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Family-Friendly Vermont

THE LANDSCAPE ISN’T THE ONLY ATTRACTION

Family traditions are forged and fortified in Vermont. Whether your clan is into midweek field trips to a Vermont museum or historic site, a mountain getaway, a shopping weekend, camping getaway or a hunting trip, families come home from time in Vermont closer and more tightly bonded than ever. Historic sites, museums, and other educational centers are an impactful way to keep your kids entertained while strengthening critical thinking skills and building knowledge. Save time for some fun on the trails, whether skiing and hiking

Each season leaves kids wanting more, and has grownups feeling like kids again. Spring means maple syrup, summer has long days for playing outside, fall is the time for harvesting, great local foods and our famous fall foliage, and winter means skiing and riding.
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Family Attractions

Get a closer look at how Vermont is made, from Ben & Jerry's to cheese. All ages will enjoy an exciting peek behind the curtain.

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Family-Friendly Hikes

Discover family friendly hikes that will bring you closer together while connecting with the outdoors.

Wilcox's Premium Ice Cream in Brandon, VT.

Vermont Ice Cream

When the temperatures start to rise in spring, we head to our favorite ice cream stand to indulge in a Vermont-style sweet treat.

Morning hike during sunset

FIND YOUR VERMONT

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.

Winooski Vermont

TOWNS & REGIONS

Grouped into three regions, Vermont’s 251 towns and cities offer just as many unique and exciting ways to experience The Green Mountain State.

Mountain Biking during Summer in Vermont

Free Vermont Inspiration Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Inspiration Guide is filled with insider info to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction. Start planning today and order your free package.

Maple syrup and french toast

Maple for the Family

Vermont maple products are kitchen staples, adding sweetness and delight to dishes from breakfast to dessert and all kinds of snacks in between. Find your family's next favorite way to use Vermont maple.

A night shot of Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, VT. Photo by Donna Wilkins.

Statewide Events Calendar

Vermont events mean good times with friends and family in the places you love. As you plan, check out what's happening and search for events statewide!

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY

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

THINGS TO DO IN VERMONT

No matter the season or the weather, there's always something to do in Vermont, for couples, groups or the whole family. Explore our collection of videos for inspiration as you plan your own Vermont adventure.