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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.

campaing

Camping

As summer arrives, so does the opportunity for camping - nights under the stars and cozy campfires await. It's a comfortable time of year to camp, but be sure to know the "leave no trace" etiquette.

A family descends off Mount Mansfield.

Hiking

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

Paddle Boarding on Lake Champlain

Water Sports

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

golfing

Golf the Green Mountain State

Improve your game in some of the most scenic, challenging, well-designed golf courses in the world.

biking

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.

Hildene Farm - Farm Walks

Farm Walks

Try taking a walk on a farm for a different type of outdoor experience. There are a variety of farms to choose from whether it’s a hop yard or a maple sugarbush.

Touring Vermont's Byways

Touring Vermont's Byways

Warmer spring days just beckon you to go outside! Touring Vermont's Byways are a great way to get off the highway and see what makes Vermont special.

spa

Spa and Relaxation

Take time to relax indoors, too. Vermont has top notch spas, wellness centers and outdoor retreats throughout the state

ski and ride

Ski & Ride

See what makes Vermont the gold standard in Skiing and Riding the East.

A female hunter aims at her quarry.

Hunting

Vermont's abundance of game make it one of the top hunting destinations in the Northeast.

Snowmobilers riding on VAST trails.

Snowmobiling

Experience the magic of Vermont's winter highways. With well-marked trails, easy access to fuel stops, food and accommodations you'll never want to travel off path.

ice fishing

Ice Fishing

Whether you're fishing a Lake Champlain bay or a smaller body of water off the beaten path, ice fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months.

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Snowshoeing

Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland. Enjoy the calm, quiet and scenic beauty of the season.