Southern Vermont is one of the most vibrant, naturally gorgeous areas of the United States, filled with mountains, streams and ponds. The region is populated by hard-working people on farms and in artist's studios, on factory floors and in home offices. From Rutland to Bellows Falls to Brattleboro, Vermonters take part in recreational activities from skiing and kayaking to Art Gallery Walks, the annual "Strolling of the Heifers" parade and more. Interstate 91 runs through the region, making for a quick trek to Amherst, Boston and points beyond. And the Granite State, New Hampshire, lies just over the Connecticut River.