Scenic USA - Vermont

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Green Mountain Byway

Vermont's Route 100 - Granville

Photo by Ben Prepelka

Vermont's Route 100 bisects the state from top to bottom, following river valleys, alongside the peaks of the Green Mountains. This scenic route starts at the southern border at one of Vermont's oldest cities, Wilmington (chartered in 1750). Heading northward, the highway passes two state parks, Townsend and Jamaica. The West River at Jamaica attracts whitewater enthusiasts. Hamilton Falls is another scenic wonder as Cobb Creek drops over 125 feet over granite ledges. Next up is the picturesque town of Weston, where historic buildings recall a bygone era before electric power. Just north of Gifford Woods State Park and Stockbridge, the two lane highway winds along the White River.
Granville marks the midpoint on this 180 mile route. This view looks northward toward town as the snow-white steeple of Granville Methodist Church reaches skyward. The white clapboard church dates back to 1838 and marks the center of town. Texas Falls and Moss Glen Falls, two roadside attractions, are found near Granville. Northward, the byway climbs to the route's highpoint at Lincoln Gap. Warren and Waitsfield are up next as 100 smoothes out in the Mad River Valley. After crossing Interstate 89, travelers will find Stowe, one of Vermont's most famous villages. Here, the Von Trapp family attracted world wide attention more than 50 years ago. With the catchy name of Smugglers Notch, this ski resort shares the limelight with Stowe. The Green Mountain Byway ends near the northern border at Westfield and Troy, flanked by the Lowell Mountains. Here the scenic route follows the East Branch of the Missisquoi River and leads to Elmore State Park.



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