The Green Mountain Byway travels from Waterbury to Stowe, between mountain ridges. This byway is close to skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, sites as well a outdoor warm-weather activities. Along the route are Little River, Smugglers Notch, and Waterbury Center state parks and Mount Mansfield and Putnam state forests. Along with beautiful scenery, a large variety of attractions for all ages and tastes re on : Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, and Vermont Ski Museum.
This byway traces the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Champlain, and includes some inland portions near and south of the town of Middlebury. The byway serves up a continuous stream of vistas of mountains, lake, and valleys, of towns and farms. On the Lake Champlain Islands, gorgeous views of the lake can be seen at almost every bend in the road. There are many performing arts venues, local festivals, and historic sites and museums. State parks on the lake are plentiful. Driving directions: This byway runs along the northern length of Lake Champlain, and uses parts of U.S. Route 2 in the north and U.S. Route 7 in Chittenden. The byway splits and leaves Route 7 in Middlebury.