Leicester is really two Vermonts in one compact package. The hilly eastern half of the town is home to Fern Lake, Silver Lake, half of Lake Dunmore, and a fair piece of the Green Mountain National Forest’s award-winning Moosalamoo Trail system. The rolling western half of the town is a panorama of wide-open Champlain Valley farmland dotted with picturesque orchards and dairy farms and the lazy flow of the Otter Creek (excellent for canoeing). Backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains frame bucolic scenes. In Leicester, you are never far from the best of both worlds.