Top 12. Best Tourist Attractions in Woodstock - Vermont
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Top 12. Best Tourist Attractions in Woodstock - Vermont. The most beautiful places and sight in Woodstock: Billings Farm and Museum, Sugarbush Farm, Rockefeller National Historical Park, Ottaquechee River, Mount Tom, Taftsville Covered Bridge, Lincoln Covered Bridge, The Windsor County Courthouse, Woodstock Town Crier, Suicide Six, Woodstock Vermont Historical Society, Woodstock Town Hall Theater
The Simpsons, Springfield, Windsor County, Vermont, United States, North America
Springfield is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,373 at the 2010 census. One of the New Hampshire grants, the township was chartered on August 20, 1761 by Governor Benning Wentworth and awarded to Gideon Lyman and 61 others. Although Springfield's alluvial flats made it among the best agricultural towns in the state, the Black River falls, which drop 110 feet (33.5 m) in 1/8 of a mile (201 m), helped it develop into a mill town. Springfield was located in the center of the Precision Valley region, home of the Vermont machine tool industry. In 1888, the Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Company (J&L) moved to Springfield from Windsor, Vermont under the successful leadership of James Hartness. Gaining international renown for precision and innovation, J&L ushered in a new era of precision manufacturing in the area. Edwin R. Fellows co-founded the Fellows Gear Shaper Company here in 1896. As knowledge and infrastructure grew to support precision machining, other companies such as the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company and Lovejoy Tool formed, grew, and provided much of the economic engine. Springfield Telescope Makers, the oldest amateur telescope makers' club in the United States, has been headquartered in Springfield since its inception in 1920. The club's clubhouse, Stellafane, located on the campus of Stellafane Observatory has hosted a convention for the geographically scattered club since 1927. During World War II, Springfield's production of machine tools was of such importance to the American war effort that the US government ranked Springfield (together with the Cone at Windsor) as the seventh most important bombing target in the country. Springfield is also home to the Eureka Schoolhouse, the oldest one-room school in the state of Vermont. Completed in 1790, the building was in continuous use until 1900 and was restored in 1968 by the Vermont Board of Historic Sites. The school house was named by its first teacher, David Searle, who, after a long journey through the new frontier was heard to cry Eureka! upon reaching the new settlement of Springfield. The name stuck, and Eureka can still be found in street and business names throughout Springfield. Several sites in Springfield, including the historic downtown area, have been designated as having historical significance according to the National Register of Historic Places. Among them are the Hartness House (original home of the entrepreneur and governor) and the Gould's Mill Bridge, a steel truss bridge. On July 10, 2007, Springfield was selected to host the premiere of The Simpsons Movie, which, like the Simpsons TV show, is set in a city called Springfield. In a Fox competition, Vermont was chosen to host the opening over 13 other places around the nation called Springfield. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.5 square miles (128.1 km2), of which 49.3 square miles (127.7 km2) is land and 0.2 square mile (0.4 km2) (0.30%) is water. Bounded on the east by the Connecticut River, Springfield is drained by the Black River, which flows directly through downtown. The town includes the village of North Springfield. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,078 people, 3,886 households, and 2,498 families residing in the town. The population density was 184.1 people per square mile (71.1/km2). There were 4,232 housing units at an average density of 85.8 per square mile (33.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.60% White, 0.24% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population. There were 3,886 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84. In the town the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males. The median income for a household in the town was $34,169, and the median income for a family was $42,620. Males had a median income of $31,931 versus $23,019 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,452. About 8.3% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.
Best Time To Visit or Travel to Burlington, Vermont
Short video slide show describing when the best time to visit this city based on weather and climate.
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Get Lost in Woodstock, Vermont
Join Kelley Ferro as she explorers Woodstock, Vermont!
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Episode 1: Get Lost in Woodstock
Woodstock, Vermont is one of the quaintest, most picturesque towns in the world---and disclaimer: it is also my hometown. But trust me, this Rockefeller town has a walking village filled with boutique shops, a center town green, an iconic covered bridge, and nearby working farm-Billings Farm--all of which looks charming in the green summers or snowy winters. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is the backbone of the time, and has been popular with locals & tourists for years.
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Vermont Attractions Association Member Video 10min
The Vermont Attractions Association (VAA), founded in 1957, represents Vermont's finest family destinations. Focusing on education as a component of the visitor experience, VAA members statewide meet high standards while offering unusual experiences in the areas of agricultural tourism, art, excursions, galleries, guided tours, history, museums, recreation, shopping, and specialty foods.
USA border crossing from Canada
USA border crossing from Canada
Crossing the border into Champlain, Clinton County, New York USA United States of America from Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle which is a municipality in Les Jardins-de-Napierville Regional County Municipality, Québec, Canada
Champlain–St. Bernard de Lacolle Border Crossing
This crossing is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
It is sometimes locally referred to as the Blackpool Border Crossing
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The bus will start returning to New York City. We will stop by at the duty free shops in Canada for famous souvenirs such as Canadian ice wine and the maple syrup.
3-Day Quebec Winter Carnival (Ice Hotel) Tour from New York
Tour Code: 672-1058
Montréal, Québec, Canada
L'oratoire Saint Joseph du Mont Royal / Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
Hôtel de Ville de Montréal / Montreal City Hall
Place Jacques Cartier / Jacques Cartier Square with the Admiral Horatio Nelson Column monument
Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal / Notre-Dame Basilica
Vieux Montréal / Old Montreal
Chinese dinner in Le quartier chinois de Montréal / Chinese dinner Chinatown Montreal
Biodôme de Montréal / Montreal Biodome
Stade olympique / The Olympic Stadium with the Montréal Tower (the highest inclined tower in the world)
IGL The Canadian Duty Free Shop Canadian Ice Wine sampling in St. Bernard de Lacolle
Ville de Québec, Canada / Québec City in Québec, Canada
Carnaval de Québec / Quebec Winter Carnival
1640 Restaurant in Ville de Québec / 1640 Restaurant in Quebec City
Vieux Québec Ville de Québec / Old Quebec in Quebec City
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac / Fairmont Frontenac Hotel
The Hôtel de Glace / The Ice Hotel
Chute Montmorency / Montmorency Falls
Border crossing from USA to Canada and Border crossing from Canada to USA at the Champlain–St. Bernard de Lacolle Border Crossing
Lunch in Peru New York
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February 8th 2015
BENNINGTON,VERMONT TOUR 2018/07/20
VISIT THE BENNINGTON MONUMENT
Mount Ascutney, Vermont - Travels With Phil
Mount Ascutney is the site of a State Park in eastern Vermont. At 2,270 feet above the surrounding territory, it has a great view from the summit. On a good day, you can see at least 4 states.
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History: The origin of “Ascutney” is from the Abenaki “Cas-Cad-Nac,” meaning “mountain of the rocky summit;” an appropriate name for this prominent mountain peak rising abruptly from the Connecticut River valley. A permanent settlement, “Ascutegnik,” of peoples of the Cowasuck band of Abenaki tribe existed on lands near the mouth of the Sugar River. In modern geographic terms, this is across the Connecticut River from Ascutney Village on Route 131. Native peoples likely hunted, fished and camped around the mountain particularly at lower elevations.
Over time, European settlers adopted the place name “Ascutney” to refer to both the white settlement on the western side of the Connecticut River, and the prominent mountain peak. The mountain has long been featured in the history of Ascutney Village, the towns of Weathersfield and Windsor, which it lies in, and in the state of Vermont. Mount Ascutney was home to the first purposebuilt hiking trail in the United States. A group of local residents constructed a trail in 1825 to coincide with the visit of dignitary Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (known commonly as General Lafayette, a French aristocrat and military officer in the American Revolutionary War). While Lafayette didn’t end up visiting the area, the trail became popular regionally. The next trail was built in 1858 and approximates the current-day Windsor Trail. This carriage-road style trail led to the high-elevation Tip Top House, which capitalized on summit tourism which was popular at the time. The modern trail system dates to the late 19th century and now consists of 4 base-to-summit trails on state land. The Ascutney Trails Association, the oldest trail organization in the United States, was formed in 1903. Park development occurred in the 1930’s as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps and in the early 1960’s with campground expansion,. The Futures Trail was built in 1983. Most recently, a new camping loop of cabins opened in 2018.
Across the river from Windsor, Vermont in the rural town of Cornish, New Hampshire, a collective of artists and sculptors settled with the peak of activity from the 1880’s to the 1930’s. Thus, the area became referred to as the Cornish Colony. Notable artists that lived in the area were Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Maxfield Parrish, Charles Platt, Thomas Dewing and writers Winston Churchill and J.D. Salinger. The estate of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is now Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park, part of the National Park System. - Travels with Phil copyrighted by Phil Konstantin -
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Photo Credit (other than my own): Map from Google Maps. Imagery 2018 Landsat / Copernicus, Map Data 2018 Google.
Timeless Oasis on Fish Bladder Island in South Hero, Vermont
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Fish Bladder Island is an incredible oasis in Lake Champlain located just minutes off the S Hero causeway in the Champlain Islands. The island is comprised of 10 acres of meticulously manicured landscaping and ever present lake and mountain views. A pristine wide shale southwest beach and beautiful beaches on the north and east side give this island unique wonderful character. High cliff lookouts to the south side with many rock ledges. The island features protected coves for dockage and 350 mature trees. There are two residences, a new carriage house (850 Sq ft) and antique cottage (850 sq ft) to accommodate family and friends. A $60,000 propane 15kw generator/battery system provides 240 amps of electrical service to run all systems smoothly and effectively. 2nd generator is installed and four bedroom septic design approved to build another house. New purified lake water intake system and 2500 gallon propane tank make this island a modern getaway! Mainland dock, 20 minutes to Burlington and a quick trip to Montreal!
Property ID: 9X8HSY
Windsor Diner Windsor, VT
A 1952 Worcester Dining Car