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Central Vermont

HISTORY AND VIBRANCY

Central Vermont is known for the small shops, museums, farms, historic sites and diverse outdoor recreation that make life vibrant and attractive. The hills and valleys make the landscape picturesque, and historic downtowns and quaint villages throughout the region offer lots to explore. Get to know Vermont’s political history at the state capitol, drink in the creativity and innovation of Vermont artists, and let central Vermont’s welcoming communities embrace you.
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.

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.

Norwich Vermont in the fall - vermont vacation

72 Hours in Norwich, Vermont

Hands-on, family-friendly museums, locally owned shops and restaurants in a walkable downtown, and short hikes with striking views await in Norwich.

The exterior of The Warren Store

VERMONTING IN WARREN AND BRISTOL

Warren and Bristol could qualify as hidden gems, with beautiful, well-stocked general stores, bakeries, quaint shops and striking waterfalls.

Bustle of Downtown Middlebury Vermont

Vermonting in Middlebury

Middlebury is a haven for lovers of all aspects of Vermont life, from a trail walk on the Trail Around Middlebury to lake time at Lake Dunmore to delicious local food. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ adventures in Middlebury, then plan to visit yourself.

Gardens in Woodstock Vermont

VERMONTING IN WOODSTOCK

Visit Vermont’s only national park, rich with beautiful historic buildings and luxurious gardens, by taking a day trip to Woodstock, also home to a charming Vermont village and family-friendly Billings Farm. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ trip.

Barre Sculpture

VERMONTING IN BARRE

Vermont weekly Seven Days takes a trip to Barre. Explore Vermont's granite capital and enjoy delicious food, beautiful views and local adventure.

Sam Chambers cross country skiing

Sam Chambers Guides Vermont Exploration

Whether you yearn to explore Vermont from the air, the water, the backcountry or the trails, Pitcher Inn guide Sam Chambers can help you find your way around and learn new ways to experience the wonders of the Green Mountains.

CENTRAL VERMONT HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS

Vermont’s historic downtowns offer the chance to get off the beaten path and explore the history of the Green Mountains, as well as enjoy delicious local food, shopping that feels like treasure hunting and welcoming communities. 

Capital City farmers market - montpelier Vermont - vermont vacation

Central Vermont Events

Fall aerial view over road in Marlboro, Vermont

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.

Cider in Central Vermont

Cold Hollow Cider Mill is among Central Vermont's top attractions, offering delicious homemade cider doughnuts and cider pressed on-site. Sample their menu and get a first-hand look at how it's made.