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A Day in Richmond Vermont

The beautiful town of Richmond sits in a peaceful valley at the foothills of the Green Mountains. Here you will find a rich tapestry of treasures from Vermont’s past and present. Take a stroll down Bridge Street and enjoy historic architecture revitalized for today’s uses. The famous Richmond Round Church is a towering, 16-sided wooden meetinghouse built in 1812 and well-preserved to this day. It now serves as a venue for weddings and concerts, where you can enjoy festivities on its vast lawns overlooking the iconic bridge into town. Downtown you will find delightful shops and boutiques with a rustic theme and small-town charm. Enjoy farm to table cuisine, freshly baked treats, and Vermont’s famous creemees, then head


down to Volunteer’s Green to catch the farmer’s market and walk along the river. Richmond is a hub for outdoor recreation with easy access to the Winooski River and some of the highest peaks in the Green Mountains, including Camel’s Hump and Mount Mansfield. Local shops offer everything from whitewater kayaking to relaxing tube rides down the Winooski River. Birdwatching enthusiasts can take advantage of the Audubon Society of Vermont in nearby Huntington, which offers miles of trails and events for all ages. Hikers will find themselves just minutes from Camel’s Hump State Park and Vermont’s famous Long Trail, the oldest long

distance hiking trail in the United States. In the winter months, Richmond is a gateway to some of the best skiing in the northeast, with Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch just a short drive away, and Bolton Valley and Cochran’s Ski Area right outside of town. With access to Interstate 89, Richmond is just a quick commute to Burlington, Waterbury, or Montpelier. Whether you’re stopping by for a short trip or setting down roots, this classic Vermont town is sure to delight.