Our region is located in the heart of Vermont and is conveniently accessed by Interstate 89. Not surprisingly, a good many of our first-time visitors stop here on their way to someplace else. What they quickly discover, however, are scenic vistas, warm greetings and unique shopping, lodging, and dining experiences – such that the next time they come this way, this is their destination.
The eleven towns that make up our region offer all of the beauty and charm for which Vermont is well known, as well as all of the amenities and benefits of a more populated area. We are home to an exceptional hospital Gifford Medical Center; outstanding educational institutions, including a four-year baccalaureate college, Vermont Tech, which for four years running has been ranked among the top ten public colleges in the North by US News and World Report; the Chandler Center for the Arts, which hosts a wide range of concerts, programs, and festivals throughout the year; and numerous restaurants, retail businesses, services providers and manufacturers. We have some fantastic localvore dining options and incredible art galleries & shops. We are also home to a number of family and commercial farms that are making a steady move toward diversified and sustainable practices.