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Scenic Tour #2: VermonterScenic Tour #2: Vermonter

Washington, DC - St. Albans, VT

Snow-capped mountains and glistening valleys greet you, just as they greeted the settlers who gave birth to this country. You'll see countless New England farms, with their classic barns, as well as animals that roam freely over the lush green hills. Endless acres of maple trees and miles of curving river ways abound. If you yearn to be part of these quiet, pastoral scenes, then come aboard the Vermonter.

As the Vermonter travels through Connecticut to Massachusetts, you'll pass one town after another that retains elegant simplicity which makes New, England so special. Towns like Amherst seem postcard perfect with white church steeples rising over streets lined with ancient trees and well groomed homes.

Soon after the train enters its home state of Vermont, a short tunnel takes you under the town center of Bellows Falls which is on the the National Register of Historic Places. After this exciting break from the scenery, the Vermonter travels north and crosses the rustling waters of the Connecticut River. As you Cross the river, the longest covered bridge in the world runs right alongside the train. While "Vermont" in French means green mountains, that description only covers part of the local color, Crystal blue skies perfectly reflect off the lakes and waterways. In autumn the forest explodes with foliage of reds, oranges and yellow. And in the winter, Vermont's white slopes invite skiers from around the world.

The Vermonter recaptures the spirit of America in all of its original glory.

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