Trip Ideas & Itineraries

Family & Kids

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A Family Vacation in Vermont

There’s a reason Vermont tops the list for New England family vacations. Summer’s long days beg to be explored outdoors by all ages and ability levels, whether that means a bike ride, a camping trip, swimming in a lake, or simply gathering around a bonfire together. Fall is a great time to take the whole family to a Vermont farm to pick produce, meet farm animals, and learn skills like butter churning and basket weaving. When the snow falls, the state transforms into a playground perfect for a winter family vacation, with slopes and ski and ride lessons for learners, and other activities like tubing, an indoor waterpark, and more.  

Vermont is for Families

Go along with Kina Pickett and his family of four as they road trip to Vermont, Pickett’s home, in an old Airstream, visiting the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, walking along a scenic beach, picking flowers, and exploring local food together.  

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Under the Big Top

This old-fashioned Big Top Circus will delight the whole family with clown performances, dance, juggling, and more. Kids can even attend workshops at Circus Smirkus in Greensboro to learn circus arts.  

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Vermont State Facts

Did you know Vermont’s state bird is the hermit thrush, and that the state has its very own fossil reef? Learn more facts about the Green Mountain State, including the origin of that name, here.

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Vermont is Accessible for the Whole Family

Vermont’s natural beauty is best enjoyed together. Get to know Chase and his family and see how Vermont Adaptive creates opportunities for every body to get outside and ride bikes, paddle, sail, hike, play tennis, and more. 

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Kids Coloring Sheet

Color in scenes from Vermont life, including mountains, maple syrup, and farm animals, in this free coloring sheet.  

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