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Tour Burlington, South Burlington, Charlotte, Colchester, Essex - Essex Junction, Hinesburg, Jericho, Milton, Rutland, Shelburne, St. Albans, St. George, Williston, Winooski and more from the Champlain Valley Region of northwestern Vermont and more.

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Hinesburg, Vermont, located in the northwest of the state is nestled against the edge of the Green Mountains, south of Burlington and east of Charlotte in Chittenden County. The town was chartered in 1762, and has a history is rooted in farming and early water-powered milling and manufacturing.

Quaint Hinesburg, home to about 4,500 residents, is surrounded by lush green farmland along the serene LaPlatte River. Only about six miles square, the western half is located in the Champlain Valley, and the eastern half in the foothills of the Green Mountains.



Jericho, Vermont is in the foothills of the Mount Mansfield area, with close proximity to Essex Junction, Essex and Underhill Vermont. A quaint community with many small local businesses and great schools.

Jericho residents are minutes from Mount Mansfield’s approach trails, Underhill State Park, Indian Brook Park, and Camel’s Hump State Park. The Burlington cultural center and Lake Champlain are just 15 miles west of Jericho.



Situated between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, Milton is located about 15 miles north of Burlington, VT. With an estimated population of 9,500 people, Milton encompasses approximately 38,336 acres of land. The town was formed in 1763 and it operates under a Selectboard-Manager form of government.

Milton enjoys a wide variety of year round, seasonal activities due to its easy access to Lake Champlain, the Lamoille River, Lake Arrowhead, and Arrowhead Mountain. The mountains of Jay Peak and Smuggler's Notch are nearby as well.

Burlington International Airport and Amtrak Railroad are both within 30 minutes of the Milton community, otherwise known as "the best kept secret" in Chittenden County.




The City of Montpelier in Washington County is located on the shores of the Winooski River, in the Green Mountains, in north central Vermont. Montpelier became the Vermont State Capital in 1805 and was incorporated as a city in 1895. Montpelier is a commercial, government and insurance center surrounded by farmland and granite-quarrying areas. Major manufacturers include granite, wood and plastic products and processed food. Montpelier is also home to the quarterly newspaper, The ARTS Letter.

Montpelier Vermont, points of interest are the Greek Revival style State Capitol - see photo above. The building was completed in 1859 of local granite. Also located here are Hubbard Park, Vermont College, Woodbury College, The New England Culinary Institution, and the Edward F. Knapp State Airport.

Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the United States and is the only one without a McDonalds.

Montpelier is named for Montpelier, France and was settled in the 1780's.



Northfield, Vermont is a community located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. Home to Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the United States, Northfield is an easy ten-mile drive from Montpelier, the state's capital, and three hours from either Boston or Montreal. As such, Northfield offers easy access to both idyllic rural and culturally diverse, cosmopolitan settings. Within its own borders, Northfield provides over eighty miles of roads in all directions, connecting it to surrounding communities and creating the opportunity for year-round scenic driving.

Located outside of the Village are the more rustic sections of Northfield, as well as Norwich University and Northfield Falls. The Town of Northfield has six covered bridges, four of them located in “the Falls” on the northern edge of town.

Description courtesy of:

Around Town Pics
Catamount Realty Group - Northfield Tour
Main Schools
Washington South Supervisory Union

Northfield Elementary School
Northfield Middle and High School
Roxbury Village School
Norwich University
Northfield, VT Wiki
Northfield, Vermont
Northfield History
Northfield Falls
Brown Public Library
Northfield Historical Society
Covered Bridges of Northfield
The Northfield News
The Northfield Inn


Around Town Pics
Catamount Realty Group - Morristown - Morrisville Tour
Main Schools
Morristown School District

Morristown Elementary School
Peoples Academy Middle Level
Peoples Academy High School

Lamoille South Supervisory Union

Bishop John A. Marshall School
Morrisville, VT Wiki
Morristown, Vermont
Copley Country Club
Ryder Brook Golf Club
Morrisville Vermont Golf Courses
Bijou Movie Theater
Stone Grill Restaurant and Pub
River Arts
Noyes House Museum
Morrisville Soccer Club
Morrisville Baseball Softball Assoc
Lamoille Family Center
News and Citizen

St. Albans

St. Albans is a wonderful community that sits in the valley between our Green Mountains and Lake Champlain here in Franklin County. We have a rich history that we are very proud of, from the St. Albans Raid to the Maple Festival, and everything in between.

I would urge you all to stop by for a visit and check out our beautiful park, unique shops, historical churches and wonderful restaurants as well as a beautiful Museum. St. Albans is full of friendly people that are always willing to steer you in the right direction.

When you do get to St. Albans, feel free to stop in or call City Hall and I would be happy to chat and give you a tour of our little gem.

Description courtesy of City of St. Albans Home Page.


St. George

The Town of St. George was chartered in 1763 in honor of King George III, the then reigning monarch of England. Comprised of only 2,200 acres, St. George is geographically the smallest town in the State of Vermont. Located in Chittenden County, St. George is on the fringe of the greater Burlington metropolitan area.

Today, diverse neighborhoods, agricultural enterprises, a golf course and a small industrial park are located within its small borders. In order to preserve what makes our community unique, St. George welcomes the active participation of all of its residents.


Schools: Grades K-8 - Williston, Grades 9-12 - school choice.

Many students attend Champlain Valley Union High School, but town will pay for students to attend other approved schools such as the prestigious Waldorf School and Vermont Commons School at the CVU rate which is currently approximately $11,500 a year.

Other schools may be available upon approval through the state.




South Burlington

South Burlington, Vermont is located in the western part of the state on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. South Burlington became a town in 1865 after breaking from its neighboring city, Burlington. The current population of the community is about 16,500 citizens. The City is the regional center of the hospitality and retail business sector. South Burlington is known for the quality of its public schools, city services, parks, and recreational opportunities.

South Burlington, in Chittenden County, Vermont offers many recreational parks including the 90 acre "Red Rocks" including lake frontage on Shelburne Bay.




Starksboro is undergoing its second major growth period since the first settlers arrived in 1788. Since 1960, Starksboro has experienced exceptional population growth, doubling in size between 1970 and 1980. The proximity of Starksboro to Burlington and the relatively easy commute to other job centers in Chittenden County, Middlebury and Vergennes make Starksboro a desirable place to live for people who would like to settle in the region.


Stowe Summer & Springtime Sports & Activities

Summer & Springtime visitors to Stowe enjoy gentle strolls and thrilling above-timberline hiking, mountain and road biking, horseback-riding, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, golf, tennis, soaring, and swimming in sparkling streams and lakes.

Outdoor Sports & Year-round Activities in Stowe Vermont

At 4,395 feet, Stowe's Mt. Mansfield is- literally- the high point of Vermont. This spectacular mountain forms the centerpiece of a region that is legitimately world famous for its outdoor activities and adventures.

Fall Sports & Activities

Fall in Stowe brings the explosions of autumn color for which Vermont is internationally famed. The brilliance of Stowe's fall foliage adds an extra dimension of enjoyment to every outdoor pursuit, from serene strolls on the world famous recreation path to nerve-jangling rock climbs on the faces of Smugglers Notch and everything in between.

Winter Sports & Activities

In winter, skiers and snowboarders come from around the world to experience Mt. Mansfield's storied terrain. Stowe also offers sleigh and dog-sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Stowe is especially famous as one of North America's premier cross country skiing destinations, with hundreds of kilometers of groomed and backcountry trails.

Around Town Pics
Catamount Realty Group - Stowe Tour


Main Schools

Catamount Realty Stowe Photos

Stowe, Vermont


Stowe Airport
Stowe Recreation Path
Stowe Golf
Stowe Country Club
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Lamoille Family Center
News and Citizen

Country Club of Vermont - Waterbury
Blush Hill Country Club

Stowe School District

Stowe High School
Stowe Middle School
Stowe Elementary School



Located "At the Foot of Mount Mansfield," the Town of Underhill is a rural community of approximately 3020 residents. The Town has two main areas: the Underhill Flats area, encompassing the VT Route 15 corridor shared with the Town of Jericho and Poker Hill Road, and Underhill Center, at the intersection of River Road and Pleasant Valley Road.

While Underhill is so situated as to suggest that the name is derived from its physical proximity to Mount Mansfield ("under the hill"), it is actually named for Benjamin Underhill or Underhill Horton or both.


Main Schools

Underhill Vermont
Underhill - Wiki
Jericho Underhill Land Trust


Underhill State Park
Mills Riverside Park
Snowflake Bentley
Deborah Rawson Memorial Library


Chittenden East Supervisory Union

Underhill I.D. Elementary School
Underhill Central School
Mt. Mansfield Union High School



Westford is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont with a population of 2,087 in 2000.

Small, gorgeous and all country might describe this small town. Browns River meanders along Westford and provides a pretty backdrop to the already beautiful green mountains.

Picturesque landscapes remain throughout the community. Many roads provide historic and contemporary views of farming and rural living. Most of the roads in Westford are the original ones laid out by the early townspeople.


Williston was one of ten towns granted on the same day to many of the same people, named for Samuel Willis, a wealthy Quaker from Long Island and the first grantee named. While Willis was named on several of the other town grants, this one was clearly the best of the group: it offered acres upon acres of already clear, tillable farmland along the Winooski River.

Thomas Chittenden, Vermont's first governor and for whom the county is named, is credited with being the first to settle in Williston, though he submerged the family's heavier belongings in the duck pond and headed for Arlington during the Revolution.

With the coming of the Central Vermont Railroad, the smaller village of North Williston became a focal point, in 1876 the site of the first cold storage plant in New England. Tons of meat, poultry, butter and eggs could be stored here before being shipped to the New York and Boston markets.

Williston, Vermont's Catamount Outdoor Family Center is located on 500 beautiful acres are over 20 miles of professionally designed and maintained trails for both winter and summer use. Pictured - a fall day in Williston.



The name Winooski comes from the Abenaki for "wild onions", plentiful along the river. The earliest European documentation offering a written approximation of the native word are French-made maps, which identify the river as "Ouinousqui."

In the southeast corner of Colchester was a fine natural falls in the Winooski (then Onion or French) River (more River info here) where Ira Allen, one of the grantees of Colchester, built grain and lumber mills in about 1772. To protect their interests from marauding French and Indians, he and his cousin Remember Baker built a two-story palisaded enclosure which they called Fort Frederick.

Good land nearby attracted settlers, and the community which grew up around the mills and the fort became known as Allen's Settlement, later as Winooski Falls, then simply Winooski when it was incorporated as a civil entity separate from Colchester.

The large number of French Canadians who came to work in the textile mills in later years resulted in a portion of the city being referred to as French Village.




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