Feeling Stressed ? Why Vermont is Perfect Travel Getaway for your Woes
When life and its big and little stressors are getting you down, a vacation in Vermont will cure your woes. (At least temporarily!)
From its earlyfreedom loving roots and world class dairy cows, to the spectacular foliage and breath-taking ski runs, the state of Vermont is an American classic.
It’s a land of vibrant color and unique expression, where both Presidents Arthur and Coolidge were born, famed poet Robert Frost claimed fir fame and continues to produce offbeat mavericks like Ben & Jerry’s, 420 friendly Phish and cool dude Burton Snowboards.
Many Vermonters are farmers and artisans, and above all, explorers — each are stewards of this emerald green space. No surprise, then, that it’s been named “the West Coast of New England.” Landlocked or not, it does have a certain laidback and creative quality that most places in staid New England and fierce East Coasters find alien.
Without further ado, we’ve put together some of the best places in Vermont to wile away your cares.
The Stowe Recreation Path is an internationally recognized greenway stretching from Stowe Village to Top Notch Resort on the Mountain Road. Residents and guests alike enjoy the 5.3 mile paved trail as it criss-crosses the West Branch of Little River. Breath-taking mountain views and access to restaurants, lodges and local businesses make the bike path one of the most popular recreation assets in Stowe.
World’s Best Foliage
Vermont is world-famous for autumn. It’s not just because we have the most explosive foliage in all of New England, but because everyone you see, locals and visitors alike, cannot help but slow down and look up.
It’s peak fall foliage season in Vermont, which means leaves are at their most vibrant. And thanks to drone technology, we’re able to take in the most magnificent aerial view.
This video from Matt Benedetto, filmed on a DJI Inspire I quadcopter, slowly reveals the full scope of Vermont’s fall colors — with a majestic score to match — and it’s an autumn sight to behold.
Skiing in Vermont starts early this year
Skiers in a rush to get back on the mountain are in luck this fall.
Killington Resort, which opened two trails Monday, was the first ski mountain in North America to open to the public this season. Season-pass holders broke in the runs Sunday.
This is the first time in more than a decade that skiing has started this early at Killington, resort spokesman Michael Joseph said.
“It’s always the goal to open before Halloween,” he said. The resort opened Nov. 3 last year because of warm weather, but in years past Killington has opened as early as Oct. 1.
One of our favourite ski resorts in the east. Great extensive terrain and very family friendly. Took our kids for 6 years straight for holidays and stayed in Killington. Fun food and great condo accommodations.