COVID - 19 TRAVEL GUIDANCE

HOME > EXPLORE VERMONT > LIFE IN VERMONT > STORIES FROM VERMONT

Stories From Vermont

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.

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.

June intro 1

Dipping a Toe in a Vermont Summer

As restrictions in Vermont begin to lift, 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.

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.

Parent and child playing with goats

Hope Springs Up

April in Vermont is a hopeful time, with baby animals, longer days and warmer weather. Along with consistently positive news about the pandemic, this spring may mean the return of more of the Vermont activities we love.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.

ONE DESTINATION FOR THREE GENERATIONS

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

Vermont Winter Roads - m

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snowshoers in Stowe Vermont with view of Mount Mansfield.

Reasons to Visit Vermont in the Winter

Craft breweries, artisanal cheeses and 3 more.

Staytripper Series - Springtime in Vermont

MARCH FORWARD

The state’s continued response to COVID-19 means shifting travel guidance and the possibility of more to enjoy about the beautiful Green Mountains. Check out this month’s guide to what’s going on.

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 this unconventional February. Explore ways to find your groove.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Foliage surrounds a field in Stowe, Vermont.

THE BEST TIME OF YEAR IN VERMONT

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

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.

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.

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.