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To see the best of Northern Vermont in one day requires a lot of driving and a plan. Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend sticking around the ski resorts for après ski shopping and dining during the winter; summer and fall visitors will want to explore the natural beauty of the area. Visit the historic covered bridges and charming city streets of Stowe, a ski town full of specialty boutiques and country stores — we love Harvest Market for its fresh breads and sandwiches. Grab enough for a mountaintop lunch and head to Stowe’s Pinnacle Summit, a nearby hike (about two hours both ways) that offers sprawling mountain views. To see a bit more Northern Vermont, head southwest through the towns of Waitsfield and Warren to Shelburne, where you can visit the Shelburne Museum on your way west to the coast of Lake Champlain. Finish your day with a spin through the beautiful University of Vermont campus and a dinner in one many restaurants on Burlington’s Center Street.