Guides to the Green Mountain State: This page provides a number of informative resources:
- Vacation In Vermont
Vacation In Vermont, your home for information for our part of Southern Vermont. Here, you will find everything you need for your vacation in our region. No matter the season, we invite you to come and discover what makes this area special.
- Tracks of Vermont – Retreats For Women
Hiking, fishing, canoeing! Massage, yoga, fine dining! Our unique weekends offer guided hiking and canoeing with complete pampering in a fine country inn. Enjoy the best of Vermont outdoors then relax at a lovely country inn. Let us take care of you!
- Vermont Vacation Guide
- Vermont Recreation and Adventure Pages
Vermont’s most complete directory of outdoor services and adventure travel resources. You will find listings of guide services for all activities along with support services, lodging, retail and rental equipment, travel information, adventure vacation packages, outdoor education and skill development programs, trails and waterways, youth programs, publications and maps, women’s outdoor challenges, and Vermont’s natural resources. Plan Ahead, Be Safe, Have Fun!
- The 2006 Vermont Winter Guide
The 2006 Vermont Winter Guide is a comprehensive publication highlighting winter activities, accommodations, attractions and information about Vermont. The printed publication is available free from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Call 802-223-3443 or order your comprehensive vacation packet by going to the online order form on this website. The 2006 Vermont Winter Guide provides comprehensive information, town by town, on where to spend the night, dine, dance, or frolic in the snow. No other website or publication in the state gives blanket coverage of the Green Mountain State during the winter season like the 104-page Winter Guide.
- Visit Vermont with Kids
So, you’re visiting Vermont and you’ve got kids. Every parent knows, if the kids are happy, everyone is happy. Luckily, Vermont has many things to do that are fun for children of all ages. If the sun is shining, head outdoors. If it’s really hot, go cool off. And if it’s raining – fear not. The hard part is choosing which fun spots to hit and which ones to save for next time. Here’s a little something for everyone. And, don’t forget your camera.
- Vermont’s Covered Bridges
“Thanks to a group of Vermont photographers (…), Virtual Vermont Internet Magazine has what is believed to be the Web’s only complete presentation of photographs and historical information on Vermont’s Covered Bridges. Every one of ’em.”
What to do in Vermont
The scale is small and intimate here, and Vermont’s many small cities, from Burlington to Brattleboro, St. Johnsbury, Newport and St. Albans, are filled with interesting restaurants, shops and inns. You can spend an hour at a farmers’ market, visit an artist’s studio and cap the visit off with a stop nearby for a snack or fine food. Places like Barre, Bennington, Lyndonville, Rutland, Middlebury and Bellows Falls are treasure troves of 19th and even 18th century architecture. And there are many more towns and villages to explore! Shopping and antiquing are year-round pastimes and there is almost always a wide selection of concerts, plays, and other arts events to choose from, often presented in an historic theater or opera house.
- The Friends of Robert Frost
A new museum, only minutes away from Frost’s gravesite in Bennington, was recently opened to honor America’s favorite poet. Frost lived in the Stone House in South Shaftsbury, Vermont from 1920 to 1929. Here, Frost composed many of the pieces that became part of his first Pulitzer Prize winning volume New Hampshire, published in 1923, including “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”
Visit the Robert Frost Web Site: The Friends of Robert Frost
- Bicycling in Vermont: Vermont has two of the “Best Trips on Our Planet” according to Bicycling Magazine (March 1998). Whether on bike paths, dirt roads or mountain slopes Vermont has some of the most rideable terrain in the country.
- Camping in Vermont: Vermont offers a variety of camping experiences from pitching a tent in the Green Mountain National Forest or in a Vermont State Park Campground, to parking an RV, complete with satellite dish, in a private campground with a pool, recreational hall, and the like.
- Vermont Campground Association’s Online Guide to Camping in Vermont!
This site provides you with the information you need to plan your camping vacation in Vermont, whether this is your first visit or the latest of many returns.
- Fishing & Hunting: Vermont’s waterways are home to some of the finest freshwater fishing in the U.S.. Our cold water streams and brooks harbor an abundance of brown, brook and rainbow trout. Vermont’s broad lakes and ponds provide tremendous opportunites for bass, walleyes and other species.
- Golfing in Vermont: Vermont may be the Green Mountain State, but it’s also a state with green fairways to envy. Golf in Vermont’s hills and dales and splendid scenery offers some of the finest settings and most exhilarating challenges in the whole country. Our 64 golf courses, 38 of them offering 18 holes, provide golfers with unparalled variety, scenery and topography.
- Hiking & Walking: Vermont has more than 700 miles of hiking trails, an increasing number of park-like recreation paths, and hundreds of miles of back roads and country lanes that provide delightful walking routes.
- Skiing: If you’re a skier or snowboarder – or are thinking of learning – Vermont is the place to be. We’ve got 18 alpine ski areas, 984 ski trails with 5,175 acres of skiable terrain, and nine mountains with over 2,000 vertical feet. We’ve got the snowmaking to let you enjoy it too: 70 percent trail coverage on average! No one in the East beats our numbers.
- Snowmobiling: Imagine a magical highway that suddenly appears every winter. A road that lets you tour wilderness, snow-covered mountaintops, secluded valleys and friendly villages. That delivers eye-stopping vistas – and conveniently stops right at the door of your inn or motel.
- Snowshoeing: America has suddenly rediscovered the healthy joys of snowshoeing – and realized there’s no better place than Vermont for stepping out into winter. Snowshoeing has been a way of life in the Green Mountains for well over a century, long before the sport became fashionable again. We’ve got countless ways to make tracks into the snowy wilderness, whether it’s a nature trek, a climb or a winter workout you’re looking for.
- Autumn Odyssey
- Vermont Foliage Tour Routes:
The staff in the Vermont Information Centers are the front line folks who provide information to Vermont’s visitors year-round. Here are a few of their autumn touring suggestions.
- Foliage in Vermont – A site devoted exclusively to this magnificent annual event
- Winter’s Warmth
- Spring Rising
- Vermont State Parks
- Vermont Camp Grounds
- Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
- Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
- Vermont Ski Areas Association
- Vermont Outdoor Guides Association: Vermont’s most complete directory of outdoor services and adventure travel resources. You will find listings of guide services for all activities along with support services, lodging, retail and rental equipment, travel information, adventure vacation packages, outdoor education and skill development programs, trails and waterways, youth programs, publications and maps, women’s outdoor challenges, and Vermont’s natural resources.
- Green Mountain Club: The Green Mountain Club and its 7500 plus members from across the country share a love for hiking and a commitment to preserving and protecting the Long Trail System for future generations.
- Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST): The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Inc. was founded over 30 years ago and is responsible for the organization of the sport and maintaining and grooming trails. One of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., VAST is a non-profit, private group that includes over 145 clubs statewide, with over 33,000 members combined.
- The Catamount Trail Association: The Catamount Trail Association is a member supported, non-profit organization dedicated to developing, maintaining and protecting the Catamount Trail and promoting cross-country skiing in Vermont.