Where to Visit in the Green Mountain State
Trails, back roads, byways, and Main Streets blend together in Vermont. Whether you head to the southern part of the state, mark your map for central Vermont, or look toward Vermont’s remote northern region, far-reaching trail networks invite cyclists, runners, and hikers to spend afternoons, days, or entire weekends meandering through the Green Mountains in all four seasons, taking in the beauty of Vermont’s peaks and valleys against blue skies that burn down into vivid sunsets and give way to clear stargazing. Historic downtowns offer crisp, locally brewed cider and beer and food prepared in small batches foraged from Vermont’s farms and fields, cradled by storied architecture and buttressed by sculptures, murals, and historic sites that outline Vermont’s heritage. In the summer, boats bob on more than 800 lakes ideal for fishing, swimming, paddling, or spending a leisurely afternoon on a beach. During the winter, those same lakes, covered in glistening ice, beckon skaters while powdery forest trails offer snowmobilers a scenic escape and the mountains become playgrounds, rolling out the white carpet for skiers and snowboarders. Start exploring what’s out there in Vermont’s regions, cities, and towns.