East Vermont is a beautiful area in the north of the United States of America and has many fantastic towns and cities to visit. There is so much for holidaymakers to do here and the beauty is that the excitement is maintained all year round. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cabins, hostels, inns and campgrounds.
In the winter months there are numerous ski resorts in and around East Vermont providing excellent facilities for visitors. As well as alpine skiing, holidaymakers can also enjoy snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding and the longest ice skating trail in the U.S at Fairlee. The area provides great year round hiking, mountain biking and horse riding trails.
There are several golf courses in the area including in the towns of Barre, Woodstock and Bellow Falls. Watersports are popular in East Vermont with canoeing, kayaking and swimming available as well as fishing tours. Health and fitness centres can also be found in this part of the state with Pilates and yoga amongst the classes offered to visitors.
East Vermont boasts a large choice of bars, cafes, bistros and restaurants with cuisine from all around the world. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from numerous food stores in most towns. There is plenty of shopping to be done in East Vermont with markets located in Brattleboro, Woodstock, Bellows Falls and Newfane.
There are a number of interesting towns to visit in this region with beautiful parks and gardens including the state capital Montpelier. East Vermont is littered with fascinating museums as well including the Vermont Historical Society and Museum and the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center.
Visitors may also want to see some historical sites such as Vermont Historic State House in Montpelier, Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock or The Old Constitution House in Windsor. Holidaymakers can take carriage and sleigh ride tours of towns in the area as well. Visitors with a car can take a day trip to other wonderful cities with Montreal in Canada just three hours away and Boston just three and a half hours away.
Vermont has warm humid summers and cold winters. June, July is the warmest month of the year with an average high of around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, while June and August are almost as warm. Temperatures in January and February can dip as low as 6 degrees Fahrenheit but average out at about 17. The summer months are also the wettest with August averaging approximately 3.8 inches of rain, while the winter sees plenty of snow in the mountains.
The nearest airport, Burlington International is approximately 45 minutes drive from the state capital, Montpelier and has flights from various other U.S airports including Chicago-O’Hare, Cleveland, Detroit, Newark, New York-JFK, Philadelphia and Washington Dulles. Rental cars and taxis are available in Burlington, Waterbury and in Stowe. Overseas visitors can fly into New York-JFK and get a connecting flight with Delta Airlines to Burlington. New York handles flights from major European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin-Tegel, London, Madrid, Moscow- Sheremetyevo, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Rome-Fiumicino amongst others as well as many other cities worldwide.