8 Best Things To Do In Vermont On Your Next Vacation

By Dhruvalakshmi Paithankar on Jan 23, 2019
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The US state of Vermont has gained popularity as the paradise for nature enthusiasts, heaven for those who love winter activities, and the perfect place for those who want to enjoy a vacation to the fullest. Be it viewing autumn foliage or witnessing how landscapes turn into a winter wonderland, you will always find a number of exciting things to do in Vermont. All you have to do is follow this list of what to see in Vermont and you will definitely have a great time! 

1. Be in the heart of nature at Quechee Gorge

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Quechee Gorge, one of the popular tourist attractions in Vermont, is the magnificent display of nature. This deepest gorge is Vermont has become the state’s Grand Canyon. Be it picnicking in the heart of nature or hiking through the woods, this is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. 

2. Be mesmerized at Lake Champlain

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Lake Champlain is an expansive waterbody spanning over two US states as well as some part of Canada. You will never have to wonder about what to do in Vermont when a lake such as Champlain is here. Sail the waters, enjoy fishing, go diving and explore the shipwrecks that call this lake home. 

3. Enjoy skiing to the fullest

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The mountain slopes of Vermont are punctuated with numerous ski resorts. Towns of Killington, Stowe, and Stratton have become some of the best places to visit in Vermont in winter. Sites like Burke Mountain Ski Area, Smugglers' Notch, and Mad River Glen are bustling with skiing enthusiasts. You will love exploring this snowy wonderland on your next vacation! 

4. Shop till you drop at Church Street Marketplace

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Church Street Marketplace, though known as the shopping and dining mall in Burlington, is actually an open area covering four major blocks. From shopping to your heart’s content to exploring numerous restaurants lining the streets, Church Street Marketplace will keep you engaged for hours together. 

5. Go hiking in Green Mountain National Forest

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Green Mountain National Forest is the majestic beauty for every nature lover. When it comes to outdoor things to do in Vermont, this forest is the place to enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, and cross country skiing. Do not forget to stop by the beautiful Little Rock Pond when you are here. 

If you have already explored trails in this forest, you can check other best hikes in Vermont.

6. Take a tour of Montshire Museum of Science

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Do not think Vermont is all about natural beauty as it offers something for every type of traveler. Montshire Museum of Science is one such place where every history buff will be amazed. If you are looking for things to do in Vermont with kids, this is the place to be! Covering 100 acres of land with its 150+ exhibits, this museum will introduce you to everything from ecology, natural and physical sciences to technology. 

7. Visit the Wilmington Antique and Flea Market

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Wilmington Antique and Flea Market is a little slice of paradise for shopaholics and yet somehow is still one of the lesser-known places in Vermont. Rows and rows of stalls offer food products, handicrafts, jewelry, furniture, antique collectibles along with plants and flowers. Exploring this market is the perfect opportunity to be a part of the local canvas.

Here are some of the best flea markets in Vermont you will also love visiting.

8. Explore the town of Stowe

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The tiny town of Stowe makes for a postcard-perfect place throughout the year. This ‘Ski Capital of the East’ offers equally dazzling views during the fall. Even if the town is loved by travelers, it still has maintained its rustic charm. It is home to many famous points of interest in Vermont including Smugglers Notch, different waterfalls, and luxurious mountain resorts. 

See how other tourists are planning their Vermont itinerary and create your own trip plan accordingly.

With so many things to do and places to explore, your Vermont trip is bound to be memorable!

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8 best things to do in vermont on your next vacation
  • My wife and I are going to visit for valentine weekend. Any recommendations ?

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    • Besides the things suggested in the blog above, you can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride in Stowe, spend time along the Silver Lake in Barnard, Vermont, or visit one of the dreamy little towns in Vermont such as the Sunderland.

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  • what is there to do in Vermont from dec 23, 2019 to January 4, 2020 ?

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    • You can visit Middlebury town where several Christmas events are organized. The interactive exhibits of Billings Farm & Museum and festivities at Bennington Museum are a must-attend. You can also check the schedule of Flynn Center for the Performing Arts to catch some interesting performances.  

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  • How is the weather temp there

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    • Over the year, the average temperature in Vermont varies between 12°F to 81°F. For more accurate info, it is recommended that you refer to a popular weather-predicting platform. 

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  • I would love to visit Rogerland in East Arlington VT. I can't find hours, fee, address. Do you know? I looked at website & can't find it. A friend just now texted me a phone #. Please let me know as soon as you can or I'll call later. Thank you!

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    • You can try sending them an e-mail on roger@rogerland.net or consider calling on (917) 520-1320. I am not sure if this number still works as the website has posted in 2012 and there aren't any updates after that. You can also consider calling the Garden Conservancy on 845.424.6500 to check if they have any information. 

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  • My wife does not walk very well looking for scenic places to visit

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    • There are easy and wheelchair-accessible trails in Vermont. You can check Robert Frost Interpretive Trail as well as Black Creek and Maquam Creek Nature Trails that are considered easy to cover. 

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