The Scenic ByWays of Vermont

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The Scenic ByWays of Vermont

The Vermont Inn is located near three scenic ByWays:

  • The Crossroads of Vermont
  • Scenic 100,
  • Lake Champlain, which you can connect to via Route 7.


The Crossroad of Vermont ByWay follows the east-west roadway of US Route 4 on which The Vermont inn is located. For a classic Vermont excursion, plan on at least a day to cover this 50-mile route across mid-Vermont.

Visitors discover Vermont’s historic relationship to the land at places like the Billings Farm & Museum – a working 1890’s dairy farm – and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, the only national park to tell the story of conservation history. And for the remarkable resources beneath the land’s surface, the Vermont Marble Museum provides a rich history of the state’s marble industry.

Recreational resources abound all along the ByWay, for both the active or passive traveler. Killington and Mendon provide four-season mountain activities, and there are hundreds of scenic views along the Ottauquechee River, including the awe-inspiring Quechee Gorge!


Scenic Route 100 ByWay,  located in south-central Vermont, runs along the eastern edge of the Green Mountains. The route is recognized by Yankee Magazine as one of “the most scenic drives in New England.” Also known as “Vermont’s Main Street” and “The Skier’s Highway” it connects some of the best northeastern winter skiing and riding. During the rest of the year there’s great hiking, biking and golf. 

Lake Champlain ByWay: Take Route 7 North! Communities range from quiet farming towns and quaint villages to bustling cities and towns. Family-owned shops cover all needs and interests, while many restaurants feature fresh foods from local Vermont farms. For lodging, there’s everything from up-to-date hotels, unique B&Bs and historic inns, to lake-side camping.

Year-round activities are plentiful. Visitors enjoy a variety of well-respected art, history and science museums. Lake Champlain itself – the sixth largest lake in the U.S. – offers up swimming, boating, fishing and ice sports, and valley trails welcome hikers and cyclists. Indoor or outdoor concerts, plays, sporting events and festivals attract visitors no matter what the season.


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