Things to do & places to visit in Vermont, United States

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Whether you’re exploring Vermont’s covered bridges, visiting Quechee Gorge or skiing at Killington, you’ll find Vermont to be picture-perfect. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’ll love Vermont. In winter, of course, there’s plenty of skiing and snowboarding. In the warmer months, however, Vermont offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing and boating. If you enjoy boating, swimming and fishing, a vacation rental on Lake Champlain might be perfect for you.

Vermont #41 destination in United States 2023. The average rating score is 4.51 based on 67.3k traveler reviews, of 1.191 attractions. Timezone: America/New_York, current date and time: Saturday, December 09, 2023, 0:04.

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  1. 5.0 Stowe Recreation Path (1.457 reviews)
    - Great sight seeing!
    Hiking Trails
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    Between the West Branch River and Route 108 is a biking trail full of scenic vistas and small town atmosphere. See more..
  2. 5.0 Burlington Bike Path (1.152 reviews)
    - Best of Burlington
    Hiking Trails
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    Converted from the Central Vermont Railway to a bike path in the 1970s, this easy trail crosses through beaches and parks and offers great views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the city. See more..
  3. 5.0 Whistling Man Schooner Company (988 reviews)
    - Smooth Sailing on Lake Champlain
    Saturday: Historical & Heritage Tours • Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Boat Rentals
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    We had the most wonderful time on a classic sloop called Friend Ship yesterday sailing with Diddy and Yeo out of Burlington, VT. After a quick, but thorough safety talk, we set sail on what the Captain called a “Goldilocks”day with perfect wind conditions. Diddy and Yeo worked seamlessly together to give us the smoothest sail we have ever experienced. The 2 hr trip was filled with interesting facts and lore about Lake Champlain and the surrounding area. We ate our lunch and then enjoyed putting our feet in the water as we explored the lake. If you plan on visiting the Burlington area, we highly recommend making a reservation online. We got one of the last time slots available for the week we visited so reserve early and don’t miss out. It was definitely a highlight of our vacation and we will be back next year. See more..
  4. 5.0 ArborTrek Canopy Adventures (655 reviews)
    - Fun! Highly recommend!
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks
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    Highly recommended! We had a great time with our knowledgeable, patient and personable guides Chesley and Kyle. The kids will be talking about it for a long time and this first time adult felt comfortable and supported. Add this to your trip planning, you won’t be disappointed. See more..
  5. 5.0 Great Bike Tours (419 reviews)
    - Best Vacation Ever!
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Bike Tours
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    From the very first night when we met our guides Simon, Elliot, and John in Dunedin, to the last day of the trip in Christchurch, our group was transported across the south island of New Zealand with comfort and care. The hotel accommodations and the food was the best that could be had in each of our locations. The experiences provided were unique and unforgettable. The care and concern of our guides for each traveler was genuine. The team changed bike pedals and seats, and worked hard to provide each of us with a comfortable ride according to our needs. Some guests were reluctant to try new experiences, but found themselves being delighted by the persistence and leadership of our guides that ushered them through activities they'd never done before. The exceptional planning and professionalism of GBT made this trip worth every penny. See more..
  6. 5.0 City Brew Tours Burlington (401 reviews)
    - A must-do in Burlington for craft beer lovers!
    Saturday: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM Beer Tastings & Tours
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    My husband and I did the Classic Brew Tour through Burlington yesterday, and we could not be more impressed with the City Brew Tours experience - the caliber of the tour itself, the breweries we visited, and our tour guide all exceeded our expectations. The cost was more than reasonable for the beer and food that were included. The booking process was simple and smooth; the tour ran efficiently without us feeling rushed. Our guide, Kianna, was warm, funny, knowledgeable, and made the experience memorable. Her narration of the history of beer in between stops was humorous and educational! Lastly, each of the breweries we visited were welcoming and friendly, and the brews and food we sampled were top-notch. I would not hesitate to recommend City Brew Tours to anyone looking to enjoy local craft brews in a fun, unique way without worrying about driving. See more..
  7. 5.0 Burlington Segways (359 reviews)
    - The Burlington Segway tour covers a lot of distance like a hop-on-hop-off tour but with the intimacy of a walking tour.
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Segway Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours
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    Rick’s knowledge and oration of Burlington’s history while touring around on the Segway was equivalent to watching a great documentary on the city. We learned how to navigate with the Segway and I would put the experience up there with the best Hop-on-hop-off tour. It is a must if you are coming in to Burlington. See more..
  8. 5.0 Snowmobile Vermont (308 reviews)
    - Snowmobile Adventure Near Killington
    Spent 1-2 hours Ski & Snow Tours
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    A fantastic ride for those who are interested in a tour through the woods on groomed ski trails. See more..
  9. 4.5 Church Street Marketplace (1.979 reviews)
    - Burlington Church Street
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Flea & Street Markets
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    Downtown Burlington Vermont's award-winning open air mall is a hub of activity where you'll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, over 100 places to shop and dine, and even quiet places to ponder. We invite you find out about exclusive shopping, dining and events in downtown Burlington as well as to explore the area! See more..
  10. 4.5 Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home (1.421 reviews)
    - We Fell in love with Hildene!
    Closed now Historic Sites • History Museums
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    This home is magical! I can't believe we did not make the day trip sooner! Hildene was only an hour's drive for us from the Albany area, but honestly I would have driven hours to see this beauty! The area is charming, and our entire experience was worth every penny of the very reasonable admission fee for a self guided tour. The entire day, from the lovely gift shop to the fantastic docents in the house, was wonderful! My favorite thing about the house was the 1908 pipe organ that played every 15 minutes! It's something you really have to experience! It was also cool to see Lincoln's top hat & mirror from the White House dressing room. My only regret was that we missed the Pullman car, which I hear is a must see (but we will be back)! I wish we had allowed more time. We ended up spending a lot of time in the gardens because they were so spectacular. The views were breathtaking! Don't miss out on seeing Hildene. One of my new favorite places! See more..
  11. 4.5 Shelburne Museum (1.228 reviews)
    - Something for Everyone in Your Group
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    Museum in Vermont that displays approximately 80,000 items of folk art and similar works. See more..
  12. 4.5 Quechee Gorge (1.031 reviews)
    - Wow!!!
    Canyons • Geologic Formations
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    If you're visiting Vermont, don't miss Quechee Gorge, also known as the state's "Grand Canyon." The 165-foot gorge cuts through the Ottauquechee River and is the crown jewel of Quechee State Park. The park offers easy hiking trails on both sides of the gorge, and camping and kayaking are popular activities here too, making it an ideal destination for outdoor lovers. The best time to visit is during the fall when the foliage colors are at their peak. Be sure to visit the gift shop and the nearby Vermont Toy Museum, both of which are within walking distance from the park's entrance. – Tripadvisor See more..
  13. 4.5 Cold Hollow Cider Mill (1.023 reviews)
    - Great tourist stop!
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Factory Tours
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    If you are visiting this area during the fall foliage, I would assume this would be a must stop! My only negative is apparently everyone else knows that too! It was very busy. Multiple tour buses get off here, so I recommend to get here early so you can beat the crowds! The apple cider donuts are the main attraction, but they have a lot of things to shop for souvenirs as well. You can make this a long stop if you want, or can just do a quick one and grab some donuts and cider! See more..
  14. 4.5 Killington Resort (1.023 reviews)
    - Take lessons with Todd!
    Ski & Snowboard Areas
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    This Southern Vermont resort is famous for its winter skiing, and now for off-season golf. See more..
  15. 4.5 Sugarbush Farm (1.018 reviews)
    - Great Stop
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Farms
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    Visit a working Vermont farm and sample 15 kinds of cheese and the four different grades of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup. Open every day with free self tours of the maple sugar house with a video of have sap is boiled into syrup in the early spring. Maple walk in the woods to see how trees are tapped. Located 5 miles from historic Woodstock on a scenic town maintained gravel road. No reservation needed but best to call for road conditions during winter storms and early spring thaw. Picnic area, kids play area, and farm animals during the warmer months. See more..
  16. 4.5 Stowe Mountain Resort (1.005 reviews)
    - Nice Complex
    Ski & Snowboard Areas • Beach & Pool Clubs
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    A classic Vermont ski getaway, popular with families because of its excellent ski/snowboard school and child-friendly amenities. See more..
  17. 4.5 Waterfront Park (888 reviews)
    - Great Park
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    It is a nice place for walking around and taking in the beautiful view of Lake Champlain and they have swings near the walkway and I enjoyed swinging on one. Great park for your family or children. Great park to jog or walk in. Great place for sunsets!! See more..
  18. 4.5 Vermont Country Store (867 reviews)
    - Pleasantly Surprised
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality & Gift Shops
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    We are The Vermont Country Store, the Purveyors of the Practical and Hard-to-Find. Step back in time as you browse our aisles of long lost products that still work as well today as they did "back in the day!" From countless jars of penny candy to Vermont's finest selections of locally made cheese and meats, to problem-solvers for your household to toys for the littlest ones, you'll feel like you took a step back in time, and become a kid in a candy store when you walk through our doors! See more..
  19. 4.5 Mount Mansfield (831 reviews)
    - Toll road and gondola equally great experiences.
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    Vermont mountain resembling a person's profile. See more..
  20. 4.5 Bennington Battle Monument (754 reviews)
    - Awesome monument worth visiting in Bennington!
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Lookouts • Monuments & Statues
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    Monument to a key battle of the American Revolution. The monument stands over 300 feet tall. See more..
  21. 4.5 Billings Farm & Museum (747 reviews)
    - Very interesting farm
    Temporarily closed - Closed until Apr 3, 2023 Spent 2-3 hours Historic Sites • Farms • History Museums
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    An award-winning outdoor history museum and fully-operating dairy farm, combining a herd of Jersey cows, draft horses, and other animals with educational exhibits, daily interactive programs, and a yearlong calendar of fun, family-friendly events. See our website for Covid-19 safety standards. Hours and attractions are subject to change, see website for up to date information. See more..
  22. 4.5 Shelburne Farms (644 reviews)
    - Great anniversary get-away
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Historic Sites • Farms • Educational sites
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    A nonprofit organization educating for sustainability. Its campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark. Year-round walking trails and programs; seasonal inn, property tours, and children's farmyard (mid-May to mid-October) See more..
  23. 4.5 King Arthur Baking Company (637 reviews)
    - A baker's delight
    Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
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    King Arthur Baking Company's Store & Café is packed with everything you need for your very best baking, from hard-to-find ingredients, innovative gadgets, and top-quality pans, to easy mixes and a huge selection of baking basics. Grab a pastry or lunch from our café; relax and check your email with our free WiFi; and connect with our expert staff about all your baking questions.Our store is open and ready for your visit! See more..
  24. 4.5 Vermont Teddy Bear Company (605 reviews)
    - Adorable inside and out
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Private Tours • Factory Tours • Bus Tours
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    Love the cute photo props outside and brightly painted facade. We went Sunday morning and it was empty. The lack of variety was a little disappointing, but... not sure disappointing as the lack of quality. My expectations were set up too high by the outside appearance. There were couple of t-shirt styles and couple of sweat shirt styles, neither with an embroidery (just print). When trying to choose a bear, we stuck to the traditional, small $39.99 one. Unfortunately, 6 hours later, one of the eyes fell out. It appeared that the glue was never placed to hold it. It's a pretty serious issue to try an explain to a 10 y.o. who spend an hour picking a bear with the "right face" and "the best eye color". Not sure how this will end, but still waiting to hear from the customer service about the "Bear Hospital " arrangement. It could've been a great experience... See more..
  25. 4.5 Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center (549 reviews)
    - Von Trapp Lodge History Tour
    Ski & Snowboard Areas • Cross-country Ski Areas
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    At the Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center the question isn’t what to do. The question is, where do you start? From sunrise to sunset, and in every season, there is an invigorating adventure or relaxing activity waiting for you at every turn. The Trapp Family Lodge is a 2,500 acre mecca for the outdoor and nature enthusiast. In the Winter there is cross country skiing, back country skiing and snowshoeing. In the Summer there is mountain biking, disc golf, hiking,Nordic walking and even concerts in our meadow. The lists go on and on for people of all ages! See more..
  26. 4.5 Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks (490 reviews)
    - Took our time and had fun
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Farms
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    Free sugar house tours and tasting, multimedia displays in a real woodshed theater, a nature trail, country store, and an outdoor Vermont farm life museum make up the Morse Farm experience, and sprinkled throughout, are whimsical carved folklife characters created by Burr Morse. See more..
  27. 4.5 Lake Champlain Chocolates (484 reviews)
    - Delic!
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality & Gift Shops
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    The Lake Champlain Chocolates Flagship Store & Cafe offers chocolates and confections including handmade truffles, caramels, clusters, our famous Five Star Bars, gift assortments and gourmet hot chocolate. The cafe serves lattes, ice creams, gourmet coffee and teas, hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream or marshmallows, and lots of factory seconds! There are a variety of activities to enjoy for all ages including Vermont's Largest Chocolate Sculpture Exhibit, an outside Storywalk, tasting kits, a kids Chocolate Adventure Kit and a sample of the day! See more..
  28. 4.5 Jay Peak Pump House (481 reviews)
    - Relaxing for lunch, dinner, drinks and very competitive Tuesday night trivia
    Water Parks
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    This is a fun place to hang out any time of day or night. The staff is very friendly, helpful and provide excellent service. The food is really good. I love the maple old fashioned. Also they make a mean hot tottie! Every Tuesday they have trivia and it is very competitive. The bar is full of folks from Jay, employees of the mountain, skiers and lodgers. It is a lot of fun and very competitive. So if you can't handle the trash talk and very smart opponents, come and watch the show! See more..
  29. 4.5 Vermont State House (478 reviews)
    - The most public-friendly state house I've ever seen
    Architectural Buildings • Government Buildings
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    Gold dome building located in Montpelier. See more..
  30. 4.5 Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park (468 reviews)
    - Conservation History and Beautiful Mansion
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Sites • National Parks
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    Nestled among the rolling hills and pastures of eastern-central Vermont, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park tells the story of conservation history and the evolving nature of land stewardship in America. See more..
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