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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.

Camping in the fall by the water

Camping

Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday. Vermont's campgrounds are beckoning - we've saved you a spot.

Hiking in Stowe Vermont

Hiking

Whether walking in the woods or scrambling up a rock face, the Green Mountains are home to a wide variety of hiking options.

Kayaking in the Fall

Water Sports

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

golfing

Golf the Green Mountain State

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

Fall Mountain Biking

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.

Hildene Farm - Farm Walks

Farm Walks

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.

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State Parks

Some of Vermont's state parks are still open. Learn more about how Vermont State Parks are operating as the state continues to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Fall Hiking Trail Morning Overlook

PASSPORTS TO VERMONT

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.

spa

Spa and Relaxation

Take time to relax indoors, too. Vermont has top notch spas, wellness centers and outdoor retreats 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.

A female hunter aims at her quarry.

Hunting

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

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.

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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.

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.

ski and ride

Ski & Ride

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