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72 Hours in Bennington, Vermont

Vermont’s Shires region is a stronghold of arts, history, culture, and things to do, as well as access to bountiful outdoor recreation options. Here’s how to spend 72 hours in Bennington.

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72 Hours in Norwich, Vermont

Hands-on, family-friendly museums, locally owned shops and restaurants in a walkable downtown, and short hikes with striking views await in Norwich.

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72 Hours in St. Albans, Vermont

Lake Champlain envelops St. Albans in northern Vermont, offering panoramic views and access to paddling, swimming, boating, and more. Discover what sets this recently revitalized, walkable downtown apart.

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Three Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Explore

Small, walkable downtowns pack a lot of fun into a few square miles. Public art, farmers markets, and stunning historic buildings make for the backdrop for a Vermont vacation to remember.

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Three Must-Visit Heritage Attractions in Southern Vermont

Contemporary art, American history dating back to the Lincoln presidency, and an immersive gallery, as well as Vermont’s largest outdoor sculpture garden, await in southern Vermont.

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Annual Vermont Events to Put on the Calendar

Live music enlivens a Vermont historic mill town, vividly colored hot air balloons fill the skies above Vermont’s deepest gorge, and family-friendly events fill Vermont’s annual calendar.

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Recreation for Every Body in Vermont

Boardwalks and rail trails make Vermont’s beautiful outdoor views and invigorating hikes and recreation opportunities available to everyone, regardless of skill or ability level.

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Farm-to-Table Dining in Vermont

Farm-to-table dining puts Vermont’s flavors and fields at the heart of every plateful. Sample local cheese, Vermont-grown meat, Green Mountain produce, and more.

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72 Hours in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Inspiring landscapes punctuated with mountains and the solitude that comes with spending time in the seclusion of nature, along with a focus on farm-to-table dining and outdoor recreation, are the highlights of time in the NEK.

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Mountains to Main Streets

Vermont’s mountains segue smoothly into walkable downtowns steeped in history. Maps of Vermont towns light up with local dining, shopping that feels like a treasure hunt, and the kind of scenic beauty you find on postcards.

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So Much More to Maple

Vermont’s sweetest treat is a breakfast staple, but in Vermont, maple takes on starring roles on other tables, too, from maple-infused ciders and craft beers to sweet, smoky cheeses and sauces.

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Pick Your Own Fruit This Season

From ripe, sweet June strawberries to blueberries and raspberries nestled under leaves, Vermont farms offer pick-your-own experiences all growing season. Find a farm for this family-friendly activity.

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Vermont Food Festivals 2022

Celebrate garlic, craft beer, fresh strawberries and blueberries, and other local food at festivals that fill the Vermont events calendar all season long. Whet your appetite for one of these Vermont festivals.

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Bikes and Brews Come Together in Stowe

Guides at Stowe’s 4 Points Tours teach the basics of mountain biking before guiding guests on explorations of Vermont’s trails and breweries. Guests can also customize their own tours with knowledgeable guides.

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Your Vermont Summer Arts Must-Do List

Live music played on the water, concert series outdoors on the grass, and poetry walks in the woods enliven Vermont’s summer arts and culture calendar. Find an event to experience while you’re here.

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The Tillerman, Refurbished, Welcomes Guests to Bristol

An on-property creek, a restaurant focused on farm-to-table local dining, and unique artwork await at the recently restored Tillerman, standing ready to welcome guests to Bristol.

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Canoe Trail Connects Vermont to Canada, Neighboring States

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile waterway, stretches from Old Forge, N.Y., in the Adirondacks to the St. John River in Fort Kent, Maine, and includes 145.5 miles in Vermont. Paddle the whole thing or take one of the day trips outlined here.

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Post Mills Aviation Museum Celebrates Inventiveness

Aviation enthusiasts, Americana history buffs, and art enthusiasts will find hours of entertainment at Brian’s Museum of Rusty Dusty Stuff in Post Mills. The museum houses everything from hot air balloons to art by the late collector.

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Outdoor Art Shines at Manchester’s Seven Springs

Featuring 15 sculptures on 20 acres, this southern Vermont sculpture park is the project of a couple committed to keeping art accessible to all. With no set path, visitors can explore the land at will and on their own time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How to Eat Like a Local in Vermont

As you travel Vermont’s rolling hills, farm stands, country stores, farmers markets, roadside food stops, and wineries and breweries are welcoming stops along your journey. Things to do surrounding local food can fill an entire weekend.

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How to Pair Vermont Beers and Cheeses

Cheese and beer are a match made in Vermont. Here’s your guide to finding the perfect cheese pairings for your craft pour.

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Five 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 gfive spots sure to cool you down this summer.

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Vermont Cocktail Recipes

Vermont spirits punch up any cocktail. Find Green Mountain-inspired cocktail recipes for your next gathering here.

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Women’s History on the Long Trail

In 1927, the first trio of women through-hiked Vermont’s Long Trail, kicking off almost 100 years of women’s history on the trail. Inside, meet the Three Musketeers, the first female president of the Green Mountain Club, and more trailblazing women.

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Your Table is Outside

Outdoor dining in a beautiful Vermont summer never 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.

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Why to Hire an Outdoor Guide

Planning a trip with a guide lets you drop the map and focus more on the adventure. A guide is your entry to the local experience.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ethos of Vermont Beer Labels

Vermont brewers and artists work together to elevate the craft beer experience through eye-catching, educational art on labels.

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Thanksgiving Sweets and Sides

Vermont recipes for Thanksgiving sweets and side dishes complete a holiday table.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.