Best Vermont Vacations

Welcome to our Vermont vacations guide. If you're planning to visit The Green Mountain State for your next vacation, you family will have plenty to do, no matter what time of year you arrive. In the fall, you don't have to look further than the surrounding woodlands for one of the most colorful foliage displays in the world. During the winter months, the ski slopes offer thrills and chills for skiers and boarders alike. Of course, you can still enjoy all that Vermont has to offer in the warmer seasons as well; this state is filled with opportunities to golf, fish, sight-see, or simply relax and recharge.

Looking for more? Review this Vermont things to do list during your stay.

Spring is Maple-Syrup Season in Vermont

Depending on the region, the maple season can start as early as February and last as late as April for Vermont vacations. However, March is the best time to get an up-close look at how the old-timers make authentic maple syrup. You'll never have to guess if you've arrived at the right time; the steam from the sugar-houses tells everyone that it's maple-syrup season. After you take a tour, pick up a few bottles to take home for yourself and your friends.

Summer Brings Equestrian Excitement to Vermont

If anyone in your family is a horse-lover, a summer visit provides plenty of things to do in Vermont. For six weeks during June and July, the Green Mountain region is filled with a variety of horse shows. Whether you choose to attend the Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show , the Valley Classic Horse Show , or one of the other events, remember to get there early if you're bringing your own animal. The stalls are limited and provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Although your horse will be right at home in the stables, you'll enjoy staying in a nearby vacation rental home. In addition to providing a peaceful retreat from the shows, this plan can also place you in the middle of a quaint New England town or provide a secluded log cabin to make you feel like you've left the hectic, modern world far behind. Either choice means that you and your family will get to know Vermont like a local.

Winter Brings Out the Best in this New England State

During the winter, both the tourists and the locals come out to play on the slopes for their Vermont vacations. Whether you like to ski, snowboard, snowmobile, or participate in one of the many other outdoor sports, you'll have no trouble finding a spot to satisfy your cravings for exciting things to do in Vermont. Here are just a few popular areas for snow-based activities:
If you'd prefer to admire this snowy wonderland from the warmth of the indoors, Vermont's got you covered. The state is filled with art galleries, tiny antique shops, outlet stores, and great restaurants. Of course, you can enjoy these hot spots any time of the year:
  • Day Spas - Almost every area of the state has a full-service day spa for a little personal pampering. Try the Green Door Day Spa in Manchester or The Eurospa in Woodstock.
  • Antiques - Southern Vermont Arts Center and Putnam Auctions can help you find a hidden gem to take back home.
  • Local Artists - View the local talent at the Artists' Guild of Manchester .

If you can't fit in all the great things to do in Vermont during a single trip, don't worry! You can always visit again. What do you like best about this charming state?

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