Central Vermont is known for the small shops, museums, farms, historic sites and diverse outdoor recreation that make life vibrant and attractive. The hills and valleys make the landscape picturesque, and historic downtowns and quaint villages throughout the region offer lots to explore. Get to know Vermont’s political history at the state capitol, drink in the creativity and innovation of Vermont artists, and let central Vermont’s welcoming communities embrace you.
Middlebury’s Swift House is a Salon for Arts and Culture
New owners of Middlebury’s historic Swift House Inn say the inn’s three bedrooms “rhyme with” its Victorian beginnings, with new landscaping, a stone patio, and a continued theme of arts and culture.
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.
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.
VERMONTING IN WARREN AND BRISTOL
Warren and Bristol could qualify as hidden gems, with beautiful, well-stocked general stores, bakeries, quaint shops and striking waterfalls.
Vermonting in Middlebury
Middlebury is a haven for lovers of all aspects of Vermont life, from a trail walk on the Trail Around Middlebury to lake time at Lake Dunmore to delicious local food. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ adventures in Middlebury, then plan to visit yourself.
VERMONTING IN WOODSTOCK
Visit Vermont’s only national park, rich with beautiful historic buildings and luxurious gardens, by taking a day trip to Woodstock, also home to a charming Vermont village and family-friendly Billings Farm. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ trip.
VERMONTING IN BARRE
Vermont weekly Seven Days takes a trip to Barre. Explore Vermont's granite capital and enjoy delicious food, beautiful views and local adventure.
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.
CENTRAL VERMONT HISTORIC DOWNTOWNS
Vermont’s historic downtowns offer the chance to get off the beaten path and explore the history of the Green Mountains, as well as enjoy delicious local food, shopping that feels like treasure hunting and welcoming communities.
Sam Chambers Guides Vermont Exploration
Whether you yearn to explore Vermont from the air, the water, the backcountry or the trails, Pitcher Inn guide Sam Chambers can help you find your way around and learn new ways to experience the wonders of the Green Mountains.
Central Vermont Events
TRAVEL PLANNING DIRECTORY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.
Cider in Central Vermont
Cold Hollow Cider Mill is among Central Vermont's top attractions, offering delicious homemade cider doughnuts and cider pressed on-site. Sample their menu and get a first-hand look at how it's made.