Chittenden, Vermont, USA; 43.7078° N, 72.9482° W
05.07.2013 - 06.07.2013
When we got back to Montreal from Quebec last night, we stayed over one more night, because it was too late to leave for our next destination anyway and we were tired.
This morning though, we packed at around 7 am and ate breakfast at the Bonaventure Metro Station, which was connected to the hotel. We then hit the road.
Our drive in Vermont
It took us about 3 1/2 hour to get from Montreal to Chittenden, Vermont. We didn't stop at all. The scenery that we passed by on the road was amazing. I now understand why Vermont is known as the "Green Mountain State." There are mountains everywhere and if you are someone who loves nature, that's all there is all around on the road.
We decided to make Vermont a stop for our road trip, since we just wanted to relax, enjoy the scenery and experience a day staying at a resort on the mountains.
Visiting the farm
On our way to the Mountain Top Inn Resort, our home for the night, we stopped at Bragg farm and at the teddy bear factory/museum, which I found very interesting and cool, because it is quite rare to find a teddy bear museum.
Since Vermont is quite mountainous, it is pretty popular during the winter for ski or snowboarding, but during the summer, all of the colors of the different trees, all the grass and everything just makes it even more beautiful. So either way, going during the winter or the summer makes it both quite worthwhile, because during all seasons the state has its beauty. The best thing to do is basically just driving around and enjoying the views or going to take a hike.
The Mountain Top Resort Inn
When we got to the resort, the view was breathtaking. Also, the resort offers many activities, so the next day, we enjoyed those and relaxed some more. We were able to go clay bird shooting, fly fishing,and horseback riding.
And another view of the Mountain Top Resort Inn
Before heading to Cambridge, we stopped at the Ben and Jerry's factory for a tour and to get some ice cream of course!
The Ben and Jerry's Factory!
I was shocked to learn that Ben & Jerry's was started from a renovated gas station. Now, it is a huge success worldwide and it's pretty amazing. When we tried the ice cream at the factory, it tasted even better than what we usually have and it was great.