Vermont

Vermont Travel Guide

Find out what’s underwater at this interactive science museum; there are more than 70 species featured in ever-changing exhibits. It also hosts an adult-friendly cocktail party called ECHO After Dark on the second Thursday of every month.

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 weekends, but the chance to get up close and personal with a working herd of Jersey cows is tempting to those

Housed in a 180-year-old mill in the village town of Woodstock, Shackleton Thomas sells handcrafted artisan goods, such as furniture and pottery, that all begins as locally sourced materials.

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 activity.

At the Hort Farm (as it’s locally known), students from the University of Vermont have conducted biological research for more than 60 years. At present, the 97-acre facility hosts experimental apple orchards, grape vines, ornamental shrubbery, flower gardens, and a bat house.

Situated atop the eponymous Mt. Philo, this 168-acre park contains a small, 10-site camping area as well as an enclosed picnic pavilion that can be rented for special events.

Susan Morgan's Woodstock bookstore speaks volumes about her passion for literature. Yankee Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Vermont, having been in business since 1935. This inviting shop on Canal Street has a bright yellow facade and striped awning.

Zion Bus Line takes passengers on a musical journey to the place where Bob Marley, Jamaica’s most famous native son, was born and raised: the village of Nine Mile in the highlands.

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 conventional to organic practices, in 1996.

Part of the sprawling Half Moon Bay resort, the lushly landscaped Village is worth seeing for the setting alone, with canary-yellow shops lining a plaza filled with towering palms and a row of Mediterranean-style fountains.

With the highest number of breweries in the country per capita, Vermont is known for its beer. One of its oldest sits alongside Otter Creek in Middlebury and offers free guided tours of the brewing and bottling process (albeit through large windows).

From late October through May, this planned community near the New Hampshire border, which dates to 1969, hosts downhill and cross-country skiing, showshoeing, snowboarding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Expert tour guides lead small groups to a series of waterfalls in the middle of the rainforest. The river may seem daunting, but don't be afraid to follow your guide out of your comfort zone and into the falls' nooks and crannies.

Pop in for a cup of hot cocoa, made with organic sugar, milk, vanilla, and a scoop of ganache.