VERMONT DAY TRIPS!!!

Trip One! North-Western Vermont  Approx. 4 hours non-stop, please keep in mind you may spend anywhere from 20 minutes to and hour+ at each stop, it’s completely up to you!

  • 1st stop: Cabot Creamery Visitor Center   At our Visitors Center in Cabot, where we began in 1919, you can join a factory tour, watch talented cheese makers create our award-winning cheddars, and enjoy plenty of samples — all in one of the most scenic spots in America. Our visitors say the drive alone is worth it!
  • 2nd stop: Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory!    Visit the Ben & Jerry’s Waterbury Factory and learn how Ben & Jerry’s gets so much deliciousness into every scoop! Take our 30-minute guided factory tour and learn how we make ice cream and how we put our values into action at every step of the process. It’s great for all ages, and a fantastic activity for the family. Plus, enjoy your favorite flavor – or try a new one! – at our full-service Scoop Shop
  • 3rd stop: Rock Of Ages Granite Quarry  It is among the oldest rock on earth.  Hidden deep beneath the ground’s surface, granite unmasks itself only after the softer, upper layers of dirt and rock have worn away, allowing its strength and power to be revealed.
    Granite is a rock for the ages – a rock that has withstood the test of time.
    Rock of Ages has set the standard in stone worldwide.  No one is more experienced in providing higher quality granite and versatile service than Rock of Ages, and no one stands behind the projects they produce like Rock of Ages.
    Granite is forever

    • The guided quarry tour takes you to an overlook of Smith Granite Quarry, at nearly 600 feet deep, we believe it to be the largest operating deep-hole, dimension granite quarry in the world.
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Trip Two!! South-West Vermont.  This 164 Mile Trip takes approx. 4 hours non-stop, please keep in mind you may spend anywhere from 20 minutes to and hour+ at each stop, it’s completely up to you!

  • 1st stop: VINS Nature Center – The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee State Park, features 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, 4 exhibit spaces, 2 classrooms, and ¾ miles of interpretive nature trails. VINS places a priority on making high-quality, compelling, and fun environmental education programs and learning opportunities accessible to more people and communities.
  • 2nd stop: Simon Pearce Flagship Store, Restaurant, Bar + Glassblowing Workshop. Perched atop the falls of the Ottauquechee River, overlooking a covered bridge, our flagship in Quechee also offers glassblowing demonstrations, a renowned restaurant, and bar.
  • 3rd stop:  Quechee Gorge, known as “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon”, is one of New England’s most popular natural wonders. Over 200,000 yearly visitors enjoy the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, fishing and canoeing the river, hiking trails, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
  • 4th stop:  Harpoon Brewery Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden. See what’s brewing at Harpoon! The Harpoon Riverbend Taps and Beer Garden, located in the same building as the brewery itself, offers a full selection of Harpoon beers straight from the source along with delicious food to pair with your pint. Enjoy a beer inside the brewery overlooking our bottling line or outside in our outdoor Beer Garden area!
  • 5th stop:  Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge.  This is the longest wooden covered bridge in the United States and the longest two-span covered bridge in the world.
  • 6th stop:  Saint Gaudens National Historic Site.  Discover the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. See over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.
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