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Welcome to Vermont's Byways

Your Key to Vermont

Travel along Vermont's scenic byways and discover the shortest route to meeting the people and places that make Vermont such a special place.

The best way to experience Vermont is to tour the roadways that wind through the mountains and meet in the valleys. These are the roads that take travelers through Vermont's forests and farmland to historic villages and towns that are vibrant hubs of culture, commerce, and recreation.

Vermont's 10 designated byways range in length from 14 miles to more than 400 miles. An exploration can range from an afternoon to an entire summer.

Tour the byways by car, motorcycle, bicycle, or train. Any mode of transportation on Vermont’s byways provides access to museums, art galleries, antique auctions, and curio shops. Trailheads, swimming holes, waterfalls, hikes, and valley views await travelers at every bend. Side excursions unearth the sublime, such as world-class music festivals and outdoor events of every kind. Delightfully down-to-earth occasions to break bread with locals include country diners, farm stands, and church suppers. Each stop along the way creates memories that linger long after the vacation ends.

Themed itineraries are available to jumpstart Vermont byway adventures. For foodies seeking local flavors, there's Chews & Brews. Arts & Culture reveals Vermont's creative spirit, while History & Heritage shares the state's varied past. For physical pursuits from mild to wild, Outdoor Recreation serves it up. Access these itineraries for each of Vermont’s 10 designated byways and start planning a byways journey today.

For entertaining and educational commentary along the way, download the Gypsy Guide before hitting the road. Explore the Vermont Scenic Route 100 Byway, the Mad River Byway, and the Green Mountain Byway as though a personal tour guide were leading the way. Download the Vermont Route 100 Byway Gypsy Guide on the App Store or Google Play.  

For more information about Vermont’s byways, click on the links below to access each byway directly.

For information about exploring Vermont’s byways by rail, visit www.vermontvacation.com/amtrak.

To order a free copy of the Explore Vermont Byways brochure, visit www.vermontvacation.com/traveler-info and select Historic/Scenic Byways to have the brochure mailed with your request.