Central Vermont

While Vermont is always popular with hikers and skiers, there are some sights worth checking out and everyone has to eat!


Central Vermont

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Beth on November 3, 2000

On a holiday weekend when everyone and their brother goes leaf-peeping, we got rained out. Plan B was in order and we enjoyed our time in the Rutland area.${QuickSuggestions} ${BestWay} I don't think there's too many ways to get around without your own car!

Sirloin Saloon

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Beth on November 6, 2000

There are three locations -- I went to the one in Rutland. It's a great lodge atmosphere with lots of candlelight. Everyone from couples to groups of friends would be comfortable there. The salad bar is great, steaks are amazing and the seasonal vegetables were fabulous. If you don't make a reservation, don't worry because the bar and waiting areas are very pleasant.
Sirloin Saloon
Route 7
Pittsford

New England Maple Museum

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Beth on November 6, 2000

This is the largest food museum in the United States and has been rated in several nationial and regional magazines. It's a little hokey but it really does cover the entire process of turning sap into syrup. There are several points throughout the museum where you can sample different maple products.
New England Maple Museum
Route 7
Pittsford, Vermont, 05763
(802) 483-9414

Wilson Castle

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Beth on November 6, 2000

This is a castle that was built in the late 1800s by Doctor and Lady Johnson. After being sold several times, radio pioneer Herbert Wilson bought it in the 1930s. His daughter, Blossom, lives in the renovated servants quarters.

Tours last about 45 minutes, are offered May through October, seven days a week. The castle is filled with period furnishings and housewares as well as Asian furnishings. For more information, go to Wilson Castle's webiste.
Wilson Castle
West Proctor Road
Rutland, Vermont, 05701
(802) 773-3284

Vermont Marble Exhibit

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by Beth on November 3, 2000

Who knew how much there is to know about marble? This is an interesting place that takes you through several exhibits and finishes you up at, of course, the gift shop! You start out by watching a movie about how marble is mined, then you can walk through the Hall of Presidents, the Marble Chapel and displays of everything from marble-countered kitchen displays to marble sculptures. Not the most exciting place on the planet but not bad. If you are in the market for anything from chess sets to cheese boards, check out the gift shop. You can find almost everything you can imagine made out of different colors of marble.

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