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.

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).

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.

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.

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

For many visitors, this 45-acre museum feels more like a wonderland than a museum, thanks mainly to the village-like layout that incorporates 25 historic buildings relocated here by founder and American folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb.

Inspired by Middlebury College professor John Freidin’s passion for cycling, VBT began as an open invitation to fellow bikers to join Freidin on his many rides throughout Vermont.

Set atop a windy bluff east of Montego Bay, this 18th-century manse is not only beautiful and famous—it’s also haunted.

Visit the studios of dozens of local artists and attend concerts by the likes of the Vermont Philharmonic.

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 the shoreline, a chubby effigy stuffed with straw named George is wearing a blue flannel plaid shirt and clutc

Quite possibly Vermont's most family-friendly ski area, Suicide Six is not as imposing as the name implies.

Sugarbush recently received a $60-million upgrade. Former Merrill Lynch International chairman Win Smith heads up a posse of investors committed to maintaining the crunchy zeitgeist of the classic ski mountain.

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