Stowe for private planes, Burlington for major
This is a place to find yourself. We purposely don't have a TV or a VHS/DVD player because we focus on time together with family and friends. We play cards and board games (lots are already there), read (there's a full library for kids and adults), go for hikes, bike ride, have campfires inside and on the shore and roast marshmallows. We go berry picking (blueberries, raspberries or strawberries depending upon the time), fish (Lake Eden is stocked with trout and the biggest bass in the state was caught there in 2005), canoe, kayak and take the row boat and do lots of swimming.
Our kids are never bored and they don't miss TV! There are two docks (one floating) and the kids love to race each other. Sometimes the older kids take a tent, camp out on the shore and cook their own breakfast. In August there are incredible meteor showers in the sky.
Burlington (a very cool city) is an hour away. Montreal is two hours away and the resort town of Stowe is 20 minutes away.