Whether you’re a new transplant to the beautiful state of Vermont, or finalizing the towns you hope to seek a home in, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to take in the sights and scenes once you’re settled to immerse yourself in the region. Here are five of the top places to visit in Vermont. 

  1. Ben & Jerry’s Factory

The original 1985 factory of this famous and beloved ice cream brand still stands in Waterbury, Vermont. This incredibly productive location manufactures approximately 350,000 pints of ice cream per day! Normally, the factory is open for tours, but in the current climate during the pandemic, they have temporarily shut these down. However, The Ben & Jerry’s Factory Scoop Shop is still open to visitors. Whether you’re on your own, a couple, a family, or a pair of friends, you can have a wonderful time sharing ice cream and taking in the world of Ben and Jerry’s. 

  1. Shelburne Museum

According to their website, “Shelburne Museum is an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. Designed to allow visitors the pleasure of discovery and exploration, the Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. Come play in our gardens and open our many doors. You are welcome here. American folk art. French Impressionist paintings. Historic New England architecture. Duck decoys, circus animals, and dolls. These were just some of the interests of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb.”

  1. Lake Champlain

This natural freshwater lake borders on both America and Canada, with part of its shoreline in Vermont. It is the sixth largest lake in the country. So, what’s so special about this lake? For one, its spectacular beauty as the lowest point within the six-million acre Adirondacks. It’s a beloved place for tourists and residents alike, with numerous activities and attractions both on and nearby. The lake even has its own legendary cryptid, Champ, who is said to reside in the lake and has accumulated over 300 sightings! The Champ legend is a revenue-drawing attraction all on its own. 

  1. The Vermont State House

The state capitol is a gorgeous and expansive landmark that is delightfully accessible to visitors. Considered to be a hub of activity year-round, the state house opens its doors to visitors in every season. Self-guided tours are available throughout the year. This type of tour allows visitors to move at their own pace, and offers both a general and detailed narrative of the historic location. History buffs will delight in this little adventure, as will those who appreciate architectural styles of days-gone-by. 

  1. Fleming Museum of Art

The Fleming Museum of Art is a museum of art and anthropology at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Since its opening in 1931, the Fleming Museum of Art has brought world-class art and diverse visual culture to the people of northern New England. With a collection of 24,000 objects from cultures worldwide and several special exhibitions annually, the Museum attracts visitors of all ages from throughout the region. Tourists from around the world who visit Vermont for its natural beauty are delighted to find a thriving cultural scene unfolding between the Green Mountains and the shores of Lake Champlain. It would be a surprise if you didn’t look into Burlington Houses for Sale after experiencing a place like this!