gather momentum and push forward to victory.  The obelisk that now commemorates the battle was built in the early 19th century and several events are held there each year.


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15 Best Things to Do in Vermont:

Vermont Country Store

  • The Bennington Battle Monument: flickr
  • Lake Champlain: flickr
  • Cedar Circle Farm: flickr
  • The Tallest Filing Cabinet: flickr
  • Robert Frost Homestead and Burial Plot: flickr
  • Shelburne Museum: flickr
  • Vermont Country Store: flickr
  • Ben & Jerry’s Factory: flickr
  • Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium: flickr
  • Bennington Museum: flickr
  • Hildene: flickr
  • Green Mountain Coffee Visitors Centre & Café: flickr
  • Rock of Ages Granite Quarry: flickr
  • The Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site: flickr
  • Brattleboro’s Farmers Markets: flickr