Chelsea, VT, USA

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Chelsea, VT, USA

Chelsea vacation rentals

Chelsea _ a blast from the past

If you're looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of modern metropolitan life, you've come to the right place. Surrounded by rolling countryside dotted with barns and B&Bs, Chelsea is known for its quaint downtown, historic covered bridges, and scenic natural beauty. The region's hills are popular with hikers, and visitors flock to Chelsea every autumn for stunning displays of fall foliage. Winter sports are a major pastime in the area, and your Chelsea vacation rental will put you within easy access of some of the area's top ski slopes.

An outside chance in Chelsea

Outdoor activities are the order of the day in Chelsea. You'll find plenty of hiking trails and campsites in the region's numerous city, state, and county parks, and the White River offers fishing, boating, and swimming excursions during the warmer spring and summer months. In the winter, you can enjoy skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing, and there are a number of ski resorts in the surrounding towns. Once you've had your fill of the great outdoors, you can check out the charming restaurants and mom-and-pop shops on Main Street, where you can sample the region's local crafts and agricultural products.

A capitol time in (and around) Chelsea

To get a closer look at the storied buildings and local color, take a stroll through the Chelsea Historic District. Many of the structures date from the town's early years in the late 18th century, and you'll find a number of churches, covered bridges, and private homes that are worth your attention. If culture's what you're after, Montpelier, the state capitol, is only a short drive away. Here, you can bone up on the state's past at the Vermont History Museum, or get spaced out on science at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium.

See Chelsea's true colors

Chelsea has a humid continental climate, which means warm, humid summers, and cold, snowy winters. Spring and fall are brisk, with highs in the mid-50s in April and October, which means the autumn foliage is at its most spectacular just after the weather has started to turn. Fall is one of the busiest times of year to visit, and you'll also find that prices for Chelsea vacation rentals are at their peak during this season. Summers are warm, with average highs in the 70s from June through August, while highs during the snowy winter months are regularly below freezing.

Chelsea _ king of the hills

The area around Chelsea is mostly made up of grassy countryside, with farms and dairies scattered throughout. The surrounding hills offer wooded hiking trails and charming views of the town and seasonal fall colors. Chelsea lies alongside the First Branch of the White River, and you'll find a number of smaller streams in the area as well, which offer plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, and kayaking. They're also home to many species of migratory birds, as well as fish and small mammals. With a Chelsea vacation rental, you'll be in the middle of a pastoral northeastern paradise worthy of Norman Rockwell himself.