With its rolling farmland, picturesque small villages and famed fall foliage, Vermont represents quintessential New England to many. Nearly 80 percent of the state is covered in pristine forest, punctuated by steepled churches, village greens and Colonial-era houses. The state boasts America's densest collection of craft brewers, as well as four seasons outdoor recreation of all sorts.
We asked a panel of Vermont travel writers to nominate their favorite state attractions, and for the past four weeks, our readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Vermont Attraction are as follows:
- Dog Mountain - Saint Johnsbury
- Shelburne Museum - Shelburne
- Kingdom Trails - East Burke
- Church Street Marketplace - Burlington
- Shelburne Farms - Shelburne
- Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour and Ice Cream Shop - Waterbury
- Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Park - Woodstock
- Hildene - Manchester
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Erica Houskeeper (www.happyvermont.com), Eric D. Lehman, Larry Olmsted (Real Food/Fake Food) and Jen Rose Smith (jenrosesmith.com) were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of travel in Vermont.
Congratulations to all these winning attractions.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo