Brookfield, VT, USA

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Brookfield, VT, USA

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A historic nook in Vermont

The 18th-century town of Brookfield is located in Orange County, Vermont and is probably best known for its floating bridge that crosses Sunset Lake held up by pontoons. Built in the early 19th century, it's the only one of its kind east of the Mississippi. Annually in January, the lake is used for the Brookfield Ice Harvest, a winter festival of sledding, ice cutting, and skating. If you plan to visit the town at this time, be sure to book your Brookfield vacation rental well in advance. The small town is also home to Vermont's oldest library, which has been open for over 200 years.

A winter wonderland in Brookfield

For adventure, Vermont is perhaps best visited during winter, when the mountains are carpeted in powdery snow. Skiers and snowboards descent on the Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Magic Mountain, and Smugglers' Notch for some of the best pistes in North America. Don't worry if you're not a skier – other activities like sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobile rides, and ice fishing are readily available in this sprawling winter wonderland in Vermont. At night, you can spend your evenings at the wintery spas, take a tour of the local craft breweries, or catch one of the state's many concerts before returning to your private pad.

A rich agricultural history

Vermont has its roots in farming, and this tradition continues today. South of Brookfield is Dutton Berry Farm, where you can understand this agricultural history, pick your own strawberries, buy deliciously sweet maple syrup, and taste homemade cider. If you stay in a Brookfield vacation rental at the end of January, you can take part in the famous, annual ice festival. Here, you can don hand-made snowshoes, watch ice cutting and sculpting demonstrations, skate across the lake, and sample the local food.

Come throughout the year

Vermont is worth visiting all through the year. The warm sunny days in spring, and the hot summers, are ideal conditions for hiking, kayaking, or camping surrounded by waterfalls and lakes. The temperatures drop considerably in fall, but a blanket of red, yellow, and orange foliage fills the Vermont landscape. The heavy snows will fall from December through to February, and offers travelers a gleamingly white haven for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, and dog sled rides, after which you can return to your cozy Brookfield vacation rental for a toasty fire and hot chocolate.

Rolling farmland and mountainous forests

Vermont is one of the most scenic states in the US. Surrounding the Brookfield vacation rentals are rolling farmland that will delight visitors. The meandering trails in the nearby national forests of White Mountain and Green Mountain wind up through lush woodlands and around gleaming lakes and waterfalls. The January cold snap turns the whole state into a beautiful wintery paradise of powdery snow and glistening icicles, but the days are often bright and sunny at this time.