Meet Vermont

A place where beauty, recreation and local flavor blends with a desire to explore fresh ideas, whether it be in healthcare and public schools or a better way to harvest sap from our maple groves. True to our independent spirit, we take pride in ‘keeping it local,’ illustrated in our farm-to-table restaurants and CSAs, artisan shops and craft breweries. Revel in the beauty and peace of our mountains, rail trail and Lake Champlain. At heart though, Franklin County is about more than the riches of the seasons afforded to us; it is the strong sense of community and ingenuity, combined with hard work, that emboldens us to find a better way to accomplish almost anything.

Our Corner of Vermont

The United Health Foundation consistently ranks Vermont as one of the healthiest states in the United States!

Kiplinger’s rated Burlington in the top 10 Best Cities for the next decade.

Rated #1 place to start a family in the United States.


Area links

Get to know our area

Downtown St. Albans

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

St. Albans, VT

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Vermont life  

Local fun, activities and events

There’s a reason why so many people who travel to Vermont end up staying for good. Here, the rugged beauty of the Green mountains that attracts hikers, skiers, and outdoorsmen of all kinds is complemented by bustling small-town communities of aspiring chefs, artists and designers. Simply put: ask anyone who lives here. Vermont is a great place to be.

Ski Vermont

Vermont Maple Festival

Burlington City Arts 

Ben & Jerry’s

Magic Hat

SevenDays event calendar   

Cities near by

For those who love the big city experience every now and again, you don’t have to travel far.

Burlington – Distance: 29 miles  •  Travel time: 30 minutes  •  Airport: BTV

Montreal – Distance: 68 miles  •  Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes  •  Airport: YUL

Boston – Distance: 214 miles  •  Travel time: 4 hours  •  Airport: BOS

New York – Distance: 384 miles  •  Travel time: 6 hours  •  Airport: JFK

Quick fact: a direct flight from Burlington to New York City, on average, is 55 minutes.

School districts

Vermont schools receive the highest rankings in the U.S. year after year.

Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union

Franklin West Supervisory Union

Grand Isle Supervisory Union

Maple Run Unified School District

Missisquoi Valley School District