Welcome to the Middlebury-Vergennes Region!
From Lake Champlain to the Green Mountains the Middlebury-Vergennes region represents the towns of Middlebury, Bristol and the city of Vergennes. Our bed & breakfasts, inns, hotels, motels and resorts invite you to visit to experience and enjoy what Mid-Vermont has to offer. Each season provides a host of activities from hiking, biking, skiing, triathlons, canoeing, golf, fishing to shopping and dining. Come soon, we're waiting for you!
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Middlebury serves as the county's Shire Town, Bristol, the gateway to the Green Mountains, Vergennes, the smallest city along with surrounding villages combine to make up Addison County, Mid-Vermont for All Seasons.
Addison County was established on October 18, 1795 and encompassed most of the lands in northwestern Vermont bounded by Lake Champlain. When Vermont was admitted to the Union in 1791, the size of the County was reduced to its present area with a population of about 6,400 settlers. Today Addison County is home to over 35,000 inhabitants. Its lakeside valley is considered prime agricultural land. Although commercial transportation on Lake Champlain is sharply reduced from the varied activity of the mid-1800's, pleasure craft of all descriptions ply the lake in summer and fisherman's shanties form bustling communities in the winter for superb ice fishing.
To the east rise the Green Mountains offering hiking and skiing trails and unsurpassed forests which Robert Frost immortalized in his many works of poetry. Throughout Addison County there are numerous museums, historic sites, covered bridges and year-round special events for every interest.
Addison, Basin Harbor, Bridport, Bristol, Cornwall, East Middlebury, Ferrisburgh, Goshen, Granville, Hancock, Irasville, Jonesville, Leicester, Leicester Junction, Lincoln, Middlebury, Monkton, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Orwell, Panton, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, South Lincoln, South Starksboro, Starksboro, Vergennes, Waltham, West Addison, Weybridge, Whiting
Information was obtained from the Vermont Department of Tourism
and various area Chamber of Commerce websites.
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