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Outdoor Recreation

Enjoy Vermont’s Outdoors While Staying Close to Home

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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.



A family descends off Mount Mansfield.

Hiking

Whether walking in the woods or scrambling up a rock face, the Green Mountains are home to a wide variety of hiking options.

Local Motion trail finder.

Find The Perfect Trail

Use Local Motion's Trail Finder and apply filters to customize your search toward finding the perfect trail for your group.

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Camping

As summer arrives, so does the opportunity for camping. It's a comfortable time of year to camp, but be sure to know the "leave no trace" etiquette.

A fly fisherman casts a line into stream.

Fishing

Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, fishing is a slower-paced recreational activity – but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement!

biking

Road & Mountain Biking

Vermont rocks when it comes to the challenge and fun of mountain biking! Road biking is a much-revered sport, as touring the state is stunning and easily managed.

Stowe Mountain Lodge Golf Course Family Golfing

Golf

From quiet meadows to spectacular mountain views, every round will delight the senses!