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Amtrak's Vermonter
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WELCOME TO AMTRAK'S VERMONT!




Here at Amtrak we're very proud of the Vermonter,our day train the begins its
journey in Washington,D.C. and ends in St.Albans,Vt. Supported in part by the
State of Vermont,the train makes nine stops in Vermont and one in New hampshire
and offers through bus service to Montreal. We offer a convenient ride through
the "North Country" twelve months a year.
Covered bridges,bed & breakfasts,the Green Montains,nature tours,fishing holes,
parks,historic museums and art galleries are a few of the local attractions. And
Vermont is well-known for its sk resorts,including Sugarbush and Stowe. Perhaps
most spectacular are the farm and forest landscapes with the world-famous fall
foliage. In the spring,Vermont's maple sugar season opens. All summer,town greens
come to life with festivals and crafts fairs. Working farms make it possible to
tour the land by horseback,wagon,mountain bike or sleigh,depending on the season.
The Vermonter stops at Brattleboro,Bellows Falls,Calermont (NH),Windsor-Mt.Ascuteny,
White River Junction,Randolph,Montpelier-Barre,Waterbury-Stowe,Burlington-Essex and
St.Albans,VT.
Our train schedules are timed so you can enjoy long weekends in Vermont,and the
Vermonter baggage car is designed to hold bikes ans skis without boxing. For bicycle
touring routes and services,request a bike map for any destination station. Ask your
reservation agent to reserve space for your bike or skis.
We can take credit for the Vermonter train schedule and services,but (unfortunately)
we can't take credit for the history and beauty you'll see through our windows and at
stops along the route.
Call 1-800-USA-RAIL or yourr local travel agent for more information or reservations
on the Vermonter,and call 1-800-VERMONT to find out how Vermont will change the way you
look at things.



BRATTLEBORO

Vernon Road,Brattleboro,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 12,000


Montains,water,shooting stars historic Brattleboro is the Vermonter's first port of call.
Re-live Vermont's rich heritage by touring our covered bridges or visiting the ghost town of
Fane. Stroll through the unique architecture of our vibrant downtown,listed in the National
Register of Historic Places. Adjacent to the Amtrak station,downtown Brattleboro offers
shopping like it used to be with a variety of shops carrying books,crystals,imports,and crafts.
Enjoy boating,swimming,fishing,hiking,golfing,horseback riding and biking on our rivers,lakes
and montains. Guides for recreational activities for beginners to experts and bike tours
originating from the Amtrak station are available. Best yet,Brattleboro has a festival for each
season. We welcome you to play and relax in Southeastern Vermont.



BELLOWS FALLS
Depot Street,Bellows Falls,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 3,300


Bellows Falls is a town with thriving businesses and scenic beauty-a place everyone would like
to call home!
The historic and once commercially important Connecticut River flows through the Bellows Falls area and is the dividing line between Vermont and New Hampshire. The river has always played an important role in the life and history of Bellows Falls and is today a vital source of power for the hydroelectric generation plant in Bellows Falls. It is also an outstanding recreational facility for
fishing and boating.
A dozen of the most famous ski areas in the East are easily accessible from Bellows Falls,as are
the lake regions of New Hampshire. During the fall foliage season,church harvest suppers are a
continuing tradition. The downtown area,known as The Square,houses a variety of retail shops and other businesses with several fine restaurants and lodgings nearby.
With wood,brick,steel and stone,generations of residents have created life and livelihood in place of natural beauty. Today we still see those efforts in the surviving residential,commerical and industrial buildings.
Although many village buildings are listed in the National Register of Historical Places,Bellows Falls is not a village disguised as a museum. It continues to build on its past. Many buildings still serve their original function.



CLAREMONT-NEW HAMPSHIRE
Plains Road,Claremont Junction,NH.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 14,900


Claremont is the Vermnoter's only New Hampshire stop. It is located on the beautiful Connecticut River. From its downtown business district one captures the beautiful view of Mount Ascutney in Vermont. This view was instrumental in naming Claremont,which means Clear Mountain.
Claremont is only minutes away from hang glidings;canoeing on the Connecticut River;bicycling on its bike trails and covered bridges;and touring Claremont's Historic District along the banks of the pristine Sugar River.
If you like theater,visit Claremont's Historic Opera House,considered by many to be one of the best north of Boston.
Or just visit Claremont's many downtown antique shops and then unwind at a local coffee shop;an historic "Worcester made" diner;Victorian ice cream shoppe or an Italian deli where the food taste as if it came from the big city.



WINDSOR-MT.ASCUTNEY
Depot Avenue,Windsor,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 5,000


Let the birthplace of Vermont launch your travels into the historic river valleys,timber forest,farmlands and rugged mountains of early frontier New England. This is where water powered industry and Yankee ingenuity spawned America's own Industrial Revolution. You can start by admiring the offspring of the tall pines that were sent down river for the King's Navy and you can finish by savoring the artistry and craftsmanship that proliferate in today's unspoiled Vermont and New Hampshire.

Tour and explore at your own pace the past and present through one of the region's largest historic districts,and explore our local museums with national reputations. There are many
waterways,highways,backways and mountain trails to conquer where even our changeable weather will not defeat you. The Mount Ascutney region of the Connecticut River Valley is noted for its fine dining,excellent accommodations in historic inns and bed and breakfasts with genuine hospitality where the uncommon is always afforable.


WHITE RIVER JCT.(LEBANON,HANOVER,N.H.)
Railroad Row,White River Junction,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 9,400


White River Junction is the gateway to the White andConnecticut River Valley region,encompassing a number of towns and villages in one of Vermont's most beauitful settings. From the lush valley floor,with fields and farmland banking the rivers,to the majestic Green and White Mountains,the region provides unparalleled four season recreational activities; from quaint Vermont villages and meandering country roads to bustling downtowns,there's something to please everyone.
Visitors can choose from a full range of lodging and dining establishments throughout the region,from charming bed and breakfasts or country inns,to the national hotel chains. Our wide array of restaurants cater to all taste-from fast food junkies to gourmet appetites,to those who like the good home cooking of truck stop diners.
The best nature to offer is at your doorstep or just down the road a piece. Spring,summer and fall seasons provide superb golfing, hiking, hunting, fishing, biking, swimming, tennis, canoeing, camping, sailing, picnicking and, of course, spectacular fall foliage. Festivals,fairs,entertainment and special events fill our community calendars. Winter means skiing,both alpine and cross country, with all major resorts in Vermont or New Hampshire nearby. Plus there's skating, sledding, snowmobile trails,and sleigh rides for winter fun,close at hand.


RANOLPH
Depot Square,Randolph,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 4,700


Located in the state's geographic center,the Randolph area gives visitors the very essence of Vermont-verdant mountains, rambling streams, hillside pastures dotted with cows, covered bridges, and winding dirt roads-all within an easy drive or train ride from urban
centers.
Randolph's four seasons of activities center around Vermont's natural beauty. In spring and summer, the air is sweet wildflowers in bloom. Fishing,swimming,camping,horseback riding, canoeing,bicycling and touring fill the warm,clear days. With the arrival of fall,the landscape ignites with Vermont's world-famous annual foliage display,and in winter,Randolph is a snow-covered paradise for cross country skiing,sleigh rides,snowshoeing,sledding,and skating.
Country inns,fine restaurants,antique shops,and a variety of small businesses are open throughout the year. Visitors to Randolph will appreciate the conveniences of the 20th century along with the charm and community spirit of the past.


MONTPELIER-BARRE
Montpelier Junction Road,Montpelier,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 8,541


Welcome to central Vermont,an area rich in history,culture and natural beauty. Whether you're looking to lose yourself in the great outdoors, sample maple syrup at a local sugarhouse,tour a granite quarry,or visit Vermont's statehouse,you can do it all in central Vermont.
Known as the country's smallest capital city,Montpelier offers you a chance to sample the state's rich history. Tour the gold-domed granite State House,then stop next door at the Vermont Historical Society located in the Pavilion Building,to view exhibits of costumes,furnishings,tools,
and other curiosities,as well as the libary's collection of maps,manuscripts and photographs.
After lunch at one of Montpelier's many cafes or restaurants,head up to the T.W. Wood Art Gallery,located in College Hall on the Vermont College Campus of Norwich University.
Just five minutes from Montpelier is Barre,known as the granite capital of the world. Tour the Rock of Ages quarry,where visitors can follow the flow of granite from the quarries through the processing plants to monuments,building facades,and memorials. After your tour,view exquisite granite carvings at one of the area cemeteries,or attend a remarkable performence at the Barre Opera House,which has recently been restored to its original grandeur. Top off your visit with a night's stay at one of the area's many accommodations,including bed and breakfasts, inns, lodges, motels, cabins and campgrounds.


WATERBURY-STOWE
Park Row,Waterbury-Stowe,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPUALTION 8,000


If you're looking for spectacular mountains,this is the stop. The Green Mountain region is home to four of Vermont's highest peaks:Hump,LIncoln Peak and Mt.Ellen. In this setting ,outdoor activities abound including hiking,bicycling,canoeing,golf,fly fishing,and mountain biking. Or just relax and enjoy our country roads,antiquing,farmer's markets,special events,country inns and fine dining. In fall foliage season,the wide variation in altitude assures that peak color can always by found nearby. Throughout the year,the valley communities of Waterbury,Stowe,and the Mad River Valley are ready to offer guests a warm welcome. With award-winning lodging,dining and shopping,the valley towns have a heritage of hospitality that dates back to the 1700s.


BURLINGTON-ESSEX JCT.
29 Railroad Avenue,Essex Junction VT. 1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 47,523


W
elcome to the Lake Champlain Valley,home to Vermont's largest city,Burlington. When you arrive in the town of Essex Junction,you may be reminded of an era when life was less complicated. Brick buildings with high arched windows,barber poles,and awnings surround and pull you in immediately with a sense of belonging,community and home.
Just down the road is the cosmopolitan city of Burlington located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain,the sixth largest lake in the country. Burlington pffers an endless list of activities, events,shopping,and dining opportunities. Stroll down the Church Street Marketplace,an outdoor pedestrain mall;ride the complimentary College Street Shuttle to Burlington's thriving waterfront; whatever your preference,the Lake Champlain Valley will make your trip to Vermont a memorable one.


ST. ALBANS
40 Federal Street,St.Albans,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
POPULATION 12,000


St. Albans is a community with classic New England charm...a small city bustling with shops and restaurants amidst some of the most beautiful farmland in the country. Nestled between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains,its wealth of natural resources provides many outdoor activities such as sailing,swimming,fishing,golf,bicycling, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling,hiking,and much more.
Franklin Country is the largest maple producing county in the world and the largest dairy producing county in New England. Visit during the Vermont Maple Festival in April or walk the same path the Confederates took when they raided St. Albans in 1864. While here,we welcome you to stay at one of our local B&Bs,motels or hotels. Stroll Main Street,drive through the beautiful countryside,taste the maple syrup or just ralax and enjoy the local flavor.

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