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Vermont Staycation: 7 Fun Things to Do While Staying Close to Home

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 12:40 PM

Rich in history and agriculture, families planning a staycation have plenty to discover in Vermont. Until the late 1800s, much of the entertainment Vermont locals enjoyed did not extend beyond the town or village boundaries. Since agriculture was a way of life, entertainment was frequently combined with farm labor activities. Times have changed and the Green Mountain State has a lot to see.

Here are seven great places to visit in Vermont:

1. Vermont Antique Mall: Located in Quechee, families can shop where the antique dealers shop. "This place is great," writes a reviewer on Yelp. "Food shops and antiques, you can get lost in this place."

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2. Enjoy local art and culture: Events such as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, the Dorset Theatre Festival, Southern Vermont Arts Center and the Northshire Performing Arts.

3. TimberQuest Park: Located in Londonderry, this adventure filled attraction includes a series of tree-top obstacle courses and ziplines throughout the park. Families on a staycation can enjoy the various aerial adventures TimberQuest has in store.

4. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center: Located in Brattleboro, this independent, non-collecting museum has various exhibits everyone in the family can enjoy. Exhibits include Children of Oasis and Love, Labor, Worship: The People of Basin Farm.

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5. Guided Tours: Many tours can take families on an adventure to abandoned marble quarries, working farms, places on the National Historic Register and local artisan's studios and more.

6. Hot Glass Works: Located in downtown Jamaica, visitors can discover the various art glass designs in the woods of Southern Vermont. From perfume bottles to jewelry, there is plenty to discover.

7. Smugglers' Notch Resort: Located in the Town of Cambridge, this resort is a great place for families to enjoy a day of skiing. Gather around the bonfire while sipping on hot chocolate, Smugglers' Notch is rated the number one kid friendly resort.

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