Today the Vermont Transportation Board announced the designation of the “Scenic Route 100 Byway.” The Vermont Scenery Preservation Council held a public hearing on March 24 at the Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center in Plymouth Notch, after which the members unanimously approved the application to designate the “Scenic Route 100 Byway.” The Transportation Board’s review and approval was the final step in the designation process.
The designation of the Route 100 byway is a joint effort of representatives from Pittsfield, Killington, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Ludlow and Andover; Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Office of Killington Economic Development and Tourism, local businesses, and the Southern Windsor County and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commissions.
This designation offers travelers historic, cultural, scenic and recreational information about the towns and villages along the Byway and strategies for towns to improve and enhance the resources and destinations along the way.
The Route 100 byway is Vermont’s 8th scenic byway. The route for the byway extends along Route 100 from Andover to Pittsfield, and includes the entirety of Route 100A. This announcement follows the recent designation of 50 miles of Route 4, from Rutland to Hartford, as the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.