LAMOILLE COUNTY

County Offices
52 Portland Street
Hyde Park 802-888-4548
www.lcpcvt.org

Chamber of Commerce
34 Pleasant Street
Morrisville 802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

Graced by the rolling Lamoille River, Lamoille County offers a scenic home in north-central Vermont. Best known for two major ski resort areas, Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch, the county combines agricultural activity, recreation, commerce, and industry for a balanced regional economy.

 

Services
In spite of Lamoille County’s primarily rural atmosphere, healthcare services are first rate. Most needs can be met close to home at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, serving its surrounding communities for more than seven decades with a patient-centered philosophy. As the area has grown, so has Copley Health Systems and the medical and surgical specialties it provides. In addition to the hospital, Copley Health Systems encompasses the orthopedic practice of Mansfield Orthopaedics and two residential properties, Copley Terrace and Copley Woodlands. Copley Hospital’s Wellness Center maintains a focus on health and prevention, from birthing classes to flu vaccine clinics or healthier living workshops. The core services offered by Copley Hospital include primary care, women’s and children’s services, emergency care, general surgery, and orthopedics. Skilled staff physicians work side-by-side with the many private affiliate providers throughout the community to deliver the finest of care, both primary and specialty. Copley Hospital is proud of its reputation for excellence and a consistent ranking among the top five percent for overall patient satisfaction when compared to hospitals across the nation.

The schools in Lamoille County reflect Vermont’s reputation for educational excellence, from public and private elementary and secondary schools to Johnson State College. As one of the five colleges within the Vermont State College system, JSC perches on a 350-acre hilltop in the heart of the Green Mountains in the small, welcoming town of Johnson. Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate degree programs as well as select master’s programs and a number of teacher licensure programs. Small classes encourage a close relationship between students and professors, including joint research projects. For those who are interested in an affordable start to a four-year degree or a wide range of associate and certificate programs, the Community College of Vermont maintains a center in Morrisville. With a dozen learning centers across Vermont, CCV serves students where they work and live. As an open admission college with a strong Internet presence, CCV has earned a national reputation for innovative programming and delivery. Morrisville is also home to the University of Vermont extension, providing agricultural leadership and coordination of important programs within the rural community. The Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park is an ideal complement to CCV, providing technical education to area high school students and adults. Classes that earn college credit are available, as well as those that enable students to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation.

 

Lifestyle
Beautiful Lamoille County welcomes new residents to a distinctly rural landscape of mountains, abundant wildlife, sparkling lakes, and rolling rivers. Rich in cultural and outdoor activities, this region features colorful annual events like art exhibits, galleries and studios, craft shows, antique and car shows, lively parades, competitive events, and harvest festivals. The small towns and quaint villages in this unspoiled area each claim a unique history and special features. Hidden treasures can be discovered at every turn, from Victorian antiques to hand-crafted items. Waterville’s historical village is home to the Covered Bridge Shop, combining information about Vermont’s covered bridges with crafts and antiques. The eclectic village of Stowe has a thriving arts community, supported by gifted artisans and performers who appreciate the natural splendor of the area. The tiny hamlet of Lake Elmore, with towering Elmore Mountain as a stunning backdrop, bills itself as the “Beauty Spot of Vermont.” Residents enjoy breathtaking daily views, while countless visitors flock to this community for lake and mountain adventures.

Lamoille County is widely recognized as a destination for recreational enthusiasts. Popular activities include boating, hiking, skiing, biking, soaring, ballooning, horseback riding, fishing, golfing, and walking tours. Historic attractions include picturesque covered bridges, the Vermont Ski Museum in Stowe, and the Governor’s House in Hyde Park. The Stowe area is not only a four-season recreational center, it is home to Vermont’s number one attraction: Ben and Jerrry’s Ice Cream factory. Cider mills, maple sugar operations, the Green Mountains Coffee Roasters Visitor’s Center and Café, and Lake Champlain Chocolates are other edible attractions. Agi-tourism introduces visitors to a world of earthy delights and a close encounter with animals from llamas and Icelandic sheep to dairy cows. With so many attractions, the hospitality industry is strong, offering fine restaurants, upscale resorts, and charming bed-and-breakfast inns as well as spectacular campsites. Little wonder that so many return year after year to Lamoille County to relax, recreate, and rejuvenate. Those who settle in the county can choose from historic homes in lovely village neighborhoods or country manors on generous acreage. With its friendly small towns and landscapes that remind many of the Swiss Alps, this breathtakingly beautiful region is the perfect place to call home.

 

Cambridge
Town Offices
802-644-2251
http://townofcambridgevt.org

Chamber of Commerce
802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

Bordered on the west by Chittenden County, home of Vermont’s leading city of Burlington, the town of Cambridge nestles in western Lamoille County. Neighboring communities include Morristown—the county hub for commerce, business, and services—and the recreational resort area and cultural center of Stowe. Served by four state highways, Cambridge offers commuting ease to entertainment, commercial, and employment centers as well as expanded services. The town encompasses two incorporated villages: Jeffersonville in the east and Cambridge Village to the west. Less than 30 miles from Burlington, Cambridge offers a rural lifestyle surrounded by spectacular, unspoiled scenery in the heart of Vermont. Recreational opportunities are world-class, including hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, winter sports, fishing, hunting, boating, water sports, and camping.

 

Eden
Town Offices
802-635-2528
www.edenvt.org

Chamber of Commerce
802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

The rural town of Eden claims a varied topography that ranges from fertile valleys and lakes to steep mountainous terrain. The town provides a desirable location close to the popular Jay Peak Ski Area for world-class skiing and winter sports. Nestled in the northwestern section of Lamoille County, Eden borders Hyde Park to the south. The town also borders Johnson, which is best known as the home of Johnson State University. Eden’s main village center is located around the intersection of Routes 100 and 118. With major roads bisecting the town, commuters to regional employment centers enjoy a serene home in Eden, removed from urban bustle but convenient to some of Vermont’s finest attractions and resources. The beauty of the town, the close proximity of a major university, transportation efficiency, and the tranquil lifestyle are all contributing factors in Eden’s continued residential growth and development.

 

Hyde Park, Wolcott
Hyde Park Town Offices
802-888-2300
www.hydeparkvt.com
Wolcott Town Offices
802-888-2746
www.wolcottvt.org

Chamber of Commerce
802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

From the tree-lined historic village to breathtaking views of nearby Mt. Mansfield, Hyde Park is a town with a unique attraction for new residents and visitors. The town nestles along the banks of the beautiful Lamoille River, surrounded by the Green Mountains, Vermont’s recreational paradise. Adding to the exhaustive list of outdoor adventures that are possible in this area, Hyde Park is home to Green River Reservoir State Park and the largest non-motorized lake in Vermont. Nestled in one of Vermont’s fastest-growing areas, Hyde Park draws newcomers to excellence in education, opportunities for enterprising entrepreneurs, an outstanding infrastructure, and four-season recreation. The town of Wolcott neighbors Hyde Park, adding 40 square miles of natural beauty for expanded residential development. Water features in Wolcott include the 68-acre Wolcott Pond and the man-made Wapanaki Lake. The world-famous resort village of Stow is just eleven miles south along the scenic Route 100 corridor, and Vermont leading city of Burlington is only 35 miles away.

Johnson, Belvidere
Johnson Town Offices
802-635-2611
www.townofjohnson.com
Belvidere Town Offices
802-644-6621

Chamber of Commerce
802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

The classic New England village of Johnson nestles in the heart of the panoramic Green Mountains, providing convenient access to three major ski resorts as well as Burlington and Montreal, Canada. The town is situated north of the famous resort village of Stowe, a small community that has developed the sophisticated cultural amenities of a much larger city. Visual and performing arts, galleries and studios, and wonderful fairs and festivals are all a part of the lively and eclectic Stowe environment. The Stowe area also hosts some of the finest skiing and winter sports in the state in two famous resort areas. The campus for Johnson State College is ideally situated to take advantage of the serenity of a small town and the nearby amenities of Stowe as well as those in neighboring communities. To the south, Johnson borders the sparsely populated town of Belvidere, adding scenic acreage for new residential development. Both towns are served by state highways for quick and easy commutes.

 

Morristown, Morrisville
Town Offices
802-888-6669
www.morristownvt.org

Chamber of Commerce
802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

The town of Morristown also encompasses the incorporated village of Morrisville in a location just northeast of the resort village of Stowe. Historic pride is evident throughout the community, evidenced by unique preservations like the bell hanging in the local church that escaped being melted and made into cannon balls. The Morrisville-Stowe State Airport is located here, and the town is home to a number of thriving businesses. Centrally located within the county, Morristown serves as a hub of commerce, services, and branch offices for the state government. In fact, the town’s population represents nearly one-quarter of the census in Lamoille County. Residents enjoy a balanced community atmosphere with excellent schools, the regional healthcare center, beautiful views, historic neighborhoods, and newer construction. At the same time, Morristown is just around the corner from celebrated recreational resorts and outdoor activity centers.

 

Stowe
Town Offices
802-253-7350
www.townofstowevt.org

Chamber of Commerce
802-888-7607
www.lamoillechamber.com

The unique and appealing small town of Stowe has a surprise waiting around every corner. This quintessential New England town features picturesque covered bridges, an abundance of historic architecture, and church steeples towering above old-growth trees. At the same time, Stowe enjoys a national reputation as a premier resort community and excels in hospitality and tourism. Across New England, only Boston and Providence can claim more award-winning dining establishments. Scores of quaint stores offer fine art, jewelry, nationally recognized crafts and handcrafted furniture, and Vermont specialty foods or sports equipment. Famous as one of Vermont’s most popular four-season recreation destinations, Stowe is home to Vermont’s highest peak, Mt. Mansfield, and the Stowe Mountain Resort with its high-speed gondola for skiing and a summer mountain slide. Fall foliage, spring blooms, cooler summer weather, and breathtaking scenery make Stow ideal for outdoor adventure every month of the year. Locally, the David Gale Recreation Center provides first-rate recreational opportunities and many supervised programs. The Jackson Arena hosts public skating, club hockey, and tournaments. Another community point of pride is the renovated Helen Day Art Center and Stowe Free Library.

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