Opportunities to experience winter in northern Vermont are as bountiful as the region’s snowfall. Inside, winter experiences both indoors and out.
Five Reasons to Visit Vermont This Winter
Whether you’re outdoorsy, love local food or just want to explore winter in its original state, Vermont should take the top spot on your winter must-do list.
Discover Winter in Vermont
Embracing winter in Vermont can mean forging new traditions, revisiting old spots and finding new ways to appreciate the season’s beauty, despite the cold. This issue of Staytripper is your guide to getting out there.
A Guide to Skiing in Vermont
Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.
Winter Hiking Safety Tips From a VT Search and Rescue Coordinator
Winter hiking is among the best ways to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the season. Before you go, brush up on safety tips from the experts.
FIND YOUR DECEMBER
As December brings sparkly snow, chilly temperatures and new views of the Vermont you love, find your winter joy with this month's Staytripper from Vermont's Seven Days, including holiday shopping and new ways to get outside.
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.
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 ways to dive head-first into January in Vermont.
Dive into February
Cross-country skiing, inspirational virtual events and new ways to look at the beauty of our surroundings in nature await in the midst of February. Explore ways to find your groove.
March in Vermont is a month of shifts, from cold weather to warm, from snow to the first rains that signal spring. Check out Seven Days' March guide and get excited.
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.
Vermont Cocktail Recipes
Vermont spirits punch up any cocktail. Find Green Mountain-inspired cocktail recipes for your next gathering here.
ONE DESTINATION FOR THREE GENERATIONS
Stowe, Vermont is for skiers, non-skiers, families and more.
Thanksgiving Sweets and Sides
Vermont recipes for Thanksgiving sweets and side dishes complete a holiday table.
Vermont Wine and Cheese Pairings
Vermont-made wine and cheese offer one-of-a-kind pairings that bring out the flavors of the Green Mountains. Our experts offer tips for pairing Vermont wine and cheese.
Four Craft Beers Made With Vermont Maple
Vermont craft beer and maple go hand-in-hand as two of Vermont’s most lauded exports. Combine the two by sampling these four craft brews with a maple twist.
VERMONT FARMER'S MARKETS OPEN
Dig in to the best Vermont has to offer at a farmers market this season. In Vermont, there’s room to grow and freedom to sample a little bit of everything. Find a market to explore.
JULY IN VERMONT
A Vermont summer, however fleeting, is full of opportunities to embrace the outdoors, from swimming underwater to ziplining through the forest canopy. Along the way, discover Black history and bed down in a romantic B&B.
Six Unique Places to Swim in Vermont
A hot Vermont summer day calls for time in a lake or swimming hole for a refreshing dip. We’ve rounded up six spots sure to cool you down this summer.
The Joy of Shredding Vermont
Vermont’s mountain biking scene is next-level. Get to know two of our state’s most acclaimed female riders and get inspired to plan a MTB trip of your own to the Green Mountains.
Your Table is Outside
Just because indoor dining is becoming safer doesn’t mean outdoor dining in a beautiful Vermont summer loses any of its appeal. Our partners at Dig In Vermont put together a rundown of where to eat outside this season and how to book your table.
Maple for the Family
Vermont maple products are kitchen staples, adding sweetness and delight to dishes from breakfast to dessert and all kinds of snacks in between. Find your family's next favorite way to use Vermont maple.
Dipping a Toe in a Vermont Summer
Look forward to all the spring and summer has to offer. Inside June’s issue of Staytripper, find outdoor dining, gardens and historic places to stay.
Explore Vermont's Black History This Year
Virtual events, meetings, readings and storytelling, as well as in-person stops for those able to visit, await as we spend February honoring Vermont's Black history.
In With September in Vermont
September ushers in another beautiful Vermont fall. Enjoy the beauty of the season at pick-your-own apple orchards, glamping grounds and more.
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.
Hope Springs Up
April in Vermont is a hopeful time, with baby animals, longer days and warmer weather. This spring, find more of the Vermont activities we love.
Away Into August
A Vermont August is peak summer, perfect for finding refreshment in Vermont’s lakes and rivers or bunking down in a beautiful historic inn. Find adventure this August with Seven Days’ guide.
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.
Shred Vermont’s Trails
Mountain biking in Vermont offers an immersive outdoor experience and the chance to leave behind the ordinary. Inside this month’s Staytripper, learn about Vermont’s trails, watering holes and two-wheeled adventure.
Shop Vermont This Valentine’s Day
Vermont chocolates, maple syrup, home goods and jewelry all make wonderful gifts for your other half this Valentine’s Day. Inside, six ways to shop Vermont this year.
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.
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.
How to Use Maple
Who better than a Vermont chef to explore creative, unexpected uses for Vermont maple syrup? Learn new ways to use Vermont’s sweetest product in your kitchen and get some new recipes.
FOLIAGE: THE INSIDE SCOOP
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.
FALL MEANS FAMILY FUN
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.
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.
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.
ROAM NORTHERN VERMONT
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.
Meet Vermont’s Apple Growers
Vermont’s orchards produce fruit infused with the flavors of Vermont’s landscapes and seasons. As apples statewide begin to ripen, get to know Vermont’s growers via Dig In.