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Vermont is a Place for Everyone

Vermont’s beautiful views, wide open spaces, outdoor recreation and craft foods and beverages are for everyone. The state is also steeped in Black history, art, and culture dating back to its formation as an independent republic, prior to joining the United States.  Here are a few spots to check out as you plan your trip.
BIPOC musicians

Find Vermont BIPOC Businesses

Looking to support BIPOC businesses in Vermont during your stay? Search this business directory to find BIPOC-owned businesses across the state.

Nubian Empire Ski Club

"Who Says We Don't?"

Members of the Nubian Empire Ski Club talk about their love for skiing and how diversity on the ski slopes can bring more people to the sport.

Father and child looking out over the water and mountains

The Long Trail Home to Vermont

The story of one family’s return home to their Vermont roots. Get a sense of what it’s like to explore Vermont, then start planning a trip of your own.

Cross coutry skiers in the snowy woods

Creating Inclusion Outdoors

Vermont’s outdoor spaces are for everyone, period. Read three ways to create more inclusive outdoor recreation spaces so everyone can enjoy the natural beauty and restorative power of the outdoors.

Skiing Downhill in Vermont Powder

WHERE IT'S GOOD TO SKI AND RIDE

With over 50 alpine and cross-country ski areas to choose from, as well as nearly endless backcountry options, Vermont offers an incredible diversity of snow sliding options.

A line of porters in uniform.

African American Heritage Trail

Black Vermonters are an integral part of our state's history. Explore Vermont's Black history and meet the people and places who helped shape the nation along the African American Heritage Trail.

Downtown storefront in Brattleboro, Vermont.

EXPLORE BRATTLEBORO

Learn more about Brattleboro’s Black history and commitment to honoring the role Black Vermonters played in the state’s past, present and future.

Gardens at the Old Stone House

Old Stone House

The history of Alexander Twilight, the first Black person to graduate from a U.S. college, informs current conversations about race and justice at Brownington’s Old Stone House Museum and historic district.

Hildene - the Lincoln Family Home

HISTORY AND HERITAGE AT HILDENE

Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home, is among the jewels of southern Vermont, offering beautiful views, history and heritage, and even a goat dairy.