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In downtown Burlington, the state's newest Vermont historic marker stands at the birthplace of the Green Mountain Club. Of the nearly 300 Vermont historic markers across the state, the Green Mountain Club's plaque is where James P. Taylor originally conceived of The Long Trail. Taylor founded...

The 20-mile stretch between North Clarendon and Ludlow on Route 103 winds along the rocky Mill River and meanders through the tiny unincorporated village of Cuttingsville before curving to the southeast. If not for a yellow blinking light and a couple of signs, the town...

The Elmore Store on Route 12 is where you can pick up the mail and buy everything from a cup of coffee to a quart of milk to sausage pizza. Located across the street from The Elmore School—Vermont’s last one-room schoolhouse—the general store has been in...

Burlington is where Ben & Jerry’s was born and the home of Burton Snowboards. Bernie Sanders was elected mayor here, and Vermont’s first female governor, Madeline Kunin, launched her political career at Burlington City Hall. With a population of about 40,000 people, Burlington—Vermont’s largest city—is home...