We always begin the day with hot coffee and a hot, buffet breakfast. If you wake up early, there is a beautiful setting to walk about, just outside our lodge. We are located about a quarter mile from the first tee of Killington's Championship 18 hole golf course.
New England Maple Museum
The New England Maple Museum is conveniently located in the heart of Maple Country, nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, where the finest Vermont maple syrup is made.
The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.
Today, the sweet aroma of sap permeating the air, still harkens the arrival of Spring in Vermont. And a tour of the New England Maple Museum brings it all to life. http://www.maplemuseum.com/
Luncheon Cruise on Lake Champlain.
Narrated 1½ hour cruises offer time to relax, enjoy the views and savor a bountiful buffet designed especially for the "lunch bunch". The Executive Chef's newly created menu features: Soup of the day, Green Salad Bar, Pasta of the Day, Carving Station, Fresh-Baked Artisan Bread, Selection of Main Dish Salads and Fresh-Baked Desserts. http://www.soea.com/motorcoach.html
Church Street Marketplace, Burlington
Downtown Burlington Vermont’s award-winning open air mall is a hub of activity where you’ll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over 100 places to shop and dine, and even quiet places to ponder. http://www.churchstmarketplace.com/
A Brief History of the Church Street Marketplace
The concept of the Church Street
Marketplace originated as early as 1958 as part of a series of urban
renewal discussions. During the summer of 1971, a one-day,
experimental street fair was held on four blocks of Church Street,
and approximately 15,000 persons attended. The success of the street
fair was taken as a demonstration of the feasibility of a mall.
By late 1971, Patrick Robins, president of the Downtown Burlington Development Association and local architect Bill Truex (then chairman of the City's Planning Commission) recognized the potential of the mall. With their guidance, a second, week-long street fair was held along Church Street in the summer of 1972. Traffic was rerouted from four blocks of Church Street to the parallel streets, extra transit was added for the week and short-term physical modifications (such as adding trees, benches, and booths) were made on the street. Merchants were allowed full use of the area for display of retail goods and special events were planned. It was estimated that 50,000 persons attended during the week.
Vermont Teddy Bear Factory
Tour the Factory Where the Best Teddy Bears in the Universe Are Born!
Vermont Teddy Bear Company is the largest maker of hand-crafted, American-made Teddy Bears! Embraced by the scenic Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains, the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory colors the countryside in beautiful Shelburne, Vermont, USA.
Visit Us In Vermont - See How Vermont Teddy Bears are Born! Read about our Factory Tour, Bear Shop, Make A Friend For Life® program, and upcoming Special Events, all here at our fun-stuffed Teddy Bear Factory.
A brief look at how our Classic Vermont Teddy Bears are hand-crafted, personalized, and delivered world-wide by our famous Bear-Gram®gift service. http://www.vermontteddybear.com/Static/Factory-Tour.aspx
Dinner at Rosies, Middlebury
The exposed post and beam structure allows travelers to dine in a quintessential Vermont atmosphere. In addition, we have a large Great Room, which can accommodate up to seventy people, with a fireplace and rafters hung with handmade quilts. We have unsurpassed value on both our daily menu and on our unique menu offerings for banquets, receptions and traveling bus tours and teams.
Return to the Cascades Lodge
Breakfast, and if it is time to leave, our innkeeper will bid each "farewell" and offer a small token of friendship.
If there is time for another day, Vermont Farm Tours is an excellent way to enjoy our green mountain state.
Many other favorite attractions
Ben And Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream Factory ⊕ Morgan Horse Farm ⊕ Cold Hollow Cider Mill ⊕ Norman Rockwell Museum ⊕ Rock of Ages Quarries ⊕ New England Marble Exhibit ⊕ Maple Museum ⊕ Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hildene Mansion ⊕ The Wilson Castle ⊕ and The Morgan Horse Farm.
Other great stops of interest, though lesser known are:
The Long Trail Brewing Company ⊕ Middlebury’s Frog Hollow Crafts ⊕ Vermont Institute of Natural Science ⊕ Bill W’s birthplace ⊕ The Green Mountain Flyer Railroad ⊕ Robert Frost Wayside ⊕ a day at Saratoga Track in the Adirondacks in Upstate NY. ⊕ Eatons Sugarhouse in Royalton is agreat lunch stop.