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Things to do in Vermont

Tourism is a major industry, and the state offers no shortage of things to do in Vermont. Some of New England's largest ski resorts are located in Vermont, including Burke Mountain, Bolton Valley, Stratton, Smuggler's Notch, Killington Ski Resort, and many others. For the adventurous skier, Vermont offers a historic look at the Depression on its tour of the New Deal trails. The trail is a bit rough and is recommended for more advanced skiers only. In the warmer months, adventurous bikers can tackle Kingdom Trails for a great downhill adventure.

If you're wondering what to do in Vermont that is fun for the whole family, a trip to Billing Farm and Museum should be on your itinerary. The old farm house is located in Woodstock, and children, as well as adults, will be able to partake in some old fashioned farm chores—truly one of the more unique things to do in Vermont, but in keeping with its agrarian legacy. On your scenic drive, take note of the many covered bridges in Vermont. There are over 100 of these bridges throughout the state, the longest being the one Windsor-Cornish Covered Bridge. For the movie enthusiasts, visiting Rock of Ages in Barre. This industrial site is so otherworldly that it was used as the setting in the 2009 Star Trek movie.

Lastly, if you're in the state during the summer and wondering what to do in Vermont to cool off, pay a visit to Pump House Indoor Waterpark, which opened its doors in 2012 at Jay Peak Ski Resort. It features hot tubs to soak in, a wave pool and dozens of water slides.

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  • Adamant Co-op

    Vermont’s oldest cooperative lies at the center of Adamant village, surrounded by two ponds and state forest. Founded in 1935, the shop supplies t ... More
  • Barnard General Store

    From the soda fountain at the rear, one can look across to Silver Lake, frozen solid and strewn with ice-fishing shacks. About 20 yards out from th... More
  • BCA Center

    The five-story converted firehouse has rotating art exhibitions every fall. More
  • Billings Farm & Museum

    The best-known hill farm in central Vermont is the Billings Farm & Museum, on Route 12 outside Wood_stock. During early winter, it's open only on w... More
  • Burlington Bike Path

    Stretching from south Burlington to the Winooski River delta, this 7.6-mile recreational path is popular with joggers, bikers, and inline skaters. ... More
  • Burton Flagship Store

    Founded by Jake Burton in 1977, this namesake company is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of snowboarding equipment. This flagship store, loca... More
  • Camel’s Hump

    A difficult challenge can be found on Vermont’s third-highest peak. The gradually ascending 6.8-mile Monroe Loop culminates in panoramic views of N... More
  • Church Street Marketplace

    While the advent of the indoor shopping mall in the 1970's meant the death of most pedestrian malls, this one—established in 1981—still buzzes with... More
  • City Market

    Burlington's only downtown grocery store, City Market is a community-owned food cooperative selling a wide range of local and organic goods, as wel... More
  • Cotswold Furniture Makers

    This venue is closed. The shop carries classic English-style furniture. More
  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center

    Kayak, hike, bike, learn to row, explore on horseback, run in wide-open spaces with sweeping views. It’s all accessible through this center, which ... More
  • Currier's Quality Market

    Deep in Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom, Currier’s Quality Market sells all the supplies necessary for the rugged area, including food, gas, hard... More
  • Daily Chocolate

    Pop in for a cup of hot cocoa, made with organic sugar, milk, vanilla, and a scoop of ganache. More
  • Dwight Miller Orchards

    One of the largest certified organic farms in the Northeast, this orchard was also one of the first to undergo the process of switching from conven... More
  • ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

    As part of the revitalization of Burlington’s waterfront, the city opened the ECHO Center in 2003 to celebrate, preserve, and promote Lake Champlai... More

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