South Hero (pop. 1,696) is part of Grand Isle County in the northwestern corner of the state on Highway 2. South Hero shares an island with the village of Grand Isle on Lake Champlain.
Chartered on October 27, 1779, South Hero, along with its brother island North Hero, was named for Revolutionary War figures Ira and Ethan Allen, "The Two Heroes." Governor Thomas Chittenden helped parcel out the islands to the Green Mountain Boys.
Today South Hero is noted for its efforts to develop a bike trail on a former rail bed. Points of interest include the Rutland Railroad car #707, which has been preserved near the intersection of Routes 2 and 314 in South Hero, and nearby Sand Bar State Park.
South Hero is part of the Burlington, Vermont metro area.
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05/16 Coming to The area
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
Vermont Maple Festival St Albans VT April26-28 Pancake breakfast and maple buffet, the annual “Sap Run” race, exhibits and sugarhouse tours, antiques, crafts, cooking demonstrations, youth talent, fiddlers’ shows, and a Grand Parade featuring teen “Maple Ambassadors.”
Hebron Fair Hebron NH July27 Over 100 craftsmen, pony rides, children's games, rummage, lunch with homemade baked bread, silent auction, on the picturesque Hebron Common.
Franklin County Fair Malone NY August3-11 This annual county fair, taking place in late summer, schedules events such as: Rooster Crowing Contest, Truck & Tractor Pull, Horse Show, Clothing Revue Grandstand, 4-H Goat Showmanship/4-H Goat Costume Driving Class.
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows Waitsfield VT July2-August11 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Shows are a chance for equestrians to spend July and August where the summer is its most beautiful of Vermont's Green Mountains.