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Recreate In The Healthiest State

Vermont vacations aren't meant entirely for sitting around. Get out there and have some fun!

One of the best parts of Vermont is that we have it all, and so close by. Choose an adventure below to learn more about the many recreational opportunities offered year round in Vermont.

Friends taking a break from skiing

Winter Camping

Camping in the winter offers a sense of calm and a unique way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the season. See a new side of Vermont's great outdoors.

Family skinning up Mt Mansfield

Winter Hiking

Our state parks never close, which gives an open invitation to anyone who is looking to walk through our winter wanderland. Experience the views of a lifetime in Vermont.

Fat Biking During Winter in Vermont

WINTER FAT BIKING

Get connected with some of Vermont’s best groomed winter biking trails, from machine-groomed to snowshoe-packed single track. Vermont Mountain Biking Association will help you find your next winter trail.

Snowshoe Mountain Top

Winter Fun at Vermont State Parks

Vermont State Parks are some of the best places to enjoy a host of winter activities, from snowshoeing to ice fishing to sledding. Find parks to enjoy by activity.

ski and ride

Ski & Ride

See what makes Vermont the gold standard in Skiing and Riding the East. Find a resort, plan your ski trip and learn about health and safety guidelines as Vermont responds to COVID-19.

Cross Country Skiing on Prospect Mountain

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Vermont is home to some of the best alpine skiing, with paths suitable for all ability levels and more advanced trails with spectacular views. Find resorts and travel planning information here. 

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Snowshoeing

Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland. Enjoy the calm, quiet and scenic beauty of the season.

Snowmobilers riding on VAST trails.

Snowmobiling

Experience the magic of Vermont's winter highways. With well-marked trails, easy access to fuel stops, food and accommodations you'll never want to travel off path.

ice fishing

Ice Fishing

Whether you're fishing a Lake Champlain bay or a smaller body of water off the beaten path, ice fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months.

spa

Spa and Relaxation

Take time to relax indoors, too. Vermont has top-notch spas, wellness centers and outdoor retreats throughout the state to help you get away from the grind and recharge.

Fall Hiking Trail Morning Overlook

FIND A NEW ADVENTURE

Think you’ve seen it all in Vermont? Think again - there's always more to discover. This collection of checklists and guides will help you find your next adventure.

Vermont Byways brochure.

Vermont Byways

The best way to experience Vermont is to leave the highways and travel the secondary roads. Visit historic downtowns and stop wherever catches your eye. Adventure is calling.