At the core of the Green Mountains in Vermont, sits a quarry town called Rutland, known in its heyday as "The Marble City." To its left are the Taconic Mountains. To its right are Killington, Pico and Shrewsbury, three majestic Green Mountain peaks.
The town is peppered with shops and restaurants to meet every whim and need. Nearly 100 stores make themselves at home on Merchants Row and Center Street, and eateries of all types tag closely along. And Rutland is no stranger to the mall scene.. There are a number of them in the area, the largest of which is Rutland Mall.
A busy Route 7 slices the town from south to north, side-swiping the Green Mountains most of the way, looking out over pastoral scenery. From east to west, Route 4 forges through town, upward bound to Killington and the great ski resorts.
The commercial and industrial heart of the Lower Champlain Valley, Rutland is the closest town to the region's winter playgrounds. It offers a number of things to see and do and a variety of lodging options. Points of interest include the Vermont Marble Exhibit which defines the importance of the marble industry at a regional, state and national level, The New England Maple Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum.
Exquisite views, quaint Victorian homes, and covered bridges dot the countryside surrounding Rutland ? a beautiful place to bike or hike the mountain trails. Horseback riding, hay rides and a good old summertime rodeo add to the equestrian delights of the region. But, a romantic sleigh ride completes the picture with total satisfaction.
Several parks in the area have trails and boat ramps, campsites and fishing holes. And there are a number of golf courses to keep swingers happy. But, it's skiing that draws people here like a magnet. Killington Mountain Ski Resort and Pico Ski Area are within easy reach. Between them, there are 242 trails, a little over 87 miles of ski terrain, and mountains of fun.
Rutland is on Route 7 in the center of the Green Mountain Range in Vermont.