Sunday, May 12, 2013

Vermont by Rail to Chester, Vermont

Traveling to Vermont for the clean-green experience?  Why not travel by rail and take in some of New England’s finest scenery.  Your stop in the Okemo Valley village of Chester is like stepping back in time.   

Walk off the train and onto the platform of an original train station that has weathered over 160 years.  
 Located in the heart of Chester Depot, this beautiful Victorian station is within walking distance of a number of historical buildings, cemeteries, the Chester Historical Society, the pre-civil war stone village of homes constructed of glimmer stone, a quintessential Vermont village with a beautiful green in the center of beautifully manicured 200 + year old homes, B&B’s, shops and restaurants. 

Chester is noted as Vermont’s Prettiest Painted Village”, home of the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art (VTICA), countless artisan galleries, and of course, antique shops galore.  Stay the night in any of the 11 B&B’s, walk the streets, ask the villagers about local hikes, visit the Historical Society, enjoy lunch on the deck at MacLaomainns Scottish Pub, browse the book shelves at Misty Valley Books, take in the Cemetery Scavenger Hunt by Inn Victoria, ride the valley on horseback by Plan B Stables, Walk Inn to Inn via “Vermont Inn to Inn Walking Tours”.
Travel the rails from the city to Vermont’s own Brigadoon, called; Chester, VT.

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