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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.

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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.

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LIFE IN VERMONT

Vermont's history includes stories of Black Vermonters who helped forge the state from its roots to present-day, the history and development of Vermont's natural areas and state parks, and a rich agricultural heritage that informs what goes on your plate today.

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TOWNS & REGIONS

Grouped into three regions, Vermont’s 251 towns and cities offer just as many unique and exciting ways to experience The Green Mountain State.

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Vermont’s Historic Downtowns

Vermont is home to 23 historic downtowns, rich with culture, beautiful architecture and the chance to immerse yourself in the experience of Vermont’s communities and villages.

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TRAVEL PLANNING DIRECTORY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.

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Statewide Events Calendar

Vermont events mean good times with friends and family in the places you love. As you plan, check out what's happening and search for events statewide!

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