Trip Ideas to Inspire


However long you have to spend in Vermont, our itineraries are great resources for ideas and inspiration for exploring the Green Mountain State. For foodies, there's tasting tours for wine, beer, distilled spirits and cheese. Culture enthusiasts will relish artist studio tours, the Stone Trail, Civil War guide and guide to African American Heritage for a variety of perspectives. However you Vermont, let us help you find what you're looking for. 

And should you lose your way, or if you are looking for local advice on more places to visit, you may want to stop at one of over fifty Vermont Ambassador Information Centers, where helpful staff will provide a local recommendation.

Sunny Skiing during a Vermont Winter

A Long Winter Weekend Up North 

Opportunities to experience winter in northern Vermont are as bountiful as the region’s snowfall. Inside, winter experiences both indoors and out.

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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.

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A Winter Retreat in Southern Vermont

Vermont’s history, art, and diverse winter recreation await in the state’s southern region. Here is a curated list of indoor and outdoor activities to inspire your trip.

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

Ariel View of Pawlet, VT

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.

Statewide Events Calendar

Concerts, festivals, theatre, and many more large and small events are happening all over the state. See upcoming events and start planning.

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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.

Ariel view of MIDDLEBURY - Vermont

Middlebury Rail Station Itinerary

Literature-inspired trails, a locally owned community ski area, and craft brews make a car-free weekend in Middlebury a great escape.

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Vergennes Rail Station Itinerary

Discover Vermont’s marine history, play golf, rent boats on Lake Champlain, and sample locally made ice cream in Vermont’s Little City.

Capital City Farmers Market

Five Resources to Plan Your Trip to Vermont

Planning for future travel can boost your mood and give you something to look forward to. As you plan for future travel to Vermont, use these five resources to find inspiration.

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Vermont is home to some of the nation's finest award-winning makers. Treat your taste buds on this trail of delicious food and drink.

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Read the Blog

Our stories hub is here to help you keep up with what’s going on in Vermont. Read about hidden gems across the Green Mountains and keep thinking Vermont.



Discover Vermont's roots and immerse yourself in its art and culture. Find scenes made famous in film, beautiful artwork and be inspired by Vermont's rich history.

Montpelier Farmers Market in 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.

Mountain biking at Kingdom Trails

A Long Summer Weekend Up North

Vermont's northern region is home to vibrant downtowns, beautiful views and plenty of adventure. This itinerary will help you to plan a trip of your own.

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Wheelchair-Accessible Vermont Adventure

Blogger and wheelchair user Cory Lee tours Vermont for a week of accessible adventure in the fall, from sampling maple syrup and seeing wild birds up close to taking in beautiful waterfall views on accessible trails.

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72 Hours in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Inspiring landscapes punctuated with mountains and the solitude that comes with spending time in the seclusion of nature, along with a focus on farm-to-table dining and outdoor recreation, are the highlights of time in the NEK.

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72 Hours in Bennington, Vermont

Vermont’s Shires region is a stronghold of arts, history, culture, and things to do, as well as access to bountiful outdoor recreation options. Here’s how to spend 72 hours in Bennington.

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5 Iconic Vermont Swimming Holes

Vermont is rich with swimming holes, waterfalls, and places to paddle and cast a line. These five local-loved spots in southern Vermont feature waterfalls, beautiful state forest settings, and family-friendly recreation.

Biking in Burlington - Vermont

Burlington Rail Station Itinerary

Vermont’s biggest city is home to an outdoor mall voted No. 1 Public Square in America, a comedy club, and a bike trail that spans Lake Champlain.

ArborTrek Canopy Adventures

A Summer Weekend down South

Vermont's southern region is a stronghold of history and culture, as well as home to unique events, bustling downtowns and lots to explore all summer long.

Cheese-maker at Plymouth Cheese.

How It's Made

A factory tour offers a birds-eye view into the making of your favorite Vermont products. Learn how Vermont ice cream, cheese, chocolate and more are produced.