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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“You won't believe this place - a live music bar with craft beer tucked into the back of a traditional Vermont Country Store a few miles from the Cottage. Open Mike on Wednesday and great local music. Ask for Artie”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing views and hiking. Meadow affords easier walk in on double track road to meadow with spur trail to the Pinnacle trail beyond the meadow. the top of the Pinnacle is a popular hike as it affords 360 degree views from a relatively short hike”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“At 3,538’ Mount Hunger is considerably shorter than Mansfield, but a steep, fun climb and wide open rock summit give it the flavor of a 4,000+ footer. Just shy of four miles roundtrip, a 2,300’ elevation gain means you’ll be working almost the whole time.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Worcester Range rises across a valley from Mount Mansfield with Route 100 and the villages of Waterbury Center and Stowe between. Visitors focused only on Vermont’s tallest mountain may miss one of the state’s best hikes—and best views—to the right. At 3,538’ Mount Hunger is considerably shorter than Mansfield, but a steep, fun climb and wide open rock summit give it the flavor of a 4,000+ footer. Mount Hunger’s summit is wide open. Though common in other tall ranges (think the Presidentials), not many of Vermont’s peaks share an open ridge trail like this. Even Camel’s Hump, right on the Long Trail, sees the trail go up, over, and back down under treeline.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A stowe classic, 3.7m, steep in some sections, offering good views at the top”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“My favorite spot for swimming! No beach, but a lovely deck, clear and warm water. You could even see loons!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local coffee shop and bakery featuring the best maple-frosted cinnamon buns anywhere! And great coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Excellent hiking and if you want to go all day, you can then head to Hunger Mountain!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“A moderate 3-mile, out and back trail with 1551 feet of elevation gain and beautiful panoramic views from above the tree line. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A wonderful Vermont General Store owned by neighbors Artie and Nancy Toulis. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gas Station
“LBJ's is a general store and gas station with a deli and also delicious Indian food made by the owners - our family is very fond of the samosas. ”
  • 1 local recommends