Introduction to Lyndon, Vermont
Lyndon is a town located in the Caledonia County, Vermont in the United States. The town occupies six square miles of lush green hills and valleys on either side of the Passumpsic River. There are 5,448 residents in Lyndon.
The town of Lyndon was named after Josiah Lyndon Arnold, the former governor of Rhode Island and son of landholder Jonathan Arnold. The charter of Lyndon was signed in 1780 by Governor Thomas Chittenden. The township grant for Lyndon was originally secured by Rhode Island proprietors. At that time the area was covered with woodlands. In 1781 the town was surveyed by Jonathan Arnold, Daniel Owen, and Daniel Cahoon. By the late 1780’s settlements began in Lyndon.
Lyndon and nearby Attractions
- Littleton Grist Mill
- Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
- Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum
- Stillwater State Park
- Santa’s Village
- Six Gun City and Fort Splash
Things To Do In Lyndon
There are many recreational opportunities available in and around the town of Lyndon. Tourists can visit Six Gun City and Fort Splash, an amusement and water park. Santa’s Village is also an exciting destination. Numerous parks with camping, swimming, boating and hiking opportunities are there near Lyndon. You can spend a peaceful afternoon at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. Littleton Grist Mill is also a well known place of interest in Lyndon.
The nearest major airport to Lyndon is the Burlington International Airport.
Lyndon Higher Education
Dartmouth College, Norwich University, and Plymouth State College are the nearby institutions offering higher education opportunities.