My own memories of vacationing in the great state of Vermont as a child are wonderful. As a child camping under the crisp summer, night, skies made me wonder how vast the night sky really was. It brings back childhood daydreams of traveling through space visiting other planets and just daydreaming in general. As a child on a Vermont Vacation exploring the granite mountains and swimming in the cool waters was an adventure each time.
Having grown up in the State of Vermont, we were able to experience the vast about of gorgeous scenery and explore many sights throughout the state. Some of my favorite places for Vermont Vacations and attractions are:
1 The Adventure Zone at Okemo Mountain
Okemo has a vast network of ski trails during the winter, but during the summer, you can experience zip lines, A mountain coaster, miniature golf, bathing by the pool, bungee trampoline and more.
2 Ben & Jerry’s Factory Attraction
Located in the heart of Waterbury, Vermont you can get a scoop of premium ice cream, buy souvenirs and get a tour of the factory that made them famous. This is a great day trip as a family or stay for a vacation nearby at Stowe Mountain Resort.
3 Mad River Glen
If you want to get a little fishing time in or go for a canoe ride, this is the place for you. You can canoe and fish Mad River Glen, which is a 26-mile long blue water beauty.
4 Circus Smirkus
Located in Greensboro, VT, this youth circus was founded in 1987 and is know throughout the world. Children from ages 10-18 perform here and travel throughout New England performing. This is a perfect event for a family outing.
5 Green Mountain Railroad
Bellows Falls, Vermont is home to the Green Mountain Railroad. What kid doesn’t love a scenic ride on and old-school train? The green mountain flyer travels from Bellows Falls to Chester Depot. There are other trains that you can take short trips on. These are great family outings, and you get to experience the thrills of riding the railways which date back to the 1800’s.
6 Lake Champlain Chocolates
Located in Burlington, Vermont and near the University of Vermont, this isn’t your average chocolate factory. You can watch them create truffles and other chocolate delicacies from behind enclosed windows. There are many places to stay for a Vermont Vacation in Burlington and many other activities too.
7 The Appalachian Trail
This hiking trail spans more than 2,180 miles and traverses the scenic woods and mountaintops of the Green Mountian State. This is for the person or group that want to take on a rugged adventure and explore the vast mysteries of Vermont. You can hike sections at a time or conquer the whole thing over a couple months.
8 Marsh-Billings – Rockefeller National Park
Walk under 400-year-old hemlocks, scroll across covered bridges and explore some of the most beautiful landscapes that roll along the vast network of stone walls in Vermont. Activities you can do when in Woodstock, Vermont are:
- Hike the trails in the park
- Sample local foods
- Stroll the grounds and gardens
- Discover the vast wildlife in the park
From the southern most border to the Lake Champlain region, there are many new things to discover in Vermont. To explore more Vermont Vacation ideas check out the state website here.