Enjoy the Outdoors


Vermont vacations aren't meant entirely for sitting around. 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 offered year round in Vermont.

Skinning at Bolton, Vermont


Find guides and information to Vermont's beautiful outdoors.

Fat Biking on a sunny day in Winter

Outdoor Adventures in February

Biking, skiing and skating are just a few of the ways to take advantage of the winter wonderland Vermont turns into when it snows. Get outside and enjoy some socially distanced winter fun this February.

Winter Hiking in Vermont

Winter hiking

Hiking in the winter affords one-of-a-kind views, as well as serenity and the feeling of accomplishment that comes along with being one with the elements. Learn how to safely hike in Vermont’s winters.

A ski lift at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

A Guide to Skiing in Vermont

Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.

Ice Skating at Spruce Peak

Seven Skating Spots in Vermont

From a 4.5-mile open-air skating trail in Fairlee to a rink with outdoor fireworks, find seven of the state’s most beautiful ice skating spots as you plan your winter.

Cross Country Skiing on a sunny day in Crafsbury

The Draw of Cross-Country Skiing at Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Cross-country skiing is a whole new way to enjoy the outdoors. With trails for all ability levels and the scenic beauty of the Northeast Kingdom, Craftsbury Outdoors Center has the goods.

Rikert Nordic Center

Rikert Nordic Center Welcomes Athletes

The cross-country ski lifestyle offers the chance to appreciate solitude and the outdoors. Take in the views this season at Rikert Nordic Center.

Mad River Rocket - Sledding during a Vermont winter

Seven Vermont Sledding Spots

It doesn’t get more traditional than speeding down a Vermont sledding hill. Explore seven of Vermont’s sledding spots and find one to enjoy with your family this season.

Clearwater Sports - kayaking on the lakes in Vermont

Go with the Flow

Clear Water Sports helps travelers find their way along the mellow Mad River in tubes and kayaks. Go for a guided tour and enjoy the flow of the river. Just remember to bring shoes.

Two surfers walking through the water

Ride the Waves in Burlington

Families and friends gather at the Burlington Surf Club to ride the waves, go for a paddle or just enjoy the beauty of a Vermont summer.

Three guys motorcycling Vermont roads. @motovermont


Three thumbs up for motorcycling tours through the Green Mountains.

Mountain Biking in Vermont

Shred Vermont’s Trails

Mountain biking in Vermont offers an immersive outdoor experience and the chance to leave behind the ordinary. Inside this month’s Staytripper, learn about Vermont’s trails, watering holes and two-wheeled adventure.

Outdoor Adventures

Enjoy a Vermont Summer

Vermont is a four-season destination. If you're used to seeing the state covered in snow, here are some ways to enjoy it in summer.

Paddling-1-James Buck

Paddling Adventures in Vermont

Paddling in Vermont is a great way to enjoy the solitude and beauty of the great outdoors. Get tips for your next paddling excursion with Vermont weekly Seven Days and two women who’ve made a lifestyle on the water.

Outdoor Fall Adventures in Vermont

Outdoor Fall Adventures

Fall is one of the best times to enjoy Vermont’s outdoor offerings, with cooler temperatures and beautiful foliage views. From nature walks to foliage hikes, here are some great ways to enjoy the great outdoors in the fall.

Mountain biking in Stowe, Vermont.

A Summer Trip to Stowe

Back to Stowe, Vermont for mountain biking action.

Vermont canoe and kayak


Go along with Seven Days and Vermont Canoe and Kayak as they take Vermonters and visitors on a paddling excursion on the beautiful Lamoille River, then plan to give it a try yourself.

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring and Travel magazine motorcycle Vermont

Upper East Side RoadRUNNER

Join Geoff and Meredith Drake as they tour through Vermont and beyond, on two wheels.