Lamoille County is situated in the beautiful Green Mountains of North-Central Vermont about an hours drive south of Burlington on Interstate 89 and forty-five minutes north from Montpelier, the State Capital, on Interstate 89. One town and eleven villages make up the Lamoille Valley region with world-renowned Stowe, Vermont being the most widely known and recognized area in the Region. Stowe is the home of Vermont's highest Mountain - Mount Mansfield. For hundreds of years the Mountain has been a magnet for those seeking rest and relaxation on its slopes. To drive through Smuggler's Notch (bootlegger corridor back in the day!) is spectacular and should not be missed (the Notch closes during the winter depending upon the weather ... be sure to check for closure dates so as not to be disappointed!) The towns and villages in our Region offer an array of activities - think skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, antiquing, concerts in the Park, horseback riding, sleigh rides, country farms and farm stands, interesting farmers' markets where one will experience the bounty of the land as well as a delightful array of Vermont artisians displaying and selling product. You will be delighted with our many lodging, shopping and dining options! The much anticipated Rail Trail will be opening (approximately Fall of 2015) and offers an exceptional experience to those who enjoy walking, hiking, bicycling along the old railroad bed The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) is the 93 mile Railbanked right-of-way of the old St. Johnsbury and Lamoille Valley Railroad - now owned by the State of Vermont and operated by the Vermont Association of Snowmobilers. The trail runs through 15 communities and forms connections to many other trails in those communities. Much of the trail is open to winter sports but the non-winter trail is a work in prograss with parts open and parts to be opened. Visit:www.lvrt.org for updated information.
And...OUR COVERED BRIDGES ..... a brief history - Vermont's covered bridges cross rivers and time to provide a nostalgic link to the past. Unfortunately, the disastrous flood of 1927 destroyed almost 200 of the nearly 500 bridges in just one single event. Most of the surviving bridges were replaced with modern structures able to carry heavier loads. The original bridges were dismantled or by-passed. Others fell vistim to arson or neglect, yet some 100 covered bridge still remin in Vermont at various stages of historic authenticity. The 13 historic covered bridges in Lamoille County are the greatest number of any county in Vermont. Tour the bridges for a step back in time and a trip down memory lane (for some!). Call 801 888 7607 for more information (that's the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce.)
The Region hosts many annual events that include craft shows, antique and car shows, the British Invasion, harvest festivals, Oktoberfest (rated one of the top 10 events in the State); Rocktoberfest (a family oriented fun-filled day in the streets of Morrisville); sporting events, parades, balloon festival, performing arts, community theater, and art exhibits. Lodging in our region varies from high-end resorts with world class spa facilities and conference space to unique and comfortable bed and breakfast properties, Vermont country inns, motels and great camping locations. The Region is also a world-class wedding destination!
In addition to the four-season recreational opportunities that abound in the Region, our villages are bursting with commerce. The Region has a strong and varied industrial base that includes the manufaturing of wonderful Vermont products (think maple syrup, cheese, breweries, distilleries, peanut butter, pottery, furniture, and much more). It is a unique experience to visit our area ... an experience that will send you home with many precious memories. And to those who decide to live or re-locate in Lamoille County, be assured that our Region has a strong, and growing, industrial base; our health care facilities are excellent, we offer exceptional educational options both public and private; our churches are many, diverse and welcoming! Our vibrant and traditional hospitality industry is the engine that drives our Region's economy. That industry, together with our vibrant and growing commerce base, combine to make the Lamoille County Region a beautiful and charming place to
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