Rutland, also known as Marble City, is the third largest city in Vermont. A charming New England community nestled in the picturesque Green Mountains, Rutland was once one of the leading producers of marble in the world and is now a popular shopping and leaf-peeping destination. If your vacation includes sightseeing, hiking or relaxing, Rutland is the place to be.
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Pico Peak, the northernmost summit of the Coolidge Range in the Green Mountains, provides sweeping panoramic views and four-season hiking and outdoor recreation. Pico Peak is part of the Killington Ski Resort. Take the lift to the top of the 3,957-foot mountain and marvel at nature's unspoiled creation.
The popular Deer Leap Trail is a short but challenging climb that leads to breathtaking views of the valley and Pico Mountain. The well-marked three-mile trail is part of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. Rest at the top and enjoy the view. On a clear day you can see for miles.
With more than 2,500 works of art, the Norman Rockwell Museum Gallery covers the beloved artist's Vermont years in chronological order. The gallery features Rockwell's Four Freedoms and entire collection of 323 Saturday Evening Post covers. The gift shop offers Rockwell memorabilia and souvenirs.
Vermont is known for its bucolic dairy farms, so it makes sense that Crowley Cheese would have exceptional handcrafted artisan cheese. Crowley Cheese heralds back to 1824, when the family began cheese-making in rural Vermont. After 185 years, their recipe remains the same.
For an extreme adventure, visit Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center's 30 top rope stations, 25-foot ceilings and bouldering cave. Shoes, harnesses and skilled instruction are available. Adventure camps and parties can be arranged for groups and families.
Stroll through Rutland Downtown Historic District and discover many quaint shops, restaurants and magnificent buildings. The downtown area along Strong Avenue, State, Wales, Washington, Pine and Cottage streets has 108 impressive buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
If you are looking for a place to unwind and relax in the Green Mountains, you will love the hotels Rutland, VT has to offer. Reserve with Choice Hotels today.
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