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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 ways to dive head-first into January in Vermont.

hiking during winter at little river state park, waterbury Vermont

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.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.

ONE DESTINATION FOR THREE GENERATIONS

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

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.

Hiking Camels Hump in the Winter

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.

Rikert Nordic Center

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.

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.

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.

Woman running on a snow covered road 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.

Staytripper Series - Springtime in Vermont

MARCH FORWARD

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.

Scalloped potatoes

Thanksgiving Sweets and Sides

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

people having a cocktail

Vermont Cocktail Recipes

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

Hiking in a Vermont fall

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.

Colorful produce at the Capital City Farmers Market

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.

Vermont wine and cheese pairings

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.

Maple Breakfast Stout

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.

Apples in a bucket

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.

Two surfers walking through the water

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.

Vermonter jumping into the water at a swimming hole

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.

Blackberry Swirl mountain bike ride

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.

Outdoor dining in Vermont - module

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 syrup and french toast

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.

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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.

Valley School Grafton

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.

Open Farm Week 2021

Open Farm Week Returns to Vermont

Dig In Vermont's Open Farm Week offers opportunities to visit real working Vermont farms and see where your favorite foods come from. Meet animals and farmers this August.

Capital City Farmers Market

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.

Parent and child playing with goats

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.

Paddleboarder on Lake Willoughby

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.

Roadway in Brandon Vermont in the Winter

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.

Mountain Biking in Vermont

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.

Burke Mountain Sweetheart Chocolate Collection

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.

Lodging establishments in the Spring.

Take a Virtual Vermont Vacation

Virtual vacations are a far cry from real ones, but these ways to enjoy Vermont from home can help tide you over as we await the possibility of IRL travel.

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.

Maple pecan scones from the Brass Lantern Inn

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.

Fall Foliage weekend drives

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.

People walking the Whitcombs Corn Maze

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.

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.

Step 5 of the process is boiling the sap.

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.

Country Vermont road during Fall Foliage

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.

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.

Pumpkins during fall season 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.