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Pick Your Own Fruit This Season

From ripe, sweet June strawberries to blueberries and raspberries nestled under leaves, Vermont farms offer pick-your-own experiences all growing season. Find a farm for this family-friendly activity.

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Vermont Food Festivals 2022

Celebrate garlic, craft beer, fresh strawberries and blueberries, and other local food at festivals that fill the Vermont events calendar all season long. Whet your appetite for one of these Vermont festivals.

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Bikes and Brews Come Together in Stowe

Guides at Stowe’s 4 Points Tours teach the basics of mountain biking before guiding guests on explorations of Vermont’s trails and breweries. Guests can also customize their own tours with knowledgeable guides.

Summer must do's

Your Vermont Summer Arts Must-Do List

Live music played on the water, concert series outdoors on the grass, and poetry walks in the woods enliven Vermont’s summer arts and culture calendar. Find an event to experience while you’re here.

The Tillerman

The Tillerman, Refurbished, Welcomes Guests to Bristol

An on-property creek, a restaurant focused on farm-to-table local dining, and unique artwork await at the recently restored Tillerman, standing ready to welcome guests to Bristol.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Canoe Trail Connects Vermont to Canada, Neighboring States

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile waterway, stretches from Old Forge, N.Y., in the Adirondacks to the St. John River in Fort Kent, Maine, and includes 145.5 miles in Vermont. Paddle the whole thing or take one of the day trips outlined here.

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Post Mills Aviation Museum Celebrates Inventiveness

Aviation enthusiasts, Americana history buffs, and art enthusiasts will find hours of entertainment at Brian’s Museum of Rusty Dusty Stuff in Post Mills. The museum houses everything from hot air balloons to art by the late collector.

Manchester Sculpture Park

Outdoor Art Shines at Manchester’s Seven Springs

Featuring 15 sculptures on 20 acres, this southern Vermont sculpture park is the project of a couple committed to keeping art accessible to all. With no set path, visitors can explore the land at will and on their own time.

Colorful produce at the Capital City Farmers Market

VERMONT FARMER'S MARKETS OPEN

Dig in to the best Vermont has to offer at a farmers market this season. In Vermont, there’s room to grow and freedom to sample a little bit of everything. Find a market to explore.

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JULY IN VERMONT

A Vermont summer, however fleeting, is full of opportunities to embrace the outdoors, from swimming underwater to ziplining through the forest canopy. Along the way, discover Black history and bed down in a romantic B&B.

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Dipping a Toe in a Vermont Summer

Look forward to all the spring and summer has to offer. Inside June’s issue of Staytripper, find outdoor dining, gardens and historic places to stay.

Paddleboarder on Lake Willoughby

Away Into August

A Vermont August is peak summer, perfect for finding refreshment in Vermont’s lakes and rivers or bunking down in a beautiful historic inn. Find adventure this August with Seven Days’ guide.

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How to Eat Like a Local in Vermont

As you travel Vermont’s rolling hills, farm stands, country stores, farmers markets, roadside food stops, and wineries and breweries are welcoming stops along your journey. Things to do surrounding local food can fill an entire weekend.

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How to Pair Vermont Beers and Cheeses

Cheese and beer are a match made in Vermont. Here’s your guide to finding the perfect cheese pairings for your craft pour.

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Five Unique Places to Swim in Vermont

A hot Vermont summer day calls for time in a lake or swimming hole for a refreshing dip. We’ve rounded up gfive spots sure to cool you down this summer.

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Vermont Cocktail Recipes

Vermont spirits punch up any cocktail. Find Green Mountain-inspired cocktail recipes for your next gathering here.

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Women’s History on the Long Trail

In 1927, the first trio of women through-hiked Vermont’s Long Trail, kicking off almost 100 years of women’s history on the trail. Inside, meet the Three Musketeers, the first female president of the Green Mountain Club, and more trailblazing women.

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Your Table is Outside

Outdoor dining in a beautiful Vermont summer never loses any of its appeal. Our partners at Dig In Vermont put together a rundown of where to eat outside this season and how to book your table.

Fisherman with a catch in Vermont

Why to Hire an Outdoor Guide

Planning a trip with a guide lets you drop the map and focus more on the adventure. A guide is your entry to the local experience.

Blackberry Swirl mountain bike ride

The Joy of Shredding Vermont

Vermont’s mountain biking scene is next-level. Get to know two of our state’s most acclaimed female riders and get inspired to plan a MTB trip of your own to the Green Mountains.

Vermont wine and cheese pairings

Vermont Wine and Cheese Pairings

Vermont-made wine and cheese offer one-of-a-kind pairings that bring out the flavors of the Green Mountains. Our experts offer tips for pairing Vermont wine and cheese.

Mountain Biking in Vermont

Shred Vermont’s Trails

Mountain biking in Vermont offers an immersive outdoor experience and the chance to leave behind the ordinary. Inside this month’s Staytripper, learn about Vermont’s trails, watering holes and two-wheeled adventure.

Maple Breakfast Stout

Four Craft Beers Made With Vermont Maple

Vermont craft beer and maple go hand-in-hand as two of Vermont’s most lauded exports. Combine the two by sampling these four craft brews with a maple twist.

Kraemer and Kin beer can label

The Ethos of Vermont Beer Labels

Vermont brewers and artists work together to elevate the craft beer experience through eye-catching, educational art on labels.

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Thanksgiving Sweets and Sides

Vermont recipes for Thanksgiving sweets and side dishes complete a holiday table.

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Explore Vermont's Black History This Year

Virtual events, meetings, readings and storytelling, as well as in-person stops for those able to visit, await as we spend February honoring Vermont's Black history.

Whitcombs Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

Favorite Fall Activities for the Whole Family

A Vermont fall offers something to enjoy for the whole family, from pick-your-own orchards to delicious doughnuts and seasonal treats to exploring a Vermont corn maze.

People walking the Whitcombs Corn Maze

FALL MEANS FAMILY FUN

A Vermont fall has something for every member of the family to enjoy, from delicious seasonal treats to showstopping fall foliage. We checked in with KidsVT’s managing editor to get her top tips on enjoying fall as Vermont continues to respond to COVID-19.

Hiking in a Vermont fall

In With September in Vermont

September ushers in another beautiful Vermont fall. Enjoy the beauty of the season at pick-your-own apple orchards, glamping grounds and more.

Capital City Farmers Market

Five Resources to Plan Your Trip to Vermont

Planning for future travel can boost your mood and give you something to look forward to. As you plan for future travel to Vermont, use these five resources to find inspiration.

Fall Foliage weekend drives

FOLIAGE: THE INSIDE SCOOP

Vermont’s 251 Club members aim to visit all 251 towns and cities in the state, giving them the inside perspective on where to see the best fall foliage. Check out their recommendations inside.

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September Adventures in Vermont

Vermont weekly Seven Days breaks down some of the adventures to be had in Vermont in September, as summer prepares to hand over the landscapes to fall, including adventure dinners, fly fishing, and adventures at northern Vermont’s Quimby Country.

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Five Reasons to Visit Vermont This Winter

Whether you’re outdoorsy, love local food or just want to explore winter in its original state, Vermont should take the top spot on your winter must-do list.

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Heading Outside in January

Snow is here to stay for another few months, so it’s time to get outside and make the most of it. Vermont weekly Seven Days explores ways to dive head-first into January in Vermont.

Ice Skating at Spruce Peak

Discover Winter in Vermont

Embracing winter in Vermont can mean forging new traditions, revisiting old spots and finding new ways to appreciate the season’s beauty, despite the cold. This issue of Staytripper is your guide to getting out there.

Roadway in Brandon Vermont in the Winter

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.

Burke Mountain Sweetheart Chocolate Collection

Shop Vermont This Valentine’s Day

Vermont chocolates, maple syrup, home goods and jewelry all make wonderful gifts for your other half this Valentine’s Day. Inside, six ways to shop Vermont this year.

A ski lift at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

A Guide to Skiing in Vermont

Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.

Rikert Nordic Center

FIND YOUR DECEMBER

As December brings sparkly snow, chilly temperatures and new views of the Vermont you love, find your winter joy with this month's Staytripper from Vermont's Seven Days, including holiday shopping and new ways to get outside.

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Quintessential Vermont's Sweet Surprise

Superb skiing, robust autumn foliage and rich cheese provide a taste of Vermont, but the real sweetness comes in its maple syrup.

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Maple for the Family

Vermont maple products are kitchen staples, adding sweetness and delight to dishes from breakfast to dessert and all kinds of snacks in between. Find your family's next favorite way to use Vermont maple.

Maple pecan scones from the Brass Lantern Inn

How to Use Maple

Who better than a Vermont chef to explore creative, unexpected uses for Vermont maple syrup? Learn new ways to use Vermont’s sweetest product in your kitchen and get some new recipes.

Sunny Skiing during a Vermont Winter

A Long Winter Weekend Up North

Opportunities to experience winter in northern Vermont are as bountiful as the region’s snowfall. Inside, winter experiences both indoors and out.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.

ONE DESTINATION FOR THREE GENERATIONS

Stowe, Vermont is for skiers, non-skiers, families and more.

Staytripper Series - Springtime in Vermont

MARCH FORWARD

March in Vermont is a month of shifts, from cold weather to warm, from snow to the first rains that signal spring. Check out Seven Days' March guide and get excited.

Hiking Camels Hump in the Winter

Winter Hiking Safety Tips From a VT Search and Rescue Coordinator

Winter hiking is among the best ways to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the season. Before you go, brush up on safety tips from the experts.

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Dive into February

Cross-country skiing, inspirational virtual events and new ways to look at the beauty of our surroundings in nature await in the midst of February. Explore ways to find your groove.

Hiking in November in Vermont

The Joy of November

Vermont’s November is a shoulder month, between the richest fall color and the brightest, sparkliest snow. Find some of the best ways to enjoy it with this month’s Staytripper guide from Seven Days.

Indoor shopping in Vermont's downtown local businesses

Make the Most of the Season

For non-skiers or –riders, Vermont offers the chance to enjoy a classic New England winter. Here are a few suggestions about where to stay and what to do.

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SPRING INTO VERMONT

Hyperlocal outdoor dining, a historic writers’ trail around Brattleboro, a “How to Be a Vermonter” hands-on stay, and more await this spring in Vermont. See what’s growing on.

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MUD SEASON-SAFE HIKES

Bright sunshine and warmer days beckon hikers outside, but as the snow melts, muddy trails become more vulnerable to damage. Add these recommended areas to your spring hiking list.

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Five Tips for Visiting Vermont in the Spring

During a Vermont spring, temperatures can fluctuate from a winter jacket in the morning to a t-shirt mid-day and the need to grab a sweatshirt once the sun drops over the mountains. Muddy roads and tender trails can factor into travel plans. As you plan your spring trip to Vermont, here are five tips to make the most of it.

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Hope Springs Up

April in Vermont is a hopeful time, with baby animals, longer days and warmer weather. This spring, find more of the Vermont activities we love.