Enjoy Vermont’s Outdoors While Staying Close to Home
Vermonters are encouraged to participate in outdoor recreation and fitness activities, while limiting themselves to those activities that can be enjoyed while adhering to social distancing and hygiene requirements, and which require low or no physical contact with anyone outside their immediate household.
Outdoor activities like biking, hiking, walking, running, golf, tennis, skate parks, horseback riding, boating and paddle sports, fishing, hunting, photography and nature walks are all now permitted under Governor Phil Scott's Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive order.
Vermonters are encouraged to pursue in-state day trips close to home, however those no longer need to be limited to a 10 mile radius. The Governor’s order also requires that out-of-state travelers exercise a mandatory 14-day quarantine. These new guidelines should NOT be interpreted to override any current trail or property restrictions due to Spring/mud season closures.
For further information on these latest updates and COVID-19 outdoor recreation guidance, please visit the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
We thank the public for their cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented public health emergency.