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Eureka Schoolhouse stands as the oldest one-room schoolhouse in Vermont, and one of the few surviving 18th-century public buildings in the state. Reconstructed in its current location in 1968, Eureka Schoolhouse was built about 1790 to serve Springfield’s first village settlement. Tradition holds that this building was erected because of the efforts of four families to have a local school. It was constructed by William Bettergneau, an early inhabitant of Springfield supporting himself as a beaver trapper. (This excerpt taken from the Eureka Schoolhouse website)
Travel back in time to Plantation Number 4, once the northwesternmost village within the British colonies. Our reconstruction of the village grounds is dedicated to bringing the history of the Upper Valley of the Connecticut River to life through engaging reenactments, educational activities, and one-of-a-kind historical experiences. (This excerpt taken from the The Fort at No.4 website)
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Londonderry, VT
(range: 10 miles)
People often ask, what makes Magic so different? It all starts with the mountain itself. When Hans Thorner was searching Vermont to start a ski area in the late 1950s, he found Glebe Mountain. It’s ridge lines and steep topography reminded him of his native Swiss Alps. The trails he cut for Magic are naturally narrow and twisting and descend 1,500 heart-pumping vertical feet to our two Summit lifts—true vertical skiing. Combined with tree-skiing from boundary-to-boundary, Magic’s terrain is what separates this ski area from all others in southern Vermont and the East Coast—virtually unchanged since the 1960s. (This excerpt taken from the Magic Mountain website)
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Ludlow, VT
(range: 11 miles)
Okemo Mountain Resort and the surrounding area is the outdoor enthusiasts dream come true. The wintertime brings exceptional Vermont skiing and snowboarding on snow that is known as one of the best skiing and riding surfaces in the East year after year. While other mountains talk a big game, we've proven that it takes a lot of pipe, water and power - with highly trained, completely dedicated teams at the reins - to make it happen. (This excerpt taken from the Okemo Mountain Resort website)
Arrowhead Recreation Area in Claremont, NH provides an area for tubing, skiing and snowboarding. Equipment rentals and lessons are available. Easy to access from Newport, NH, Charlestown, NH, Unity, NH, Sunapee, NH, Ascutney, VT and Lebanon, NH. (This excerpt taken from the Arrowhead Recreation Area website)
Stratton Mountain officially opened on December 29, 1961 with three lifts, eight trails and 22 inches of fresh snow. Skiing had arrived. Golf and tennis soon followed. Designed by noted golf course architect Geoffrey Cornish, the Stratton course opened for play in 1964. Through the years, Stratton has grown into a vibrant resort Village. Today generations of friends and family come home to Stratton, sharing the fun, adventure, progression, the stories ... (This excerpt taken from the Stratton Mountain website)
Flanking 3,144-foot high Mt. Ascutney to the north, south and east, the park is a favorite of many outdoor enthusiasts and sightseers. (This excerpt taken from the Mount Ascutney State Park website)
The American Precision Museum combines the atmosphere of an original 19th century factory building with a world-class collection of historic machines. The 1846 armory building, the “Shaping America” exhibition and accompanying programs explore industrial history in the context of innovation, creative problem solving, and the impact of precision manufacturing on American history and culture. (This excerpt taken from the American Precision Museum website)
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Peru, VT
(range: 17 miles)
Bromley is your family-friendly 4-season Vermont resort offering diverse ski terrain, lesson programs and slopeside lodging, plus exciting summer attractions. (This excerpt taken from the Bromley website)
The Old Constitution House is the birthplace of Vermont. On July 8, 1777, the first Constitution of the “Free and Independent State of Vermont” was adopted here in what was then Elijah West’s tavern. The noteworthy constitution was the first in America to prohibit slavery and the first to establish universal suffrage for men without the requirements of property ownership or specific income for voting rights. The Vermont Constitution was also the first to establish a system of public schools. (This excerpt taken from the The Old Constitution House website)
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