91 Attractions & Things To Do Nearby
Benson, Vermont
Bomoseen State Park

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Located in Fair Haven, VT (5 miles from Benson)

Welcome to Bomoseen State Park. The 3,576-acre park is located in the Taconic Mountains on the shores of Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely within Vermont’s borders. The Taconics are the slate-producing region of Vermont, and the area's history parallels the rise and fall of Vermont's slate industry. The park contains several quarry holes and their adjacent colorful slate rubble piles as reminders of this period. These quarries provided slate for the West Castleton Railroad and Slate Company, a complex of 60 to 70 buildings that stood between Glen Lake and Lake Bomoseen. Several slate buildings and foundations remain in the park. A self-guided Slate History Trail leads hikers through remnants of this bygone era.

(This excerpt provided by Bomoseen State Park representatives)

Beach Fishing Hiking
Mount Independence

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Located in Orwell, VT (8 miles from Benson)

Today, several trails at Mount Independence connect well-preserved remains of the Revolutionary War fortification. The trails pass through nearly three hundred acres of pasture and woodlands with spectacular vistas overlooking Lake Champlain and the surrounding countryside.

(This excerpt provided by Mount Independence representatives)

Carillon Cruises

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Located in Shoreham, VT (10 miles from Benson)

Come aboard the 60ft luxury vessel Carillon. French for Ringing Bells, this is a replica of a 1920's 1000 Island's cruise boat. Explore the historic waters of Southern Lake Champlain.

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Boating Tour
New England Maple Museum

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Located in Rutland, VT (14 miles from Benson)

The New England Maple Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Maple Country, nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, where Vermont's finest maple syrup is made.

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Vermont Marble Museum

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Located in Proctor, VT (14 miles from Benson)

We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!

(This excerpt provided by Vermont Marble Museum representatives)

Neshobe Golf Club

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Located in Brandon, VT (14 miles from Benson)

Neshobe Golf Club is one of the most popular courses in Vermont. It has been voted one of the top 100 golf courses in New England. Our much heralded layout, designed by Steve Durkee, fits naturally into a landscape of woods, farmland and rolling hills. Since 12 new holes were completed in 1996, golfers have been raving about the immaculate playing conditions, the large undulating greens, elevated tee shots, and our friendly atmosphere.

(This excerpt provided by Neshobe Golf Club representatives)

Wilson Castle

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Located in Proctor, VT (15 miles from Benson)

This architectural masterpiece was built in the middle of the 19th Century in the heart of the Green Mountains. The Castle stands as a monument to the heritage of the past.

(This excerpt provided by Wilson Castle representatives)


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