Vermont Road Trip: Top 5 Places to Visit

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
February 14, 2022
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covered bridge in winter

Vermont is home to friendly people and a great deal of wildlife of northern America. There are many places to visit and interesting restaurants to dine at but we wanted to narrow down our top 5 picks for places to visit in Vermont.

Things To Do In Vermont

Here are 5 things to do in Vermont on your exciting Vermont Road Trip.

01 Lake Champlain

The beautiful lake Champlain is home to 318 bird species and boasts 80 species of bass. Making it one of the best places to go bass fishing in the US. The lake is 120 miles long and 12 miles wide at its widest point. Offering the wildlife and the public a wonderful 587 miles of shoreline to enjoy. The islands inside the lake add up to 71 where many species of birds like the common tern make their nests. The lake is also the main source of drinking water for most of the wildlife and 200,000 people that live in the area.

The lake is easy to cross over and gives you direct access to New York state and the province of Quebec in Canada since the lake goes through all of these territories. When visiting the lake you can go and enjoy the fishing, paddle boating, hiking, and amazing food at the lakeside restaurants.  

02 Cold Hollow Cider Mill

This is a must stop for people wanting to experience an old cider mill. To tour the property is free of charge. You can go ahead and take your time embracing each aspect of the cider milling process. The Cold Hollow Cider Mill also boasts a lovely rural style restaurant with a gift shop where you can buy a little taste of cider or a little souvenir.

The Mill is very child-friendly and can accommodate large groups of people. Here you can learn about how each ingredient is grown and how it is used in an eco-friendly process. For adults there is a cider tasting room that has been noted as a great place to relax.

03 Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

For an incredible two or three day stop over you should consider the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa. This resort has some amazing activities that could keep you busy for days on end. The spa at Stoweflake offers world-class salon services along with 150 signature natural remedies. Here you can also enjoy a game of golf with a range of dining optionsat your fingertips. A unique and fun activity at Stoweflake is the Stoweflake Balloon Festival where you get to view a spectacular Hot Air Balloon parade. Plus you have the option of taking a balloon ride yourself.

04 Killington Resort

Killington Resort is a fabulous choice for a stop on your road trip, especially if you are a ski enthusiast. There are a number of excellent spots to ski or snowboard to your heart’s content. If you are not familiar with either but want to give it a try then still go and get lessons from top notch instructors. A particularly fun and quirky activity is to take a tour of the mountains and learn about the fascinating history of the area. You can also have a great lunch at The Wobbly Barn or treat yourself a bit at the spa, and lastly shopping a large collection of outdoor wear.

05 Downtown Rutland

For a joyous city experience we would recommend Rutland. A little known gem of Vermont that has so much art, culture, food, and history to offer visitors. Home to the state’s largest all year farmer’s market and filled with intriguing art installations. A unique feature is the engaging children’s museum, which makes this a great destination for families. For a pleasant afternoon or morning you can take in the gardens before getting a meal at one of the awesome restaurants.

Plan your Trip

No matter how you decide to travel to Vermont it is important to plan your trip and make sure you have all the essentials on hand. Packing with a checklist can often alleviate some of the stress of traveling.

If you were to drive to Vermont, something to include in your list of important items would be an extended car warranty or vehicle service contract. This will ensure that you will have protection in the event of a mechanical breakdown. With an extended warranty plan you can be sure that you will have the repairs covered for critical mechanical damage. On top of this you get great added benefits that include roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, and gas delivery services should you get stuck on the side of the road. Find out more on our blog or search for your specific vehicle on the Chaiz search tool.

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