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The State Of Hidden Treasures

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       WEEKEND GETAWAYS - Friday, April 18, 2008
    Make The Most Of Your Vacation - From Coast to Coast!


Greetings Getaway Lover,

We're off to the rolling hills of Vermont.....

Vermont is an entire state of hidden treasures. Highways 
are not marred with billboards, and on some roads, cows 
still stop traffic twice a day, en route to and from the 
pasture. In spring, sap boils in sugarhouses, some built 
generations ago. Yet up the road, a chef trained at the 
New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier might use 
the maple syrup to glaze a pork tenderloin. 

It's the landscape that attracts people to Vermont. The 
rolling hills belie the rugged terrain underneath the 
green canopy of forest growth. During the heyday of the 
wool industry in the mid-1800s, sheep farming denuded 85% 
of the landscape. With railroads opening up the West after
the Civil War, farming moved to the more profitable plain 
states, and the landscape began reclaiming itself. 

Happy Trails,
Jan

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--DESTINATION: Vermont

Tourism is one of the state's main economic engines. In 
winter, Vermont's 16 ski resorts are the prime attraction. 
In summer, clear lakes and streams provide ample opportun-
ities for swimming, boating, and fishing; the hills attract 
hikers and mountain bikers. The more than 14,000 square 
miles of roads are great for road biking. In fall, the 
leaves have their last hurrah, painting the mountainsides 
a stunning array of yellow, gold, red, and orange. The only
time things really slow down is during "mud" season -- 
otherwise known as late fall and spring. Even innkeepers 
have been known to tell guests to come another time. 

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personal accessory. Features two powerful LED lights with 15'
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battery included.

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--WHAT TO DO AND SEE:

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory 
Industrial Site, Waterbury 
 
On your way to Stowe from I-89, be sure to stop at Ben 
& Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, the Valhalla for ice-cream 
lovers. Ben and Jerry began selling ice cream from a 
renovated gas station in Burlington in the 1970s. Famous 
for their social and environmental consciousness, the 
boys do good works while living off the butterfat of the 
land. The tour only skims the surface of the behind-the-
scenes goings-on at the plant -- a flaw forgiven when 
the free samples are dished out. www.benjerry.com. COST: 
Tour $3. 

Address: Rte. 100, 1 mi north of I-89, Waterbury, VT, USA
Phone: 802/846-1500; 802/882-1260 recorded information

 
Bread and Puppet Museum 
Museum/Gallery, Glover 
 
The Bread and Puppet Museum is a ramshackle barn that 
houses a surrealistic collection of props used by the 
world-renowned Bread and Puppet Theater. The troupe has 
been performing social and political commentary with the 
towering (they're supported by people on stilts), eerily 
expressive puppets for about 30 years. They perform at 
the museum every Sunday June-August at 3 PM. COST: 
Donations accepted. OPEN: June-Oct., daily 10-5. 

Address: Rte. 122, 1 mi east of Rte. 16, Glover, VT, USA
Phone: 802/525-3031
 

Dog Mountain 
Museum/Gallery, St. Johnsbury 
 
For folk art, visit Dog Mountain, artist-dog lover Stephen 
Huneck's art gallery (works are for sale) and sculpture 
garden. In the chapel, humans and their canine companions 
can meditate. www.huneck.com. COST: Free. OPEN: June-Oct., 
Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4, and by appointment. 

Address: Off Spaulding Rd., St. Johnsbury, VT, USA
Phone: 802/748-2700 or 800/449-2580
 

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 
Zoo/Aquarium, Burlington 

Part of the waterfront's revitalization, the ECHO Leahy 
Center for Lake Champlain is an aquarium and science 
center. Kids can check out the 100 hands-on, interactive 
wind and water exhibits and the sunken shipwreck. 
www.echovermont.org. COST: $9. OPEN: Daily 10-5, Thurs. 
until 8. 

Address: 1 College St., Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Phone: 802/864-1848
  
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Other Places of Interest:

Eclipse Theater and Starlight Lounge 
Music Club, Waitsfield 
  
The Eclipse Theater and Starlight Lounge presents soul, 
rock, country, blues, and jazz concerts. 

Address: Rte. 100, Waitsfield, VT, USA
Phone: 802/496-7787 

 
Deacon's Den Tavern 
Music Club, Wilmington 
  
Deacon's Den Tavern hosts bands on weekends from 
Thanksgiving through Easter. 

Address: Rte. 100, Wilmington, VT, USA
Phone: 802/464-9361
 
  
Inn at Long Trail 
Music Club, Killington 
  
On weekends, listen to live music and sip draft Guinness 
at the Inn at Long Trail. 

Address: U.S. 4, Killington, VT, USA
Phone: 802/775-7181 


Other Places of Interest:

Eclipse Theater and Starlight Lounge 
Music Club, Waitsfield 
  
The Eclipse Theater and Starlight Lounge presents soul, 
rock, country, blues, and jazz concerts. 

Address: Rte. 100, Waitsfield, VT, USA
Phone: 802/496-7787 

 
Deacon's Den Tavern 
Music Club, Wilmington 
  
Deacon's Den Tavern hosts bands on weekends from 
Thanksgiving through Easter. 

Address: Rte. 100, Wilmington, VT, USA
Phone: 802/464-9361
 
  
Inn at Long Trail 
Music Club, Killington 
  
On weekends, listen to live music and sip draft Guinness 
at the Inn at Long Trail. 

Address: U.S. 4, Killington, VT, USA
Phone: 802/775-7181 
 
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--WHERE TO SLEEP:

Doveberry Inn and Restaurant 
$80 to $220, West Dover 
 
After a day's skiing, this country lodge just a few minutes 
from the slopes provides a welcome haven. You can warm up 
by the fireplace in the living room with a glass of wine 
from the bar. Guest rooms are cheerful and bright, and four 
have fireplaces. The small restaurant ($$$; closed Tuesday) 
serves northern Italian specialties such as wood-grilled 
veal chop with wild mushrooms and pan-seared salmon with 
herbed risotto. www.doveberryinn.com. 11 rooms. Restaurant, 
some in-room VCRs, bar; no a/c in some rooms, no kids under 
8. AE, MC, V. Meal plans available. 

Address: Rte. 100, West Dover, VT, USA
Phone: 802/464-5652 or 800/722-3204
Fax: 802/464-6229
 

Green Mountain Inn 
$80 to $170, Stowe 

Welcoming guests since 1850, this classic redbrick inn in 
downtown Stowe has all the amenities of a resort, like an 
outdoor heated pool open year-round. But the rooms in the 
main inn and annex still feel like a country inn, with 
Early American décor. Two new buildings have luxury rooms, 
suites, and town houses. The Whip Bar & Grill ($$-$$$) 
puts an interesting twist to comfort food, such as cheddar-
cheese-and-apple-stuffed chicken. www.greenmountaininn.com. 
105 rooms. 2 restaurants, pool, gym, hot tub, massage, 
sauna, recreation room. AE, MC, V. Full breakfast. 

Address: 18 Main St., Stowe, VT, USA
Phone: 802/253-7301 or 800/253-7302
Fax: 802/253-5096
 

Heart of the Village Inn 
$120 to Over $220, Shelburne 
 
Each of the elegantly furnished rooms at this handsomely 
restored 1886 B&B across from Town Hall (and ½ mi from the 
Shelburne Museum) provides coziness and comfort. The 
Victorian house has five guest rooms, with four more and 
a suite in the carriage barn. In rooms with king-size beds, 
you can divide the beds into twins. www.heartofthevillage.com. 
8 rooms, 1 suite. Cable TV. AE, MC, V. Full breakfast. 

Address: 5347 Shelburne Rd. (Rte. 7), Shelburne, VT 05482, USA
Phone: 802/985-2800 or 877/808-1834
Fax: 802/985-2870
 
--WHERE TO DINE:

American Flatbread 
Italian, $8 to $20, Waitsfield 
 
For ideologically and gastronomically sound pizza, you 
won't find a better place in the Green Mountains than 
this modest haven between Waitsfield and Warren. Organic 
flour and produce fuel mind and body, and Vermont hardwood 
fuels the earth-and-stone oven. The "punctuated equilibrium 
flat bread," made with olive-pepper goat cheese and rosemary, 
is a dream, as are more traditional pizzas. It's open Monday-
Thursday 7:30 AM-8 PM for takeout, Friday and Saturday 
5:30-9:30 for dinner. Reservations not accepted. MC, V. 
Closed Sun. 

Address: Rte. 100, Waitsfield, VT, USA
Phone: 802/496-8856

 
Bear Creek Mountain Club 
Contemporary, $12 to $28, Ludlow 
 
A private ski club by day, the elegant clubhouse with 
mahogany doors and marble counters opens to the public 
at night for dinner. A cathedral ceiling in the upstairs 
dining room gives an open, airy feel. The menu features 
such creations as cannelloni stuffed with butternut squash 
and grilled gingered pork tenderloin. Ski it off the next 
day with a $75 guest pass. MC, V. Closed Mon.-Wed. No lunch. 

Address: Rte. 100, 9 mi north of Ludlow, Plymouth, VT, USA
Phone: 802/672-4242
 

Chef's Table 
Contemporary, $12 to $28, Montpelier 
 
Nearly everyone working here is a student at the New 
England Culinary Institute. Although this is a training 
ground, the quality and inventiveness are anything but 
beginner's luck. The menu changes daily. Dining is more 
formal than that of the sister operation downstairs, the 
Main Street Bar and Grill (open daily for lunch and dinner). 
A 15% gratuity is added to the bill. AE, D, DC, MC, V. 
Closed Sun. No lunch Sat. 

Address: 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT, USA
Phone: 802/229-9202; 802/223-3188 grill


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