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Trip Ideas to Inspire

BIRD’S EYE ISN’T THE ONLY POINT OF VIEW

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.

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.

arts

ARTS, HERITAGE AND HISTORY

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.

Vermont aerial view of the byways

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.

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.

Montpelier Farmers Market in Vermont

SUMMER IN CENTRAL 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.

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.

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.

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.

Vergennes Amtrak Station - Vermont

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.

Morning hike during sunset

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.

Bread and cheese

CULINARY

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.

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.

Central Vermont - Montpelier during winter

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.

Skiing in Southern Vermont - ski lifts

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.

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.

Fall in vermont - changing leaves on a back road

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.

Fall aerial view over road in Marlboro, Vermont

TRAVEL PLANNING DIRECTORY

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