Stories From Vermont

Vermont Vacation Guide Winter 2020

Five Resources to Plan Your Trip to Vermont

Planning for future travel can boost your mood and give you something to look forward to. As you plan for future travel to Vermont, use these five resources to find inspiration.

Cross country skiing in Vermont

Heading Outside in January

Snow is here to stay for another few months, so it’s time to get outside and make the most of it. Vermont weekly Seven Days explores pandemic-safe ways to enjoy this particularly isolated January.

Rikert Nordic Center


This December may be unconventional in Vermont, but no less magical. As the state continues to respond to COVID-19, find your December joy with this month’s Staytripper from Vermont’s Seven Days.

Von Trapp Beer

Nine Vermont Beers to Drink in Quarantine

Help your mandatory quarantine period pass more quickly and prime your palate for Vermont's craft beers with these suggestions for a beer a day for a week, plus two more while you wait for your COVID test results.

Hiking in November in Vermont

The Joy of November

Vermont’s November is a shoulder month, between the richest fall color and the brightest, sparkliest snow. Find some of the best ways to enjoy it with this month’s Staytripper guide from Seven Days.

Vermont Made Products - Eden Cider Craft Beverage

Six People on Everyone's Shopping List to Buy Vermont For

We all know these six types of people, and Vermont products are perfect for all of them, from deluxe skincare ranges to one-of-a-kind food products and craft beverages.

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Vermont Map Celebrates Each Town

After a quest to visit all 251 towns and cities in Vermont, a family worked together to design this map with each town's welcome signs highlighted. The map is available for purchase here.

A ski lift at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

A Guide to Skiing in Vermont

Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.


Stowe, Vermont is for skiers, non-skiers, families and more.

Snowshoers in Stowe Vermont with view of Mount Mansfield.

Reasons to Visit Vermont in the Winter

Craft breweries, artisanal cheeses and 3 more.

Indoor shopping in Vermont's downtown local businesses

Make the Most of the Season

For non-skiers or –riders, Vermont offers the chance to enjoy a classic New England winter. Here are a few suggestions about where to stay and what to do.

Fall Foliage weekend drives


Vermont’s 251 Club members aim to visit all 251 towns and cities in the state, giving them the inside perspective on where to see the best fall foliage. Check out their recommendations inside.

Whitcombs Land of Pumpkins and Corn Maze

Favorite Fall Activities for the Whole Family

A Vermont fall offers something to enjoy for the whole family, from pick-your-own orchards to delicious doughnuts and seasonal treats to exploring a Vermont corn maze. Vermont’s 251 Club members share in-cider secrets for a great fall vacation.

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Quintessential Vermont's Sweet Surprise

Superb skiing, robust autumn foliage and rich cheese provide a taste of Vermont, but the real sweetness comes in its maple syrup.

October Foliage in Vermont

It’s Time for October

October in Vermont is among the best times of year to take in the beauty of the state as the Green Mountains take on hues of crimson, orange and gold. Seven Days’ guide to enjoying October 2020 ranges from delicious apples to spooky season haunts to one-of-a-kind ways to get outside.

People walking the Whitcombs Corn Maze


A Vermont fall has something for every member of the family to enjoy, from delicious seasonal treats to showstopping fall foliage. We checked in with KidsVT’s managing editor to get her top tips on enjoying fall as Vermont continues to respond to COVID-19.

Reflection of foliage in Vermont on Lake Elmore.

When Fall Arrives, Vermont Comes Alive

The nights are cooler and the days are shorter, and that means the trees in this part of the world are kicking it up several notches.

Country Vermont road during Fall Foliage


Road tripping is one of the best and most accessible ways to take in the beauty of a Vermont autumn. Vermont’s 251 Club members suggest routes and stops in northern Vermont.

Chews and Brews along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.

Taste Your Way Along Vermont’s Byways

Vermont’s stunning views pair perfectly with its vibrant culinary culture.

Outdoor Adventures

September Adventures in Vermont

Vermont weekly Seven Days breaks down some of the adventures to be had in Vermont in September, as summer prepares to hand over the landscapes to fall, including adventure dinners, fly fishing, and adventures at northern Vermont’s Quimby Country.

Calvin Coolidge Historic Site in the Fall

Fall For Vermont’s Historic Sites

Fall is the perfect backdrop to take in the captivating stories of Vermont’s beginnings. Vermont State Historic Sites Section Chief Tracy Martin outlines COVID-safe ways to experience Vermont’s history this fall.

Foliage surrounds a field in Stowe, Vermont.


For Vermonters, fall is for craft cider and cheese—with a view.

Vermont road trip snacks


Seven Days has your snack-packing list for any and all Vermont road-trip adventures, from locally grown apples to fresh-baked bread and local cheese.

Morse Farm in Vermont

Feast on a Vermont Fall

Vermont’s artisan food and craft beverage scene is world-renowned, and Vermont’s seasonal food offerings are unparalleled. From cider doughnuts to pie to coffee, check out what Vermont 251 Club members look forward to during their explorations of the state.

Downtown Saint Johnsbury


St. Johnsbury is a cultural hub for Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, rich in history, arts and culture (it’s even home to the state’s only public planetarium.) Go with Seven Days on a fall trip to explore St. Johnsbury, then plan a trip of your own.

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Vermonting: A Trip through Vermont’s Upper Valley

Vermont weekly Seven Days took a day trip through Vermont’s Upper Valley, enjoying Mediterranean food, unique museums and shopping, and a stop at King Arthur Flour, a mecca for home bakers. Travel along with them, then plan your own Vermonting adventure.

Isle La Motte Attractions


Isle La Motte is a small Vermont island with a lot to offer, from Vermont wartime history to delicious local food and natural beauty. Vermont weekly Seven Days explores the area.

The exterior of The Warren Store


Warren and Bristol could qualify as hidden gems, with beautiful, well-stocked general stores, bakeries, quaint shops and striking waterfalls. Explore Warren and Bristol with Seven Days, then plan to see it yourself.

Barn in Hubbardton Vermont


Explore beautiful state parks and whet your appetite for delicious local food in Hubbardton. Created in partnership with Seven Days.

Mount Independence


Explore some of Vermont’s rich history with a trip to Mount Independence in beautiful Orwell. Created in partnership with Seven Days.

Mountain biking in Stowe, Vermont.

Summer on the Mountain

Back to Stowe, Vermont for mountain biking action.

Shelburne Museum in Vermont

Vermonting in the Suburbs

Read about how to explore Vermont attractions, like Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Orchards and Shelburne Farms, with safety in mind, then plan a trip to see the area for yourself.

Vermont roadside attractions


Vermont's roadside attractions, from the world's tallest filing cabinet to the famed whales' tails, are quirky, beautiful, off-beat and a must-see. Explore with Seven Days.

The Dorset Inn in Dorset, VT.

Vermont’s Innkeepers Offer Personalized Travel Experiences

The inns of Vermont bring travelers back to a day where overnight stays offer all of the comforts of visiting the home of a dear friend or family member.

Dog Mountain Chapel in Vermont

Vermont is Pet-Friendly

Vermont’s 251 Club members explore the state, sometimes with their four-legged companions. Get their recommendations for places to visit with pets and find pet-friendly lodging in Vermont.

Vermont canoe and kayak


Go along with Seven Days and Vermont Canoe and Kayak as they take Vermonters and visitors on a paddling excursion on the beautiful Lamoille River, then plan to give it a try yourself.

Calvin Coolidge Marker

Explore Vermont’s State Historic Sites

Vermont’s 251 Club members visit a lot of the state-owned historic sites in their travels. Here, members highlight a few favorites.

Barre Sculpture


Vermont weekly Seven Days takes a trip to Barre. Explore Vermont's granite capital and enjoy delicious food, beautiful views and local adventure.

Vermont Ice Cream

Try a Vermont Creemee

Creemees are Vermont’s answer to soft-serve. Sample a signature Vermont maple or try another flavor – the members of Vermont’s 251 Club have rounded up their favorites.

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Upper East Side RoadRUNNER

Join Geoff and Meredith Drake as they tour through Vermont and beyond, on two wheels.

Three guys motorcycling Vermont roads. @motovermont


Three thumbs up for motorcycling tours through the Green Mountains.

Biking in Vermont


Hit the road to explore Vermont's culture and history - take in sculpture parks, outdoor art and a deeper look at Vermont's rich Black history along the African-American Heritage Trail.

Highland Lodge in Greensboro VT


Experience Greensboro's Highland Lodge, a classic Vermont destination. Envelop yourself in the area's beautiful rolling hills and hospitality along with Vermont weekly Seven Days.


Staytripping: Summer Adventures in Vermont

Vermont weekly Seven Days outlines a few ways to enjoy a summer in Vermont, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Camping, sailing and visiting local farms make the highlights.

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

Exploring the New Corners of Vermont

We came to Downtown Rutland for a concert, but found so much more.

Covered bride in arlington-manchester

VERMONTING IN Arlington and Manchester

Explore Vermont’s Battenkill River and whet your appetite for delicious local beers and cuisine with Vermont weekly Seven Days’ exploration of the Arlington and Manchester areas.

Bustle of Downtown Middlebury Vermont

Vermonting in Middlebury

Middlebury is a haven for lovers of all aspects of Vermont life, from a trail walk on the Trail Around Middlebury to lake time at Lake Dunmore to delicious local food. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ adventures in Middlebury, then plan to visit yourself.

A happy family with a lake trout in the 33rd Annual LCI Derby.

A Family Destination for Anglers

For more than 25 years, LCI has been making Lake Champlain a sportsman’s destination, with the Father's Day Fishing Derby.

Lake Dunmore

Explore Vermont’s Lakes

Vermont’s 251 Club strives to visit every town and city in Vermont. Get their local expertise on where to swim during a hot, sunny Vermont summer.

Gardens in Woodstock Vermont


Visit Vermont’s only national park, rich with beautiful historic buildings and luxurious gardens, by taking a day trip to Woodstock, also home to a charming Vermont village and family-friendly Billings Farm. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ trip.

St. Albans Park Garden


Adventures in St. Albans mean rides on ferry boats, a charming, walkable downtown, delicious local food and beautiful gardens. Go along with Vermont weekly Seven Days, and get inspiration to plan a trip of your own.

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Vermonting in the Northeast Kingdom

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is home to beautiful, sweeping views, quirky art and lots to see and do. Vermont weekly Seven Days invites you to join them on a day trip to Glover, stopping at the Museum of Everyday Life and taking in art and small businesses along the way.