The Green Mountain Byway

Enjoy the ride; savor the journey.

Explore the scenery, recreation, history and culture of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Central Vermont scenic drives feature Mount Mansfield (Vermont’s highest peak), the Smugglers’ Notch mountain pass, and iconic Vermont towns and villages. Get outside, get going, and celebrate Vermont along the Green Mountain Byway.

The Byway is Open During COVID-19

The Green Mountain Byway and many of its businesses are open and ready to welcome visitors.
Please follow these state guidelines.

Reservations at all restaurants are required.

Some businesses may not yet be open so we recommend you check in advance.

Enjoy the beauty and history of the Green Mountain Byway.

Experience Central Vermont scenic drives along the Green Mountain Byway. The Byway travels from Route 100 in Waterbury to Stowe. It runs through Morristown and Hyde Park, to Route 15 and 15A in Morristown, Route 100C in Hyde Park and on to Johnson and Cambridge. The byway includes Route 108 in Cambridge and Stowe, and the separately designated Smugglers’ Notch Scenic Highway.

The more densely settled areas along the Byway are bustling village centers with a rich cultural history. These historic villages include Waterbury Village, Colbyville, Waterbury Center, Moscow, Stowe Village and Lower Village, Morrisville, Hyde Park, Johnson, Jeffersonville, and Cambridge.

These towns and villages are included on the Vermont State Historic Register for their significance to architecture and the building trades, the history of transportation and recreation, and for people and events important to the state’s history.

The six Byway towns maintain a vibrant cultural identity rooted in the tradition of rural Vermont. They possess an eclectic blend of cultures as expressed through diverse local arts, food and crafts, festivals, and other activities. The common cultural themes are the traditional sense of place plus a contemporary cultural atmosphere.

This world-renown scenic corridor is home to abundant recreational opportunities, historic sites and cultural interests. Stop at our visitors’ centers and interpretative displays; enjoy our State Parks and museums; dine in our villages or picnic on our trails.

The Byway is home to some of the most outstanding scenic landscapes and open spaces in the State of Vermont.

The Green Mountain Byway is a Scenic Byway designated by the State of Vermont. This 71-mile corridor includes Waterbury, Stowe, Morristown, Morrisville, Hyde Park, Johnson, Jeffersonville and Cambridge, Vermont. The Byway is part of the National Scenic Byways Program, whose mission is to recognize, preserve and enhance selected scenic roads throughout the United States. Read more about the scenery

The route encircles Vermont’s Green Mountains, including Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield and the famous mountain pass of Smugglers’ Notch.

The area offers many recreational opportunities in all four-seasons, both indoor and outdoor, including world-renown skiing and snowboarding, hiking, biking and water sports to name a few.  Read more about recreation

Visit our historical villages and towns along the Green Mountain Byway and participate in the vibrant cultural activities offered in every season.

Read more about the history and culture

This world-renown scenic corridor is home to abundant recreational opportunities, historic sites and cultural interests. Stop at our visitors’ centers and interpretative displays; enjoy our State Parks and museums; dine in our villages or picnic on our trails.

The Byway is home to some of the most outstanding
scenic landscapes in the state of Vermont

The Green Mountain Byway is a Scenic Byway designated by the State of Vermont. This 71-mile corridor includes Waterbury, Stowe, Morristown, Morrisville, Hyde Park, Johnson, Jeffersonville and Cambridge, Vermont. The Byway is part of the National Scenic Byways Program, whose mission is to recognize, preserve and enhance selected scenic roads throughout the United States.  Read more about the scenery

The Byway is home to some of the most outstanding scenic landscapes and open spaces in the State of Vermont.

The Green Mountain Byway is a Scenic Byway designated by the State of Vermont. This 71-mile corridor includes Waterbury, Stowe, Morristown, Morrisville, Hyde Park, Johnson, Jeffersonville and Cambridge, Vermont. The Byway is part of the National Scenic Byways Program, whose mission is to recognize, preserve and enhance selected scenic roads throughout the United States. Read more about the scenery

Photo Credit: Bob Malbon

The route encircles Vermont’s Green Mountains, including Vermont’s highest peak, Mount Mansfield and the famous mountain pass of Smugglers’ Notch.

The area offers many recreational opportunities in all four-seasons, both indoor and outdoor, including world-renown skiing and snowboarding, hiking, biking and water sports to name a few.  Read more about recreation

Visit our historical villages and towns along the Green Mountain Byway and participate in the vibrant cultural activities offered in every season.

Read more about the history and culture