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Vermont's Winters Are Perfect for Playing Outside

Rosy cheeks, snow-covered hair, coats, hats and mittens and a twinkle in the eye are the true signs of a winter day spent playing outside in Vermont. Skate on a Vermont ice rink or hop on a fat bike to brave Vermont's snowy paths or rail trails - Vermont's outdoor activities mean big fun in the winter. Grab the family (and your mittens and hats) and get outside to make new memories together in the swirling Vermont snow – then come on back in for some hot chocolate, coffee, fresh, local Vermont food or time by the fire. As things turn festive and thoughts turn to twinkling lights and the comforts of the holidays, choosing and cutting your family's holiday tree can be a wonderfully authentic experience for all ages.

FIND AN ICE SKATING RINK: 

Ice Haus Indoor Arena, Jay

Gardner Park, Newport
Landry Park, Winooski
Cairns Arena, South Burlington
Union Arena, Woodstock
Riley Rink at Hunter Park, Manchester Center 
The Ice House, Castleton
FIND A TUBING PARK: 
Sharp Park, Milton
Coca-Cola Tube Park, Stratton Mountain

FIND A SLEDDING HILL:

Sharp Park, Milton

Calahan Park, Burlington

Casey's Hill, Underhill 
Catamount Outdoor Sledding Hill, Williston
Landry Park, Winooski
Hubbard Park, Montpelier

Cut your own holiday tree

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.

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.

Winter Safety Ski Hut Patrol

Ski and Ride Guidance

Vermont’s ski areas have enacted new measures in accordance with State of Vermont guidance to help everyone stay healthy and reduce the risk of infection.

dog sledding in Winter

DOG SLEDDING IN VERMONT

Dog sledding or carting is a great way to enjoy Vermont’s backcountry. Experienced mushers will help make your dog sledding adventure something to remember and repeat. Browse Vermont Outdoor Guides Association’s list.

Vermont farm against a winter backdrop

Winter 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.

Family on a winter walk

Fun for the Whole Family

Vermont is the perfect destination for families, with plenty to appeal to all ages and opportunities to enjoy the outdoors for all skill levels and experiences. Find your next family adventure here.

VERMONT'S HOLIDAY TREE FARMS

Cutting your own holiday tree with the family is among the best ways to get the festive feeling started. Vermont's holiday tree farms offer an authentic and exciting experience for all ages.