Outdoor Recreation

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.

Get out there and enjoy it!



As spring arrives, so does the opportunity for camping. It's a comfortable time of year to camp, but be sure to know the "leave no trace" etiquette.

A fly fisherman casts a line into stream.


Whether you fly fish Vermont’s creeks and streams, cast from a boat on Lake Champlain, or fish from shore, fishing is a slower-paced recreational activity – but that doesn’t mean it lacks excitement!


Golf the Green Mountain State

Improve your game in some of the most scenic, challenging, well-designed golf courses in the world.


Road & Mountain Biking

Vermont rocks when it comes to the challenge and fun of mountain biking! Road biking is a much-revered sport, as touring the state is stunning and easily managed. Inn and scenic villages make for idyllic rest breaks along the way.

A family descends off Mount Mansfield.


The Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the nation. That should tell you a lot about how important hiking is to the state.

A female hunter aims at her quarry.


Vermont's abundance of game make it one of the top hunting destinations in the Northeast.

ski and ride

Ski & Ride

See what makes Vermont the gold standard in Skiing and Riding the East.


Spa Day

Take time to relax indoors, too. Vermont has top notch spas throughout the state.

Touring Vermont's Byways

Touring Vermont's Byways

Warmer spring days just beckon you to go outside! Touring Vermont's Byways are a great way to get off the highway and see what makes Vermont special.

Snowmobilers riding on VAST trails.


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.

Paddle boarding on Lake Champlain.

Water Sports

Once the snow and ice start to melt off, it's a green light for water sports in Vermont.

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Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland.