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.
The Castle has been the home of five generations of the Wilson family. It's design is a blend of European styles. Part of the estate is presently in the Wilson Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, to preserve its longevity.
The facade of the Castle is set with English brick and marble, and is dominated by nineteen open proscenium arches and shadowed by a towering turret, parapet, and balcony.
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Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains our ice cream factory sits on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range heading North from the town of Waterbury. Our guided factory tours are fun and educational for all ages. We offer guests the opportunity to learn about the production process and how the Company's three part-mission statement is incorporated into day-to-day business decisions.
Our tour begins in the Cow Over the Moon theater with a company history moo-vie. Find out how two childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, turned a $5.00 correspondence course on ice. . .
The Museum preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives. The American Precision Museum, housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory, now holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation.
The Museum preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives. The American Precision Museum, housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armor. . .
Our company culture focuses on respecting each other and our environment. Our aspirations encourage life-enhancing experiences and ensure the sustainability of our company. Combining these principles and goals gives us pride, purpose and opportunity.
As a group, we strive to make our resort a rewarding place to work. Individually, we aspire to communicate openly and often, supporting an environment of sensitivity and trust.
Sharing our passions and the mountain culture creates the energy to reach others in a meaningful way. Being a member of Stowe Mountain Resort provides each of us the . . .
Visit the sugarhouse and learn how maple trees are tapped in the spring and how maple syrup is made. Display is open year round, although the actual maple syrup making season is in March and April.
Sample four grades of Pure Vermont maple syrup at the farm and let our family explain the process of making syrup and the differences in the grades.
See our workroom where we hand wrap and hand wax the cheese, making our cheese suitable to carry or ship home.
Enjoy personal service while sampling fourteen cheeses including Sharp Cheddar Cheese aged over three years and Hickory and Maple . . .
Welcome to Santa's Land, a safe, friendly park designed for family fun! Located in the beautiful foothills of Southern Vermont, Santa's Land has been a popular New England travel destination for over 50 years! Come see us on your next trip!
Everyone loves the North Pole Village at Santa's Land! Visit Santa in his home, enjoy some homemade fudge at Santa's Sweet Shoppe or enjoy a Christmas film in the Ding-Dong School House! There's yummy treats in the Candy Cane Cupboard and fun games in the arcade!
Santa's Land has an array of safe, unimposing amusements for young children. Full, . . .
The concept of the Church Street Marketplace originated as early as 1958 as part of a series of urban renewal discussions. During the summer of 1971, a one-day, experimental street fair was held on four blocks of Church Street, and approximately 15,000 persons attended. The success of the street fair was taken as a demonstration of the feasibility of a mall.
By late 1971, Patrick Robins, president of the Downtown Burlington Development Association and local architect Bill Truex (then chairman of the City's Planning Commission) recognized the potential of the mall. With their guidance, a se. . .
Both the upper and lower sections of McLaughlin Falls are plunges, with the upper being 15 feet in drop and the lower 10 feet. At the top plunge, the waters of Eddy Brook fall into a shallow yellow pool, with lots of bubbling whitewater, although the bottom plunge is more of a visual treat. Water flows over a flat ledge, creating a plunge with very little water deviating from the rest of the river's path. Below is a large, dark-green colored pool, about 25 feet in diameter. Running along the edges of the pool is a nice rocky beach perfect for a picnic or for setting up the tripod and composing. . .
If you're looking to plan your next vacation at our Vermont resort, book our Meet the von Trapps Package, check out our new blog, where staff members (and a von Trapp or two) gives you the insider's view of what's happening at the Lodge. If you have a specific date or interest, we have a number of seasonal and ongoing specials, from our online specials to our Winter Wellness Package. And once you've found what you're looking for, you can save parts of our site in your own scrapbook and share with your family. You can grab pictures, text, almost anything for a unique snapshot of your upcoming V. . .
Mad River Glen became one of Vermont's first major ski areas when the Single Chair began carrying skiers to the top of General Stark Mountain in 1948. From the very beginning, Mad River Glen has been unique, a place where skiing is a sport not an industry, working with nature not against it. Mad River Glen began a new era in 1995 when its skiers came together to form the Mad River Glen Cooperative. In an age when the ski industry is becoming increasingly consolidated and homogenized, America's only skier-owned major mountain bucks the trend by remaining independent and preserving a brand of sk. . .
Robert Trent Jones Sr. paid a visit to Sugarbush in 1961 and decided to offer his expertise in designing the Resort's golf course. Mr. Jones is one of history's great masters of golf course architecture and his legendary talent is apparent in every one of the 18 holes of the Sugarbush Golf Club. Designed with remarkable respect for the natural surroundings, this par-71 course is as beautiful as the game itself. You will experience a golf journey through the hilltops of the Mad River Valley, featuring inspiring views at every tee, making each hole a story unto itself. West Hill House B&B will a. . .
One of the most beautiful soaring sites in the United States is nestled in the Mad River Valley here in Warren. Spring, Summer and Fall are great times to take to the skies over the Valley. Sugarbush Airport, on the east side of the valley, is a well-known glider airport and home to Sugarbush Soaring. It's sometimes the venue for National Championship Soaring events. The sailplanes are beautiful to see, up close on the ground, or in the air, gliding silently overhead. The airport provides sightseeing rides - a particular joy during foliage time. For more timid souls, it's a treat to go to the . . .
On a warm summer's day where better to be than on the water? We have made arrangements with Clearwater Sports to give you the opportunity to see the Mad River Valley from the water! They will provide all the equipment you need and full instructions. Then they will be your guides as you explore the river, or get you set up to go off on your own. For a guided tour call us at least a week or so before your visit to reserve a spot on one of their paddling tours on the Mad River or on the Winooski River (depending on water conditions). For a group of 8 or more there can be a great barbecue waiting . . .
Built by the Green Mountain Club between 1910 and 1930, the Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States. The Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border as it crosses Vermont's highest peaks. It was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail, which coincides with it for one hundred miles in the southern third of the state. The trail runs right along the ridge above West Hill House. Casual hikers will enjoy the short hike south on the Long Trail from Lincoln Gap to Sunset Ledge. This is about a one hour. . .
Thea Lewis, creator of Queen City Ghostwalk has delighted in treating locals and visitors to and exciting look at Burlington's fascination haunted history since 2002. Join the hour long spine tingling walking tour of the city's most intriguing haunts. Tours run July through October.. . .
Set inside a historic property in the center of picturesque Manchester, Northshire is simply one of the best bookstores in America. One of few remaining independent bookstores Northshire remains a favorite to locals and visitors. Brimming with quaint charm and knowledgeable staff this bookstore could keep even the casual reader browsing for hours; which is just fine since the store now includes a café. The entire upper level of the bookstore is devoted to children's books, toys and games. Northshire is also known for their almost weekly events from book signing to author readings to children's. . .
Displays over 150,000 items of New England style Americana folk art and other similar works. Made up of 39 buildings (25 of which are historic and were relocated to the museum grounds) a trip to this museum could last anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days.
The museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb sought to create an educational project, varied and alive. Visitors can expect to see remarkable collections of impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, furniture and many other artifacts displayed among historic New England architecture. Feel like you've stepped back. . .
Want to experience a Vermont brewery as an insider? Then a tour of Harpoon Brewery is the ideal factory tour for you. On the 45 minute tour you will be able to taste beer through the process as well as samples of several finished products. At the end of the tour visitors will receive a free souvenir glass or continue sampling at the bar which also offers food. The bar and restaurant are a great stop for a family meal.. . .
Experience a rare view of Vermont from the water on one of the Whistling Man Schooner boat the “Friend Ship”. Anyone who has been will tell you what an amazing time they had. Captain Glen and all First Mate's are extremely knowledgeable and entertaining as they take you on a tour of the beautiful Lake Champlain. Bring some snacks and relax as you hear about the history of the area and the boat itself. Or be a bit more adventurous and take a turn at the helm. The season runs late May to early October. Be sure you make reservations ahead of time. Feel free to call them any time of the year to ta. . .
The new Land Rover Experience Driving School is open year round and features off-road driving instruction in all conditions. Participants experience numerous challenges on the 80-acre purpose-built course, with an extensive trail system for exploration. You will learn techniques on ascents, descents, side tilts and rocky terrain. The degree of difficulty is matched to the driver's skill, and more advanced drivers are invited to explore our expansive trails through the stunning Green Mountains. Choose which model of all current year Land Rovers in our fleet that you would like to take out on yo. . .
Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont's rural past – your gateway to Vermont's rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production. See up-close and firsthand the process from cow to carton.
Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of a. . .
Located in a restored 1875 carriage barn on our family farm, the Boyden Valley Winery is steeped in the culture and agricultural heritage of Vermont's Green Mountains. From 8000 grapevines and 100 acres of maple trees, lovingly tended by our family for four generations, we craft wines that feature only the finest locally grown fruit from the loamy soils of the Lamoille River Valley.
The care with which we've nurtured the Boyden Farm for 100 years lends itself to traditional winemaking techniques, producing wines clean to the palate and balanced. All of our wines are fermented in temperature. . .