Make a family moment memorable, one step at a time.
There's a hiking trail for all skill and motivation levels. Hiking with your family can be one of the most memorable moments on your trip, especially if it's the first time someone makes it to a summit or scenic vista.
Vermont State Parks open in May and offer the outdoor enthusiast plenty of ways to enjoy the natural landscape. If you plan to hike prior to Memorial Day, be mindful of the mud and look for lower-elevation hardwood forests. Our scenic bike paths are also great alternatives in the spring.
Trail Maps & Guides
Having the most recent version of trail maps and guides is imperative to a safe and memorable hike. Be sure to stock up on information prior to your hike.
5 Kid-Friendly Hikes
If you yearn for the beauty of the backcountry, but are not up for an epic day on the trail, there are many short hikes in Vermont that offer backcountry adventure with reward at the apex.
Find A Park
Vermont State Parks are the place to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike or looking for information, start at the park finder.
Try taking a walk on a farm for a different type of outdoor experience. There are a variety of farms to choose from whether it’s a hop yard or a maple sugarbush.
Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge
A fun and competitive way for you and your family to enjoy the parks, keep score, and submit for free entry to any state park for the rest of this year, and all of next!
Find A Campground
For full RV hookups, we suggest you try one of the many private RV campgrounds in Vermont. The Vermont Campground Association has an interactive campground map that is guaranteed to help you choose a campground.