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The Crossroad of Vermont Byway

Classically Vermont

For a classic Vermont excursion, plan on at least a day to cover this 50-mile, east-west route across mid-Vermont.

Visitors discover Vermont's historic relationship to the land at places like the Billings Farm & Museum, a working 1890's dairy farm, and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, the only national park to tell the story of conservation history. And for the remarkable resources beneath the land’s surface, the Vermont Marble Museum provides a rich history of the state’s marble industry.

Recreational resources abound all along the Byway, for both the active or passive traveler. Killington and Mendon provide four-season mountain activities, and there are hundreds of scenic views along the Ottauquechee River.

Cities, towns and villages offer a huge range of restaurant choices and lodgings, as well as galleries, breweries, specialty shops, theater and music. During the warmer months there are a variety of outdoor festival and concerts.

downhill skiing

Outdoor Recreation

From river swimming holes, scenic overlooks and birding sites, to mountain skiing and biking, golfing, skating and hiking--there really is something for everyone.

tasting at Long Trail Brewery

Chews & Brews

Grab a sandwich and frosty beer at Long Trail Brewery, or enjoy a stellar meal at Simon Pearce in Quechee. There are culinary memories to be made along the Crossroads Byway.

Woodstock

History & Heritage

Like Woodstock, pictured here, the towns themselves are full of history. Keep an eye out for old mill buildings located along rivers to access water power, and stately buildings that may have been the homes of mill owners. For more history, be sure to visit the region's excellent history museums.

glassblowing demonstration at Simon Pearce

Arts & Culture

Where to start? Among the many that deserve recommendations are the White River Valley Player’s live theatre, the Center for Cartoon Studies gallery and library, and the outdoor sculpture at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. But this just skims the surface…

Learn more about some of the Crossroad of Vermont communities and regions: Hartford, Woodstock, Killington and Rutland.