Shires of Vermont
Quintessential New England
The Shires of Vermont Byway is named for the scenic region it passes through in southwestern Vermont. This beautiful region - nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains - has the unusual distinction of having two shire towns, historically referred to as county seats. Anchored by Bennington, the South Shire, and Manchester, the North Shire, 15 quintessential Vermont towns and villages are connected by the scenic ribbon of highway known as Historic Route 7A. Surrounded by mountains and enriched by the waters of the famous Batten Kill that runs through the valley, The Shires has long been a popular four-season destination for those seeking the authentic Vermont experience.
United by a common sense of place, history and culture, the region also possesses abundant recreational resources, a proud agricultural heritage and numerous opportunities made possible by a robust entrepreneurial spirit. A wide range of culinary, lodging and shopping experiences await curious travelers along the highways, byways, country roads, and main streets.
The people of The Shires of Vermont eager await your visit.
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