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Outdoor Recreation


Mountains in Vermont

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Longest Recreational Path


Ski Resorts

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Nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, northwestern Vermont offers a wealth of recreation opportunities in all four seasons.

Mountains of Fun to be had Year Round

Vermont’s ski mountains are very well known for providing great terrain for skiing and riding in the Winter, but many also mountain adventures and attractions year-round. Vermont Ski Resorts and Nordic centers also offer miles of trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Vermonters also explore the mountains via hiking trails in all seasons. The trails in Vermont are too many to list here, but our most famous one is the Long Trail, which traverses the state north-to-south.

Vermont Lakes, Rivers & Swimming Holes offer Lots of Summer Fun

In warmer weather, Lake Champlain and our many other smaller lakes provide a wealth of recreation opportunities. Boating is very popular, ranging from single-person kayaks to sailing to luxury boats, and stand up paddleboarding has become more and more well-liked. There are also lovely beaches and out-of-the-way watering holes where you can take a dip and enjoy the scenery.

Miles & Miles of Bike Paths

Biking is also popular as both a form of transportation and a fun activity. The Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and the Island Line Trail spanning from Burlington to the Lake Champlain Islands are among the many bike paths available in Vermont. (spoiler alert: there is a bike ferry involved!) This bike map is a great resource for the many roads, trails, and mountain bike areas across the state.

If your idea of fun is less adventurous, the region’s numerous small cities and towns offer beautiful parks and recreation paths where you can take in the scenic and natural beauty of Vermont.

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