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Forbes Travel Guide editors found that those traveling to Southern Vermont can expect to discover idyllic little Vermont towns, usually built around a main green, surrounded with galleries, shops and restaurants. Manchester, Woodstock, Quechee, Ludlow and others all fit the bill. Vermont is also widely known for its artisanal products — “Made In Vermont” has an aura of purity and simplicity recognized worldwide. Items that you can actually watch being made include cheeses, maple syrup, craft beers and ice cream. Southern Vermont is also known for its iconic imagery: red covered bridges spanning pristine streams, waterways seemingly made for fly-fishing, mountains covered with nothing but green foliage (or snow in winter) and a complete absence of billboards, cell towers and high-rise buildings.