Vermont is Very Much Open


A Little Bit Like a Dream. Very Much Open


Vermont experienced several severe weather events in July, but the vast majority of stores, restaurants and attractions are open to the public statewide. A vibrant and eventful fall foliage season is just around the corner and Vermont is welcoming visitors throughout the state.

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Vermont is always in season and each season offers a new landscape and opportunities to enjoy the Green Mountain State the way you want.

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Home to 251 towns and cities, 23 historic downtowns and a variety of scenic roads to connect one to the next, there are many ways to explore Vermont.

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Variety keeps things interesting and your days spent in Vermont can be as full or unplanned as you like. Your vacation awaits.

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Vermont’s planning resources will lead you in the right direction to plan your visit and discover something new while you are here.

If you have plans to visit a specific attraction, recreation destination, or event, it is always a good idea to check the website or call ahead to confirm your travel plans.

  • Visit the Vermont State Parks website for up-to-date information on all locations, including seasonal closing dates. 
  • The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is open from Swanton to Wolcott and from Walden to St. Johnsbury. The remaining 21 miles from Wolcott to Walden are closed to the public as active construction continues. Visit Vermont Rail Trails for more information. 
  • A portion of the Okemo Mountain Resort access road is closed however, their summer activities can be accessed at Jackson Gore base area. Visit Ski Vermont for more information on ski resorts offering summer and fall activities.  
  • Vermont State Historic Sites are open for the 2023 season except for the Old Constitution House and the Justin Morrill State Historic Site (walking and hiking trails on the property are also closed). Check the Vermont State Historic Sites website for more information on specific sites, including seasonal closing dates.

As always in Vermont, conditions on hiking and mountain biking trails are actively changing as rain comes and goes. Please check online resources before you visit and use caution while on the trail:

  • Trail Finder has trail status information for hiking and multi-use trails statewide.
  • The Vermont Mountain Bike Association has a Trail Conditions page for mountain bike networks across the state. 
  • The Green Mountain Club Trail Updates page includes changes and closures for trails, shelters, and bridges that are part of the Long Trail system. 
  • Some trails have reopened at Quechee State Park including the Quechee Gorge Trail. The West River trail at Jamaica State Park is now open to the viewing platform at the Dumplings. Trail work is continuing, but all other trails are closed. Refer to the ‘Park Updates and Alerts’ section on each individual Vermont State Parks page for more information on trail conditions.
  • The Cross Vermont Trail was impacted in many places but trail conditions for individual sections are being updated on the Cross Vermont Trail website
  • Please do not recreate on a closed trail. 

Even in the areas hardest hit from recent flooding, many businesses are operating, and more are reopening every day. Both Montpelier and Ludlow offer information about local business openings on their websites and visitors are very much welcome.