5. Local Brews. . .Otter Creek, Long Trail, Alchemist(Heady Topper), Magic Hat and Trout River brewery to name just a few.

4. Amazing views. . . The Adirondacks, Green Mountains, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch, Mad River Glen and Camels Hump.

3. Covered bridges and Country stores.

2. Excellent farm to table restaurants and eateries. . . Hen of the Wood, Farmhouse Tap and Grill, Bobcat Cafe, Touterelle, Shoreham Inn and Pub, American Flatbread and Blacksheep Bistro are a few of our favorites.

1. Some of the best, most varied cycling terrain, routes and hill climbs anywhere. . . 6 Gaps(Green Mountain National forest), Smugglers Notch area, Waitsfield-East Warren rd.-Warren loop and the entire Champlain Valley and Addison county.