Welcome to Vermont's Byways

Your Key to Vermont

See Vermont on the roadways that wind through the mountains and meet in the valleys. These are the roads that take travelers through Vermont's forests and farmland to historic villages and towns that are vibrant hubs of culture, commerce and recreation. Vermont's 10 designated byways range in length from 14 miles to more than 400 miles and offer access to museums, art galleries, antique auctions and curio shops. Trail heads, swimming holes, waterfalls, hikes and valley views await travelers at every bend.

Follow the Vermont Arts Council's recommendations for arts and foliage viewing destinations along Vermont's most scenic drives during foliage season.

For information about exploring Vermont’s byways by rail, visit the Vermont By Train page. Touring in an electric car? Use the Public Charging Map to stay charged and ready to explore.


Vermont's 10 federally designated scenic byways are are some of the best ways to see the state. From winding roads through charming downtowns to scenic drives through the Green Mountains, find your next adventure along a Vermont byway route.


Vermont Byways Map

Get your Explore Vermont Byways brochure

Find travel recommendations for foodies, arts enthusiasts, history buffs and those who love the great outdoors. Request your free brochure today.

byways map in the byways brochure

View the Vermont Byways statewide map

You're never too far off the beaten path. Grab an Explore Vermont Byways statewide PDF map to go and find your next adventure.

Mountain biking at Kingdom Trails

A Long Summer Weekend Up North

Vermont's northern region is home to vibrant downtowns, beautiful views and plenty of adventure. This itinerary will help you to plan a trip of your own.

Montpelier Farmers Market in Vermont


The region is home to a rich roster of museums and cultural heritage stops and great access to the outdoors. A long summer weekend in central Vermont has a lot to offer.

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures

A Summer Weekend down South

Vermont's southern region is a stronghold of history and culture, as well as home to unique events, bustling downtowns and lots to explore all summer long.

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.

Central Vermont - Montpelier during winter

Your Winter Central Vermont Itinerary

Discover night skiing, the country’s longest ice skating trail, and an interactive science museum for all ages. Inside, your winter guide to the capitol region.

Skiing in Southern Vermont - ski lifts

A Winter Retreat in Southern Vermont

Vermont’s history, art, and diverse winter recreation await in the state’s southern region. Here is a curated list of indoor and outdoor activities to inspire your trip.