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Proctor, VT
(range: 9 miles)
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 taken from the Wilson Castle website)
Marble is an important Vermont natural resource! We hope you enjoy our introduction to the exhibit. It’s your connection to the history, science and art of Vermont Marble! 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 taken from the Vermont Marble Museum website)
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 taken from the Bomoseen State Park website)
A visit to the New England Maple Museum and Gift shop is fun and educational – it’s a truly unique experience. The history of maple sugaring from Native American to present day is depicted in over 100 feet of murals hand painted by a local artist. Our exhibits also include the most complete collection of maple sugaring artifacts in existence, as well as and dioramas and short film. Afterwards, enjoy a sampling maple syrup, the official flavor of Vermont. (This excerpt taken from the New England Maple Museum website)
Get back to nature! Plan your trip to Merck Forest and Farmland in Rupert, Vermont. Attend an event, stay overnight, or take a hike. (This excerpt taken from the Merck Forest and Farmland Center website)
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Killington, VT
(range: 18 miles)
Our 7 distinct mountain areas include Killington Peak, the second highest point in the state at 4,241 feet. Still not impressed? Ski all 212 trails and then come talk to us...if your legs ever stop burning. (This excerpt taken from the Killington website)
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Killington, VT
(range: 18 miles)
With 468 acres of skiable terrain and close to 20 miles of trails to choose from, exploration awaits.  (This excerpt taken from the Pico Mountain website)
Located conveniently between Manchester and Rutland, the park is popular for its wooded hillside campground, beach and swimming area, and nearby attractions and tourist destinations. The park surrounds 20-acre Emerald Lake, named for the emerald green color of its waters when viewed from above. (This excerpt taken from the Emerald Lake State Park website)
The Calvin Coolidge Homestead District at Plymouth Notch preserves many of the historic buildings that Coolidge knew in his youth: his birthplace, his boyhood home, the church that he attended, the homes of relatives and family friends, and the hall above his father’s old store, which he used as his office during the summer of 1924 and others. Coolidge and his wife lie amid seven generations of Coolidges in the town cemetery. (This excerpt taken from the Calvin Coolidge Homestead Distric website)
With its location at the base of Killington and Pico peaks and its close proximity to the Appalachian and Long trails, Gifford Woods State Park is a favorite of hikers. Many through-hikers pass the park on their Appalachian Trail journey from Georgia to Maine. The park is also a popular destination during the fall foliage season for its dramatic autumn colors. (This excerpt taken from the Gifford Woods State Park website)
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