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Enjoy Vermont’s Outdoors While Staying Close to Home

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Vermont’s great outdoors is beckoning. Get outside and enjoy, keeping safety in mind and respecting public health guidelines

Vermonters are encouraged to pursue in-state day trips to hike, bike, walk, paddle, run, ride horses or visit a tennis court, golf course or skate park. Loosened travel restrictions mean people from some New England and New York regions may visit Vermont without quarantining; find out if your region is one of them. These new guidelines should not  be interpreted to override any trail- or property-specific closures.

Vermont State Parks are part of the state’s effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Find out what your State Parks experience will look like this summer and keep up with guidance as it evolves.

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 - nights under the stars and cozy campfires await. 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!

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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!

Mountain biking in Stowe, Vermont.

State Parks

State Parks are now open. Learn more about how Vermont State Parks are operating as the state continues to slow the spread of COVID-19.