THE YEAR OF THE ROAD TRIP - VERMONT ROUTE 100

Vermont Route 100 is a north–south state highway in Vermont in the United States. Running through the center of the state, it travels nearly the entire length of Vermont and is 216.59 miles (349 km) long. Route 100 is the state's longest state highway.

 

 



 

Vermont Route 100

Vermont Route 100 is a north–south state highway in Vermont in the United States. Running through the center of the state, it travels nearly the entire length of Vermont and is 216.59 miles (349 km) long. Route 100 is the state's longest state highway.


The road is the main thoroughfare for some of Vermont's most well-known resort towns, including Wilmington, Ludlow, Killington, Warren, and Stowe. As such, many of Vermont's ski resorts are located either directly on, or in proximity to, VT 100; these include Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Snow, Killington, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Stowe Mountain Resort and Jay Peak.


 

Wilmington, VT

Browsing the small town of Wilmington is to step back in time, except for its craft shops and galleries, which are extremely popular during Summer and Fall. In Winter, it's home to many skiers at nearby Mount Snow. Heading north you will soon pass through West Dover, the home of Mount Snow. North again. being careful to remain on Route 100 as it joins and breaks away from Route 30. On to Londonderry and Weston!



 

 

Weston, VT

You'll most probably want to stop in picturesque Weston. It's home to the legendary Vermont Country Store; The Old Mill Museum; The Weston Playhouse; and the Weston Priory, a Benedictine Monastery. It's also known for its annual Fall Antique and Craft Shows. There are also several inns and eateries here.

 

Ludlow, VT

Next, you'll travel north to Ludlow, home of Okemo Mountain Ski Resort. There's plenty of lodging and eateries here. Again, be careful to remain on Route 100 North as it joins and then leaves Route 103.


Camp Plymouth State Park, Route 100, Ludlow, VT


 

Lakes Region



Within five minutes of leaving Ludlow you will begin traveling through the "Lakes Region"... a beautiful section of Route 100! There's a great State Park here, Camp Plymouth State Park. It's in a beautiful setting, and has a sandy beach, picnic area, rental boats, snack bar, etc. Great for kids as well!

 

Plymouth, VT

Further north on Route 100 you'll come upon the town of Plymouth. The Calvin Coolidge Homestead is in Plymouth Notch, less than a mile away on Route 100A. It's definitely worth a visit even if you're not a history buff! 

Stowe, VT

Stowe and Mt. Mansfield? Spectacular! And, contrary to what you may think, is a major destination during summer and fall. The village of Stowe has some great shops and galleries, lodging and dining. However, you'll also want to take a side-trip up Mt. Mansfield [Vermont's Highest Mountain] via Route 108 out of Stowe Village. Great lodging establishments here! Unlike many of Vermont's mountains, Mt. Mansfield is rugged terrain.. with rock formations and road-side boulders bigger than your car! Continue over the mountain to Smugglers' Notch... more spectacular scenery. Note: This route is only open May through approximately Mid-October. During the winter it is impassible and closed due to snow.  Back to Route 100 North

The remainder of Route 100, to the Canadian Border, consists of small towns and villages until you reach Newport and Lake Memphremagog...half in Vermont, half in Canada. Enjoy!

 


Newport, VT

The remainder of Route 100, to the Canadian Border, consists of small towns and villages until you reach Newport and Lake Memphremagog...half in Vermont, half in Canada. Enjoy!