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Vermont Travel Guide for the Rutland-Killington Region



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Region 7: Rutland-Killington Region

There are four main towns in this region:
Killington, Rutland, Poultney, and Brandon.


The Killington/Rutland Region of Vermont is a four season vacation destination. With some of the highest and most varied mountain terrain in New England, Killington is famous for it's winter sports. From big mountain skiing and snowboarding to cross country skiing and snowmobiling, Killington has something to offer every winter enthusiasts. The fun doesn't stop when the snow melts. Mountain biking and golf, tennis, swimming and hiking replace the winter pastimes when the trees turn green. The Killington Region provides a wealth of shopping, entertainment and dining, anchored by the bustling old fashioned downtown of Rutland.

Killington:
The "Heart of Vermont" is embodied in the Killington Region - spectacular mountains, outdoor adventure, quaint New England towns, peaceful farmland, country stores and antique shops. Even a bustling old fashioned downtown can be found in the city of Rutland, only a few minutes away. In fact, our region provides a wealth of shopping, entertainment and dining. So, whether your thrill is a first morning run down a pristine white slope, the challenge of a sweeping mountain course, or a silent moment before a breathtaking view, you must experience the Heart of Vermont - The Killington Region.

Rutland:
Whether by road, train, plane, network or fiber optic cable, the Rutland Community is accessible to the outside world. Rutland County, located centrally in the heart of the Green Mountains, is well-known for its pristine beauty and its outdoor recreational opportunities. U.S. Routes 7 and 4 intersect in Rutland and serve as major arteries, connecting the regional business community with destinations throughout the Northeast. Rutland State Airport is the largest airport in central Vermont and offers scheduled service through Boston's Logan airport from Continental Connection. Vermont's rail lines are essential elements in the New England rail network, providing excellent connections to North America's major rail systems. Facilities include trailer or flat cars, public delivery, and switching services.

Poultney:
Located on the Vermont-New York border in the Lakes Region of Rutland County, Poultney is a lively and interesting community of about 3,600 people who live in the Village, Town, and Lake St. Catherine areas. It is the home of Green Mountain College, a four year co-ed Liberal Arts College focusing on environmental studies. The Village and East Poultney are both listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. The Poultney Historical Society offers guided tours of many of the important historical buildings.

Brandon:
Chartered in 1761, Brandon offers relaxing vacations with many things for you and your family to explore and do. Browse the antique shops, historic buildings, museums, and the many art galleries. Brandon is an inspiring backdrop for both a relaxing and memorable Vermont vacation with all of its downtown houses and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Brandon is a study in early American architecture and Vermont history. Stop by and view the art of world famous Warren Kimble, who lives and paints in Brandon, and make sure you stop by the Farmer's Market May through October in Brandon's Central Park. Great trails for mountain biking and hiking are in the nearby Green Mountain National Forest. Ride through Brandon and Pittsford's covered bridges - a combination of gravel and paved roads pass over four covered bridges. Middlebury College, founded in 1800, is an independent, residential, liberal arts college is just a few miles up the road.


Towns include:
Belmont, Benson, Bomoseen, Brandon, Castleton, Center Rutland, Chittenden, Clarendon, Cuttingsville, Danby, East Hubbardton, East Poultney, East Wallingford, Fair Haven, Florence, Forest Dale, Healdville, Holden, Hortonville, Hubbardton, Hydeville, Ira, Killington, Lake Dunmore, Mendon, Middletown Springs, Mount Holly, Mount Tabor, North Clarendon, Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Poultney, Proctor, Rutland, Rutland Town, Sherburne, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, Tyson, Wallingford, Wells, West Haven, West Pawlet, West Rutland

Information was obtained from the Vermont Department of Tourism
and various area Chamber of Commerce websites.

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