Summer is Vermont’s finest season with endless opportunities for hiking, swimming, kayaking, camping, farmers’ markets, festivals, weekend getaways, and more. From the highest peaks of the Green Mountains to the sandy shores of Lake Champlain, you’ll find plenty to do this summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day in Vermont.

7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives to Get Outside

July 6, 2019

The options are endless for scenic Vermont summer drives. In every corner of the state, you’ll find gorgeous roads with views of tall mountains, wide open fields, general stores, and rambling old barns. But half the fun of a scenic drive is getting out of your car to explore the outdoors. 7 Scenic Vermont Summer Drives Here … Read More

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10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

10 Things to Do Outside in Vermont This Summer

July 9, 2018

*updated May 21, 2019* Summer in Vermont is short, so there’s a lot to pack in. Whether you feel like hiking, biking, swimming or catching a live performance, there are endless possibilities for soaking up Mother Nature. Here are ten ways to make the most of the outdoors in Vermont this summer. Catch a Performance of … Read More

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9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

9 Places to Go Biking in Vermont

August 6, 2017

Vermont has no shortage of incredible biking options. Whether you’re into serious mountain biking or like to ride at your own pace on recreational bike paths, Vermont has plenty to choose from. Here are 9 places to enjoy some of the best Vermont biking: Kingdom Trails in East Burke Established in 1994, Kingdom Trails offers an … Read More

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4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in the Northeast Kingdom this Summer

June 23, 2017

When it comes to spending time outdoors, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom has everything you could ask for in terms of natural beauty and recreation. It’s easy to spend your days in this remote corner of Vermont biking, paddling, fishing, or hiking. This rural region of Vermont is home to more than 37,500 acres of public lakes … Read More

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6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

6 Vermont Fire Towers to Visit While Hiking

August 5, 2016

Vermont was once home to dozens of fire towers across the state. According to the Green Mountain Club’s 360 Degrees: A Guide to Vermont’s Fire and Observation Towers, 38 fire towers once stood in Vermont. Today, there are far fewer. Many fire towers were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and some … Read More

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The 10 Best Vermont July 4th Celebrations

The 10 Best Vermont July 4th Celebrations

July 1, 2016

Updated May 22, 2019 Independence Day celebrations in Vermont range from funky parades to outdoor concerts to festivities on Main Street and the town green. If you are planning a Vermont July 4th getaway, here are some of the best places to celebrate in 2019. Wardsboro Along Route 100 is the small town of Wardsboro, which hosts … Read More

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9 Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes to Cool Off at This Summer

9 Lakes, Ponds and Swimming Holes to Cool Off at This Summer

June 24, 2016

Updated July 2, 2019 Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to map out places to go kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and even fishing. Here are nine lakes, swimming holes, and ponds worth visiting this summer in Vermont. (By no means is this a complete list, but these spots come highly recommended.) … Read More

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5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

5 Things To Do in Manchester This Summer

May 31, 2016

Manchester is many things to different people: a ski town, a shopping destination, or a summer getaway for golfing and fly-fishing. For me, Manchester is home. To celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary, Dave and I opted to get out of Burlington for a child-free weekend in my hometown. We enjoyed two days of fly-fishing on … Read More

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Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

Soaking Up the Final Weeks of Summer in the Green Mountains

August 20, 2015

Lakes are nice, but I prefer the mountains this time of year. Last week, I spent five days visiting Vermont ski areas — Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Bromley Mountain — for my work with All Mountain Mamas, a family travel blog run by Ski Vermont. I spent hours mountain biking, hiking trails, taking … Read More

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