A view from Depot Park in downtown Rutland, VT. Photo by Donna Wilkins.
Independent, Friendly, Quaint.
open working landscapes amid a backdrop of mountains
Vermonters are known for their independent-thinking, friendliness, sportiness, and resourcefulness. The state’s residents love the land and are committed to preserving, as well as sharing it. Vermont’s agricultural traditions have created open working landscapes amid a backdrop of mountains, many of which make up the nation’s oldest long distance hiking trail, the Long Trail.
While it’s easy to spend days simply taking in the scenery, it’s even more rewarding to become a part of it. It’s easy to explore back roads and well-maintained trails by bicycle. Go for a run or walk along busy downtown paths or quiet villages with covered bridges. Drop into a half-pipe on your skis or snowboard and share the trail with local Olympians. Cast a line in a lake or stream, or relax beach-side at a pristine state park. Whatever the day brings, the night is sure to deliver a solid night’s rest - whether you choose to camp under the stars, cozy up under a quilt at an inn, or appreciate the thread-count at a luxurious resort.
FIND A NEW ADVENTURE
Think you’ve seen it all in Vermont? Think again - there's always more to discover. This collection of checklists and guides will help you find your next adventure.
Established in 1954, the 251 Club unites travel enthusiasts who aspire to visit all 251 towns and cities.
Made in Vermont
Vermont’s products are made with you in mind, offering the best of Green Mountain makers’ innovation, creativity and passion for their work. Explore our directory of Vermont businesses.
FIND YOUR VERMONT
Our stories hub is here to help you keep up with what’s going on in Vermont. Read about hidden gems across the Green Mountains and keep thinking Vermont.
Memorable vacations start with inspiration. Start planning your next-level Vermont vacation now with our trip ideas and travel resources and make memories to last a lifetime.
Vermont Map Celebrates Each Town
After a quest to visit all 251 towns and cities in Vermont, a family worked together to design this map with each town's welcome signs highlighted. The map is available for purchase here.
Vermont's outdoors remains a top destination for all ages. From epic adventures to more serene ways of taking in the view, Vermont's outdoor recreation opportunities are endless.
GETTING TO VERMONT
There are many ways to get to Vermont, from hopping a flight to a good old-fashioned road trip. Learn more about how to get to Vermont and plan your trip.
Visiting from Abroad
There are lots of ways to cross Vermont's borders from abroad. Check this page for travel planning resources – and check with travel resources to ensure you have up-to-date information.
THINGS TO DO IN VERMONT
No matter the season or the weather, there's always something to do in Vermont, for couples, groups or the whole family. Explore our collection of videos for inspiration as you plan your own Vermont adventure.