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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Ski Cross-Country in Stowe

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5. An Oddball Day


Inside the Ben & Jerry's factory.  

Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, winter days in Vermont come in two radically different varieties: snow or no snow. If it’s white out and you feel like resting your ski legs, try seeing the countryside from the back of a snowmobile or a dogsled. If the snow's a no-show (or worse, it's raining), head to the Cold Hollow Cider Mill, on Route 100 just outside the village, for a classic New England experience. Besides tasting fresh pressed cider, hot and cold, you can sample an array of local sundries and shop the general store. Plus, it is just a few doors down from the famed Ben & Jerry’s factory, where, yes, you get samples.


Published on Dec 20, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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