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Vermont Best Attractions 2012

Vermont Best Attractions 2012
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BEST PLACE TO GET LOST
Hathaway Farm, Rutland
Saturday night “Moonlight Madness” festivities at Vermont’s largest corn maze begin with a glowstick-lit expedition and conclude with a marshmallow roast. The maze is open from the last weekend in July through the last weekend in October. 741 Prospect Hill Road. 802-775-2624; hathawayfarm.com

BEST RUMMAGING
The Antique Center at Camelot Village, Bennington
Some 150 dealers cram Vermont’s largest antiques center, whose ever-changing inventories range from coins to old advertising signs, dolls to heirloom jewelry, glassware to vintage clothing. Check out the craft gallery and the country store. Route 9. 802-447-0039; shopsatcamelotvillage.com

BEST NEW LIVE-MUSIC VENUE
Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction
“It’s All About the Music” at this intimate venue, which hosts a cavalcade of big-name entertainers. Bring along a bottle of wine, kick back, and enjoy the fabulous acoustics. $3 per person cover charge, plus ticket purchase. 188 South Main St. 802-698-8341; tupelohall.com

BEST PLACE TO GET A LIFT
Balloons of Vermont, Quechee
Suspended from a colorful hot-air balloon, float high above Quechee Gorge and the Upper Valley. Choose between sunrise and sunset flights. 1760 Quechee Main St. 802-369-0213; balloonsofvermont.com/

BEST ART IN A TIME CAPSULE
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Art Gallery, St. Johnsbury
Enjoy 19th-century art at the nation’s oldest art gallery in its original form. This 1873 black-walnut time warp features Hudson River School paintings, European portraits and pastorals, and Bierstadt’s dramatic Domes of the Yosemite. 1171 Main St. 802-748-8291; stjathenaeum.org

BEST WAY TO HANG LOOSE
Cobble Mountain Hammock Company, East Corinth
The incredibly comfortable rope-and-oak hammock chairs here look as though they should be suspended from a yardarm. They’re handcrafted in the company’s historic bobbin mill. 1051 Village Road. 802-439-5232; cobblemountain.com

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