Southern Vermont

The idea that Vermont is a quaint, green, unspoiled throwback to Norman Rockwell images is very close to the truth. It’s the historic covered bridges, white colonial homes and century-old church steeples that attract many visitors, along with mountain ranges stretching to the horizon, charming villages and gorgeous autumn colors. But Vermont has more than small town appeal; its got world-class lodging, adventurous outdoor recreation for every season, and a culinary scene that sets trends in big cities. Everything old is eventually new again, from intimate luxury lodging to artisanal foods, and in that sense, Vermont is on the cutting edge.