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
the "North Country" twelve months a year.
Covered bridges,bed & breakfasts,the Green Montains,nature
parks,historic museums and art galleries are a few of the local
Vermont is well-known for its sk resorts,including Sugarbush and
most spectacular are the farm and forest landscapes with the world-famous
foliage. In the spring,Vermont's maple sugar season opens. All
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
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
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
on the Vermonter,and call 1-800-VERMONT to find out how Vermont
will change the way you
look at things.
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
shopping like it used to be with a variety of shops carrying books,crystals,imports,and
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.
Depot Street,Bellows Falls,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
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
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.
Plains Road,Claremont Junction,NH.1-800-USA-RAIL
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.
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
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.
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
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 Junction Road,Montpelier,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
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
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.
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.
29 Railroad Avenue,Essex Junction VT. 1-800-USA-RAIL
Welcome 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.
40 Federal Street,St.Albans,VT.1-800-USA-RAIL
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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
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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