The Vermont Attractions Association (VAA) announces the acceptance of four new members for 2015 that exemplify the qualities of a premier Vermont attraction under the Association’s criteria. The newest attractions qualifying for membership in VAA are MiddleGround in Middlesex, Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh, Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester Village, and Champlain Orchards in Shoreham.
See where Vermont gets made. MiddleGround is a collection of artisan businesses at the junction of Route 2, 100B and I-89. Plug in your electric car and linger while you enjoy coffee, pastries, chocolates, beer and wine, pottery and sculpture. All handmade right before your eyes.
Rokeby Museum presents a national Underground Railroad story tucked inside a quintessential Vermont experience. Tour the fully furnished house and nine historic farm buildings. Stroll the beautiful grounds or hike the trails.
Nestled upon 100 acres of the Mt. Equinox foothills, the Southern Vermont Arts Center encompasses three main buildings and displays throughout our grounds the largest sculpture park in Vermont.
Growing over 100 varieties of apples and a diversity of other fruit, Champlain Orchards is a family-owned and ecologically-managed orchard with a year-round farm market, seasonal pick-your-own, tours and hard cidery.
The VAA, which is managed by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1957, and represents about 70 of Vermont’s finest family destinations. Focusing on education as a component of the visitor experience, VAA members meet high standards while offering unusual experiences in the areas of agricultural tourism, art, excursions, galleries, guided tours, history, museums, recreation, shopping, and specialty foods.