See the Sights of Green Mountain National Forest while in Arlington

Nestled between the Green Mountain National Forest and the Taconis Range, Arlington is a good location for those looking to spend some time exploring nature. In fact, the Battenkill River, known for superb trout fishing, runs right through the center of town. BBOnline reccommends taking some time to venture into the great outdoors when you stay at an Arlington Bed and Breakfast. In addition to outdoor adventures, Arlington is a quaint little town that has plenty of shops and small museums to occupy your time.

Green Mountain National Forest
231 N Main St
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 747-6700
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/greenmountain/htm/greenmountain/g_home.htm

The Green Mountain National Forest has a diverse landscape. There are quiet and secluded hollows that contridict the exposed and rugged heights of the mountains nearby. The forest spans over 4,000 acres, stretching out to cover almost two-thirds of Vermont. It doesn't matter what time of year you decide to stay at an Arlington Inn, the forest offers a variety of things to do during all four seasons. Hikers will appreciate the views of the surrounding nature in the spring and fall. In autumn the mountainside bursts with color as the leaves change, and the trees prepare for winter. During the spring the birds return, and many bird watchers take to the trails. Horseback riding, biking and fishing are also popular throughout the warmer months. In the winter, head up the mountains and hit the slopes, or keep to the trails for cross-country skiing.

Norman Rockwell Exhibition
348 Sunderland Hill Road
Arlington, VT 05250
(802) 375-6423
http://www.vmga.org/bennington/normrockwell.html

When you're finished exploring the Green Mountain National Forest, take some time to visit the Norman Rockwell Exhibition. Norman Rockwell lived in Arlingtion, Vermont from 1939 until 1953. During that time he created a multitude of prints, Saturday Evening Post covers, and illustrations that are now on display at the museum. While the museum if open year-round, the hours vary. From May 1st through October 31st operating hours run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Then from November 1st until April 30th, hours are shortened, and the museum is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Village Peddler
261 Old Mill Road
East Arlington, VT 05252
(802) 375-6037
http://www.villagepeddlervt.com/

The historic building that was once an old wagon shed now houses the quaint shop, The Village Peddler. The store specializes in selling food uniquely made in Vermont; maple candy and homemade preserves are among the items you'll find on display. In addition to food, you'll find collectible artist bears, country gifts and pottery for sale. The shop is also home to Cocoa, the world's largest teddy bear.

East Arlington Antique Center
Old Mill Road
Arlington, VT 05251
(802) 375-6144

The East Arlinton Antique Center is comprised of two separate buildings, and houses over 125 antiques dealers. Between the historic post office on Old Mill Road and the historic movie theater on Maple Street, there are more than 12,000 square feet of antiques for you to browse through.

Christmas Days
Historic Route 7A
Arlington, VT 05251
(802) 362-2516

At Christmas Days it's Christmas year-round. The store is ideal for those who adore collecting items that represent the Christmas holiday. You'll find a vast amount of Santa ciollectibles on display, along with Department 56 collectible buildings, music boxes and a vast display of unusual Christmas ornaments.