Northern Vermont is a four-season destination with big-city amenities, world-class outdoor activities, rural landscapes, miles of open water on lakes and rivers, great shopping and dining, and numerous opportunities for enjoying the arts and history. Driving through northern Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom offers panoramic views, quirky, off-the-beaten-path stores and stops, and local culture you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
A Long Weekend Up North
Vermont's northern region is home to vibrant downtowns, beautiful landscapes and unparalleled outdoor recreation. This itinerary for a long weekend in northern Vermont is sure to inspire you to plan a trip of your own.
VERMONTING IN ISLE LA MOTTE
Isle La Motte is a small Vermont island with a lot to offer, from Vermont wartime history to delicious local food and natural beauty. Vermont weekly Seven Days explores the area.
VERMONTING IN ST. ALBANS
Adventures in St. Albans mean rides on ferry boats, a charming, walkable downtown, delicious local food and beautiful gardens. Go along with Vermont weekly Seven Days, and get inspiration to plan a trip of your own.
Vermonting in the Suburbs
Read about how to explore Vermont attractions, like Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Orchards and Shelburne Farms, with safety in mind, then plan a trip to see the area for yourself.
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.
Shop Vermont’s Main Street
Explore Burlington’s vintage shops and get inspired to find the perfect holiday present in your Vermont town.
NORTHERN 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.
Northern Vermont Events
Vermont events are sure to draw a crowd, ranging from live music to arts showcases to unique community festivals and fairs. Find a Northern Vermont event to look forward to.
WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.