For anyone traveling to New England this summer, one of the nicest rest areas you will find anywhere in the entire United States, is right in Brattleboro, Vermont, just north of the Massachusetts state line on I 91. It is on the northbound side of the highway.
This facility contains clean rest rooms, and tons of travel info and local history and points of interest. It is also staffed by knowledgable guides who give useful information.
IMPORTANT NOTE. This is not the area to get off the interstate and travel US 5. The local road has tons of hills, sharp turns and narrow sections. Stay ON the interstate to head to White River Jct and Burlington.
On this particular day, the local Girl Scouts were selling snacks in one of the covered picnic areas.