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Experience all a Vermont vacation has to offer. Get out there and have some fun! One of the best parts of Vermont is that we have it all, and so close by. Choose an adventure below to learn more about the many recreational opportunities for all skill levels offered year-round in Vermont.
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.

camping

Camping

Embrace Vermont's great outdoors. Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday.

Hiking Mount Mansfield in Summer

Hiking

Whether walking in the woods or scrambling up a rock face, the Green Mountains are home to a wide variety of hiking options. Find your next peak and get ready for unforgettable adventure

Kayaking in the Fall

Water Sports

Once the snow and ice start to melt off, it's a green light for water sports in Vermont, the best way to cool off after time outside. Enjoy paddling, swimming, fishing and more.

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, the catch of the day is always fresh.

Dog enjoying some sunshine after swimming

Dog-Friendly Vacation Tips

Traveling with your four-legged friend? Many Vermont lodging properties and attractions are pet-friendly, and some cater specifically to canines. Plan your trip with your buddy in mind with these recreation and lodging resources.

Motorcycling in Vermont

Motorcycling

Ride along Vermont's scenic byways and take in Vermont's spectacular scenery - roadside stops for local snacks and drinks make the ride one to remember.

Rock climbing on a sunny Vermont day

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a puzzle-solving, challenging exercise with a big reward at the end – amazing views of Vermont for beginners or advanced climbers alike.

rail trail biking

Paths and Rail Trails

Vermont has 18 rail trails in addition to public paths that wend their way through historic downtowns, forests and open spaces, making it easy to stop and shop or dine.

Birds eye view of a Vermont roadway in the Summer

Vermont Byways

The best way to experience Vermont is to leave the highways and travel the secondary roads. Visit historic downtowns and stop wherever catches your eye. Adventure is calling.

golfing

Golf the Green Mountain State

Improve your game in some of the most scenic, challenging, well-designed golf courses in the world, surrounded by Vermont's natural beauty. Then, enjoy delicious local food and culture.

A female hunter aims at her quarry.

Hunting

Vermont's abundance of game make it one of the top hunting destinations in the Northeast. Enjoy the woods in solitude or bring family and friends together; Vermont's forests are waiting.

Fall Hiking Trail Morning Overlook

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.

Skiing Downhill in Vermont Powder

WINTER RECREATION

With over 50 alpine and cross-country ski areas to choose from, as well as nearly endless backcountry options, Vermont offers an incredible diversity of snow sliding options.

spa

Spa and Relaxation

Take time to relax indoors, too. Vermont has top-notch spas, wellness centers and outdoor retreats throughout the state to help you get away from the grind and recharge.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.

A night shot of Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, VT. Photo by Donna Wilkins.

Statewide Events Calendar

Vermont events mean good times with friends and family in the places you love. As you plan, check out what's happening and search for events statewide!

A mountain biker rides through a field.

Plan Your Outdoor Vacation

Let the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association connect you with everything you need to plan your outdoor Vermont vacation, wherever it takes you.