OPEN WORKING LANDSCAPES AMID A BACKDROP OF MOUNTAINS
Vermonters are known for their independent-thinking, friendliness, sportiness, and resourcefulness. The state’s residents love the land and are committed to preserving, as well as sharing it. Vermont’s agricultural traditions have created open working landscapes amid a backdrop of mountains, many of which make up the nation’s oldest long distance hiking trail, the Long Trail.
While it’s easy to spend days simply taking in the scenery, it’s even more rewarding to become a part of it. It’s easy to explore back roads and well-maintained trails by bicycle. Go for a run or walk along busy downtown paths or quiet villages with covered bridges. Drop into a half-pipe on your skis or snowboard and share the trail with local Olympians. Cast a line in a lake or stream, or relax beach-side at a pristine state park. Whatever the day brings, the night is sure to deliver a solid night’s rest - whether you choose to camp under the stars, cozy up under a quilt at an inn, or appreciate the thread-count at a luxurious resort.
A Long Summer Weekend Up North
Vermont's northern region is home to vibrant downtowns, beautiful views and plenty of adventure. This itinerary will help you to plan a trip of your own.
SUMMER IN CENTRAL VERMONT
The region is home to a rich roster of museums and cultural heritage stops and great access to the outdoors. A long summer weekend in central Vermont has a lot to offer.
A Summer Weekend down South
Vermont's southern region is a stronghold of history and culture, as well as home to unique events, bustling downtowns and lots to explore all summer long.
Shop all that northern Vermont has to offer and bring home a piece of the Green Mountains.
Visit Vermont's state capital of Montpelier & a variety of historic downtowns.
Offering a blend of picturesque villages and lively communities.
Exploring every inch of Vermont starts here. The 251 Club, named after Vermont’s 251 towns, was established to get to know the “real” Vermont.
FIND A NEW ADVENTURE
Think you’ve seen it all in Vermont? Think again - there's always more to discover. This collection of checklists and guides will help you find your next adventure.
Next-level adventures call for inspiration. We can help you plan your visit with trip ideas and itineraries that ensure you see all the best Vermont has to offer.
A Long Winter Weekend Up North
Opportunities to experience winter in northern Vermont are as bountiful as the region’s snowfall. Inside, winter experiences both indoors and out.
Your Winter Central Vermont Itinerary
Discover night skiing, the country’s longest ice skating trail, and an interactive science museum for all ages. Inside, your winter guide to the capitol region.
A Winter Retreat in Southern Vermont
Vermont’s history, art, and diverse winter recreation await in the state’s southern region. Here is a curated list of indoor and outdoor activities to inspire your trip.
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.
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.
Visiting from Abroad
Once you have arrived in the U.S., there are several ways to enter Vermont from the closest international airports. Check this page for travel planning resources to find the most up-to-date information.