Every state has something to offer, an experience or a sight to see or something to taste. However, some states are simply overlooked by America or even the world! For a couple to build memories they need a variety of experiences big and small and to have ways to not just travel but to explore! Here’s a state worth exploring, can you guess which one it is before you reach the bottom?
1. Tour the Wilson Castle
The house was built in 1867 in a mix of nineteenth-century architectural styles including Dutch neo-renaissance. It now operates as a museum and admission is free 🙂
2. Explore Smugglers Notch
Smugglers Notch is a ski resort founded upon three mountains that were originally used to smuggle goods during the American Revolution. It is locally known as Smuggs or the Notch. Wildly known for the windy, dangerous road pinched between two mountains, the notch will take you up and over the mountain and into Stowe, and will offer endless places to hike and explore in between!
3. Walk Church Street
Descending a few thousand feet, you can visit Church Street. Right around the corner from Battery Street Park, you can enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants crawling up and back down the red brick street and take a short walk down to the waterfront where you can walk along one of the largest lakes in the United States. Enjoy the parka and let the cold lake breeze bring you together on a beautiful stone bench! ♥
4. Try the Real Organic Food
No, this is not a place, but it can be found across the board in this mystery state! Sneakers, Mimmo’s, Penne Cluse Café and so much more can be found throughout the state! When you’re in a place that consists of more organic farms per square inch than any other state, you can find some of the best food in the country!
5. Leap from Red Rocks
Here’s a dangerous idea, CLIFF JUMPING!! Take a hike out to the cliff-side and getready to risk it all together! Red Rocks has made top ten for cliff jumping spots around the world! If you’re a couple that loves feeling risky together and hopping into extreme sports, you NEED to go here! It’s a memory you won’t regret.
6. Discover Stowe
We’ll keep this short and sweet; Stowe is beautiful and adventurous! You can explore the small mountain town, or you can get lost in the hills together! No, really, you will get lost so don’t take too many random turns on the trails! Mountain views and breathtaking rivers and waterfalls are scattered throughout the town, go in the summer and go for a refreshing swim!
7. Get Married on Shelburne Farms
Shelburne Farms is a very historical, very magical place (and a perfect spot for a wedding, just saying)! Dr. William Seward Webb built the property in 1886 as agricultural model. Since then it has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and then a National Historic Landmark District in 2001. Today the historic property is a nonprofit education center for sustainability and possibly one of the most beautiful landmarks you can visit!
8. Swim the Dorset Quarry
Not quite as historical as #8, the Dorset Quarry is an amazing place to spend the day! The abandoned quarry is far from deserted, as it has become a favorite spot for locals and cliff jumping fanatics! Take a seat out of the middle island and enjoy the view as you watch the local pros do flips and tricks into the water, OR get off your butt and join them! The rock sinks straight down all the way to the very deep bottom, so you can go ahead and just walk off the ledge safely!
9. Shop the Burton Store
So maybe this one gave away our secret state (if you haven’t figured it out yet) but Burton is the original snowboard! In 1977 Jake Burton invented the snowboard in his barn and since then the company has become a global phenomenon and a big part of winter sporting events! However, it’s only here that you can find the Burton Store! The store features a classy woodland design with artistic studio layouts. Out back you’ll find a half pipe, and inside you’ll find leather couches, a flat screen TV and a Playstation 4! So on top of the shopping, you can actually kick it back, relax and hang out!
10. Go Back in Time at Tinkers Barn
Talk about a blast from the past. This store will take you there. They have items from the 1800’s – early 1950’s. Everything from hunting gear to “blueberry picking gear” and kitchen utensils to jewelery and clocks and bayonets. They have hats from almost every early 1900 era as well as other clothing. We could go on and on with all the items they carry. We personally bought an original Bambi book published in 1927 in mint condition. The history and life in this place is just amazing, and to see all the items they carry that have been passed down for hundreds of years is so incredibly humbling.
Did you guess the state? To some it may have been obvious, but it’s a shocking thing how many people look over this beautiful state! It offers endless things to do outdoors, breathtaking scenery and some of the most unique experiences in the world! Some would say the people who come from this small state are the ones who are silently changing the world.
This state is Vermont!