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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.
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

SUMMER IN CENTRAL 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.

Northern Vermont Towns and Regions

Northern Vermont

Shop all that northern Vermont has to offer and bring home a piece of the Green Mountains.

Central Vermont Towns and Regions

Central Vermont

Visit Vermont's state capital of Montpelier & a variety of historic downtowns.

Southern Vermont Towns and Regions

Southern Vermont

Offering a blend of picturesque villages and lively communities.

Vermont 251 Club logo.

251 Club

Exploring every inch of Vermont starts here. The 251 Club, named after Vermont’s 251 towns, was established to get to know the “real” Vermont.

winter-hikes

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.

Children sledding with their dog.

Trip Ideas

Next-level adventures call for inspiration. We can help you plan your visit with trip ideas and itineraries that ensure you see all the best Vermont has to offer.

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.

Bolton night skiing

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.

Downtown waterbury on a summer day

Three Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Explore

Small, walkable downtowns pack a lot of fun into a few square miles. Public art, farmers markets, and stunning historic buildings make for the backdrop for a Vermont vacation to remember.

mountains to downtowns - module - vermont vacation

Mountains to Main Streets

Vermont’s mountains segue smoothly into walkable downtowns steeped in history. Maps of Vermont towns light up with local dining, shopping that feels like a treasure hunt, and the kind of scenic beauty you find on postcards.

Vermont ski resort finder map.

Visiting from Abroad

Once you have arrived in the U.S., there are several ways to enter Vermont from the closest international airports. Check this page for travel planning resources to find the most up-to-date information.