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Connecticut River Byway

Vermont's National Scenic Byway

Carved between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire is 410 miles of the historic Connecticut River. Alongside the river runs the Connecticut River Byway, Vermont’s only designated National Byway.

Because rivers were once the predominant corridors of settlement, industry and commerce, it’s no wonder that the byway includes museums, historic sites and architecture. River towns are still vital centers today, and offer unique dining and shopping in renovated historic buildings. There are also crafts and antique shops, galleries, theater and a wide range of festivals.

The river, its tributaries and the valley land offer excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, biking, hiking and much more. Pastoral vistas abound.

Comfortably spaced along the byway are Waypoint Centers that provide a wealth of information and travel amenities, guiding visitors to dining and lodging, locally-made products, recreational opportunities and off-the-beaten track recommendations.


The Connecticut River Byway is home to thriving Vermont downtowns and businesses, beautiful river views and outdoor recreation. Find your way around with this map.


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The Connecticut River Byway is a two-state, 500 mile byway, spanning the west and east shores of the Connecticut River. Beautiful scenery along the byway includes charming villages and landscape of riverside farmlands.

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Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.