Itineraries for Ideas and Inspiration
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Whether your trip to Vermont will be a mid-week getaway or a month long retreat, our itineraries are great sources for ideas for exploring the Green Mountain State. For foodies there's tasting tours for wine, beer, distilled spirits and cheese. For culture junkies artist studio tours, the Marble Trail, Civil War guide and guide to African American Heritage provide a variety of perspectives. Palate to Palette is a delicious mash up of farm, food and the arts, while outdoor recreation, scenic drives, Vermont Byways, walking tours and the birding guide lure you into Vermont's great outdoors. However your spirit is moved, let us help you find what you're looking for.
African American Heritage Trail
For the stories of Vermont’s early African Americans citizens, this guide recommends museums and cultural sites, exhibits, films, tours and personal explorations. You'll meet teachers, storytellers, activists, ministers and legislators who made Vermont and the nation a better place for all.
The best way to experience Vermont is to leave the highways and travel the secondary roads. Vermont Byways are located throughout the state and range in length from 14 miles to over 500 miles. Historic sites, cultural and culinary experiences, recreational opportunities and incredible scenery abound.
All you have to do is stop, look, and listen. With a varied landscape of forests, meadows and water features, Vermont is a great location for viewing everything from large flocks of migratory birds to solitary song birds. Check out the Birding Trail for viewing areas, places to visit and birding events.
Small state. Big beer. Maybe there's something in the water. Maybe there's something in the air. Whatever it is, Vermont's brewers are making magic with it. The Vermont Brewers Association invites you to go on a tasting tour to decide for yourself what’s up with our northern brews.
Distilled Spirits Tasting Tour
Vermont is home to some of America’s finest artisanal distilleries, proudly producing small batch spirits the Vermont way…hand-crafted, locally sourced and top quality. Sample local flavors and observe the fermentation and distillation processes to discover what makes each spirit unique.
Filmed in Vermont
Take a “star-studded” road-trip discovering Vermont film history. Run through fall foliage with Forrest Gump, laugh along Lake Champlain with Jim Carrey in Me, Myself and Irene and reminisce with Diane Keaton at the Vermont Country Store in Baby Boom. There are dozens of locations and film festivals to explore.
Forest Heritage Trail
Vermont forests are rich in northern hardwoods ideal for making fine wooden products. The Forest Heritage Trail directs visitors to explore a centrally located managed forest and visit a variety of woodshops and showrooms making fine furniture, hand-turned bowls, and wooden toys and games.
Palate to Palette
Embark on a feast of food, farms and the arts. You'll find everything from artisan chocolates, farmstead cheese and maple cream, to exemplary theater, music, visual arts, and fine craft, as well as recommendations for lodgings and restaurants that feature fresh locally produced products.
Vermont is perfect for touring by car, motorcycle or antique auto. Scenic routes offer sweeping forest and farmland vistas, and meanderings through villages and on quiet country roads. Along the way you’ll find lots of side excursions – from cafes to curio shops to trailheads for swimming, short hikes and valley views.
Vermont and the Civil War
Experience the fervor of Abolitionists, the bravery and dedication of Vermont's soldiers, and the drama of the northern-most land action of the Civil War. Visit museums, historic sites, and public memorials; explore preserved towns and villages, and hike local trails to discover Vermont’s Civil War history.
Walking and Driving Tours
Explore Vermont along unhurried roadways and in pedestrian-friendly downtowns, where visitors are always warmly welcomed. Walking tours expose the layers of history to show how many Vermont towns have grown and prospered through the centuries.
Vermont Culinary Experiences
Vermont’s scenic roadways lead to delicious, local cuisine by artisan chefs, creative food companies and passionate farmers.This six-day itinerary offers a sumptuous smorgasbord of Vermont agrarian and food experiences. Hungry for more? More Vermont culinary tours are at DIGINVT.COM.