Outdoor Recreation

Recreate In The Healthiest State

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.


Road & Mountain Biking

Vermont rocks when it comes to the challenge and fun of mountain biking! Road biking is a much-revered sport, as touring the state is stunning and easily managed.



Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday.

Hiking Mount Mansfield in Summer


Whether walking in the woods or scrambling up a rock face, the Green Mountains are home to a wide variety of hiking options.

A female hunter aims at her quarry.


Vermont's abundance of game make it one of the top hunting destinations in the Northeast. Enjoy the woods in solitude or bring family and friends together; Vermont's forests are waiting.

A fly fisherman casts a line into stream.


Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, fishing is a slower-paced recreational activity – but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement!


Golf the Green Mountain State

Improve your game in some of the most scenic, challenging, well-designed golf courses in the world, surrounded by Vermont's natural beauty. Then, enjoy delicious local food and culture.

Kayaking in the Fall

Water Sports

Once the snow and ice start to melt off, it's a green light for water sports in Vermont. Enjoy paddling, swimming, fishing and more.

rock climbing

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a puzzle-solving, challenging exercise with a big reward at the end – amazing views of Vermont.

Motorcycling in Vermont


Ride along Vermont's scenic byways and take in Vermont's spectacular scenery - roadside stops for local snacks and drinks make the ride one to remember.


Spa and Relaxation

Take time to relax indoors, too. Vermont has top-notch spas, wellness centers and outdoor retreats throughout the state to help you get away from the grind and recharge.

Fall Hiking Trail Morning Overlook


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.

Vermont Byways brochure.

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.

Skinning at Bolton, Vermont

Winter Recreation

Enjoy our winter playground. Head outdoors to go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, or ice fishing in the Green Mountains. Bundle up and check out our outdoor recreation offerings.

A mountain biker rides through a field.

Plan Your Outdoor Vacation

Let the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association connect you with everything you need to plan a Vermont vacation centered around outdoor recreation, from water sports to biking, hiking, fishing and outdoor activities.