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hiking during winter at little river state park, waterbury Vermont

Five Reasons to Visit 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.

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.

Ice Skating at Spruce Peak

Discover Winter in Vermont

Embracing winter in Vermont can mean forging new traditions, revisiting old spots and finding new ways to appreciate the season’s beauty, despite the cold. This issue of Staytripper is your guide to getting out there.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

Sunny Skiing during a Vermont Winter

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.

Mini shredders play in lift line at Stowe, Vermont.

ONE DESTINATION FOR THREE GENERATIONS

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snowy mountain tops in Spring - Vermont module

Five Tips for Visiting Vermont in the Spring

During a Vermont spring, temperatures can fluctuate from a winter jacket in the morning to a t-shirt mid-day and the need to grab a sweatshirt once the sun drops over the mountains. Muddy roads and tender trails can factor into travel plans. As you plan your spring trip to Vermont, here are five tips to make the most of it.

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.

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.

skiier on top of a mountain during spring in Vermont

SPRING INTO VERMONT

Hyperlocal outdoor dining, a historic writers’ trail around Brattleboro, a “How to Be a Vermonter” hands-on stay, and more await this spring in Vermont. See what’s growing on.

Morse Farm in Vermont

Feast on a Vermont Fall

Vermont’s artisan food and craft beverage scene is world-renowned, and Vermont’s seasonal food offerings are unparalleled. From cider doughnuts to pie to coffee, check out what Vermont 251 Club members look forward to during their explorations of the state.

Mud season safe hikes - vermont hiking

MUD SEASON-SAFE HIKES

Bright sunshine and warmer days beckon hikers outside, but as the snow melts, muddy trails become more vulnerable to damage. Add these recommended areas to your spring hiking list.

Von Trapp Beer

Nine Vermont Beers to Drink

Prime your palate for Vermont's craft beers - and replenish your existing stash once you finish it - with these suggestions for a regionally available beer a day from a Vermont beer expert.

Chews and Brews along the Crossroad of Vermont Byway.

Taste Your Way Along Vermont’s Byways

Vermont’s stunning views pair perfectly with its vibrant culinary culture.

The exterior of The Warren Store

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.

Vermont road trip snacks

SNACKS TO PACK

Seven Days has your snack-packing list for any and all Vermont road-trip adventures, from locally grown apples to fresh-baked bread and local cheese.

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.

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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.