Things to Do in Vermont

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Vermont’s oldest cooperative lies at the center of Adamant village, surrounded by two ponds and state forest. Founded in 1935, the shop supplies ... Read More

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... Read More

The five-story converted firehouse has rotating art exhibitions every fall. Read More

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... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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

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... Read More

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

In the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Evansville Trading Post offers a rare venue for one-stop shopping. The large, red, barn-like building... Read More

On Elm Street, F. H. Gillingham & Sons stocks plaid woolen Johnson Mills hunting pants, wooden train whistles, and sleigh bells. Read More

Floyd’s General Store fits in well to the preserved, small-town, New England landscape in Randolph, Vermont. Managed by the Floyd family for thre... Read More

Behind its iconic marquee, the city’s largest theater has served many roles since opening in 1930 as a vaudeville house. Today, the Art Deco ... Read More

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... Read More

The Rails-to-Trails movement of the 1990s opened miles of bike paths along the shores of Lake Champlain (and sometimes on it) and inspired the non... Read More

Proprietors David and Melanie Leppla twirl hot glass into fantastical shapes in their basement workshop, visible from the ground-floor showroom where... Read More

Mad River Glen is an obstinate throwback. It is owned cooperatively by shareholders whose vehicles are plastered with red-and-white ski it if you can... Read More

Although small, Middlebury College in western Vermont maintains a sterling reputation, and its museum of art is no different. Heavily used by students,... Read More

The 20-foot waterfall offers a stunning panorama of golden hardwoods. Read More

Opened by Boris and Sheila Pilsmaker in 1987, this popular Vermont café has become a staple on Woodstock's Main Street. Everything is made from... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Located on the Burlington Bay waterfront, this unusual shop is part of the Peace & Justice Center, a nonprofit organization that promotes human... Read More

A lesser-known attraction in the area, the Perkins Geology Museum is located on the campus of the University of Vermont. While school is in session, it... Read More

From late October through May, this planned community near the New Hampshire border, which dates to 1969, hosts downhill and cross-country skiing,... Read More

The Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in western Vermont commemorates the 22 years the poet lived there with a 1.2-mile trail through the woods and fields... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

After transforming his boyhood home into a full-time job in the late 1970s, Nick Cowles now manages 80 acres of apple, peach, and sour cherry orchards... Read More

This annual 10-mile cross-country skiing event starts on the summit of 4,393-foot Mount Mansfield, the state's highest peak, and winds up in the village... Read More

Recently Stowe has added a gondola that connects its two mountains. Read More

Sugarbush recently received a $60-million upgrade. Former Merrill Lynch International chairman Win Smith heads up a posse of investors committed to... Read More

Quite possibly Vermont's most family-friendly ski area, Suicide Six is not as imposing as the name implies. With 23 trails, over 50% of which... Read More

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... Read More

Owned and operated by the Faillace family, Three Shepherds Farm produces artisanal cheeses made from cow or sheep milk, and aged in straw-bale cheese... Read More

More than anything, Umiak Outdoor Outfitters wants to get people moving — either paddling on Vermont’s rivers and lakes in the summer or... Read More

The French Second Empire-style barn at the center of the Morgan Horse Farm is a white Victorian structure with a mansard roof and widow's walk... Read More

Inspired by Middlebury College professor John Freidin’s passion for cycling, VBT began as an open invitation to fellow bikers to join Freidin... Read More

Founded in 1971, Vermont Bicycle Tours, or VBT, sponsors biking and walking tours in destinations around the world. The company prides itself on hiring... Read More

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

Located in a state that steadfastly protects its rural image, the Vermont Folklife Center strives to preserve the art and cultural life of the region.... Read More

Visitors can watch as Ulrike Tessmer throws and fires her sturdy, traditional stoneware, a trade she learned in Hamburg. Read More

For quaintness, few places breathe more New England rusticity than the Warren Country Store in central Vermont. Complete with a wood plank floor and... Read More

Susan Morgan's Woodstock bookstore speaks volumes about her passion for literature. Yankee Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Vermont,... Read More

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