Bolton is a town located in Chittenden County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 971.
The character of the town is predominantly rural. There are four principal settlements:
- Bolton proper is located in the Winooski River valley, on the north side of the river.
- West Bolton is located in the northwest corner of the town, and is accessed primarily from the adjacent town of Jericho.
- A thin strip of land, known as "the back side of the river", is located south of the Winooski River. The only road access is through the neighboring towns of Richmond and Duxbury.
- A small number of year-round residents live near the Bolton Valley ski area.
The principal transportation artery of the town is US Route 2, which follows the north side of the Winooski. I-89 passes through the town parallel to Route 2 but does not have an interchange there; the 15-mile (24 km) gap between exits is the longest such gap on I-89. An exit near the Bolton Valley access road has been proposed several times since the 1970s, but as of 2005 is not in the long-term transportation plan.
The Long Trail passes through Bolton on its way from Camel's Hump to Mount Mansfield.[From Wikipedia]