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Tourist Attractions in Vermont

An inspiring, unique vacation destination all year long, Vermont is brimming with seasonal activities of every sort. Whether you're into skiing, golf, mountain biking, local history tours or antiquing, you will find it all in one convenient setting close by. When it comes to inspiring vacation destinations, you just can't top the rolling green hills and hometown hospitality of Vermont. Explore the countless nearby attractions and start planning your visit to the scenic Northeast Kingdom.
Jay Peak Resort
Jay Peak features a unique aerial tramway that transports skiers and snowboarders to its 64 trails and glades that are ideal for a day of snowy fun with the whole family. www.jaypeakresort.com
Dog Mountain & Dog Chapel
St. Johnsbury Dog Mountain & Dog Chapel
Located in St. Johnsbury, Dog Mountain is a mountain-top farm and the home of the late Stephen Hunek's art gallery. Dogs and their owners can roam 400 wooded acres and visit the Dog Chapel and sculpture garden, dedicated to the love of dogs. www.dogmt.com
Cannon Mountain Ski Area
Experience world class skiing on more than 50 well-groomed trails and runs all designed to please skiers of every age and ability. Cannon offers seasonal events, kids' programs, a ski school, a rental shop, and on-site dining. www.cannonmt.com
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Constructed in 1871, this national historic landmark serves as a unique center of culture and learning and offers a free public library holding more than 40,000 books, along with an art gallery that holds a permanent collection of 19th-century paintings and marble sculptures. www.stjathenaeum.org
Old Stone House Museum
This museum includes six buildings on 55 acres. Seemingly untouched by time, this hillside town is centered around a monumental stone dormitory, called Athenian Hall, built in 1834-36 by Rev. Alexander Twilight, the nation's first African-American college graduate and state legislator. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org
Rock of Ages
The whole family will enjoy a visit to this 600-foot deep granite quarry that has been actively mined for more than 125 years. Visitors can watch skilled artisans cut, sculpt and polish granite stones, explore exhibits, and bowl outdoors on the one-of-a-kind, granite bowling lane. www.rockofages.com
Great Vermont Corn Maze
You and your family can put your navigation skills to the test at this unique attraction that covers more than seven acres and includes a range of other family friendly activities and things to do. Every year is a different maze. www.vermontcornmaze.com
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium at Vermont
Discover the world of natural history at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. Visitors can explore science exhibits, view the stars in the planetarium, and peruse collections of birds, wildlife, large animals, and artifacts from local cultures. www.fairbanksmuseum.org
Vermont Fishing
Fresh water fishermen will find some of the best fishing around in Vermont. From cold-water trout fishing in icy brooks to salmon fishing at local lakes, Vermont's sparkling waters provide fantastic opportunities for anglers of all tastes and experience. www.vtfishandwildlife.com
St. Johnsbury Country Club Golf Course
Hit the links in the Green Mountain State at the St. Johnsbury Country Club golf course and enjoy 18 holes on lush, open greens surrounded by scenic views and the pristine natural beauty of Vermont's Northern Kingdom. www.thestjcc.com
Vermont Mountain Biking
Mountain biking enthusiasts flock to Vermont to ride the gorgeous rolling hills and big mountain terrain surrounded by the area's vast forests. Kingdom Trails features a 100-mile network of off-road trails and single track for mountain bikers looking for a challenging and thrilling biking adventure in Vermont. www.kingdomtrails.org
Rocks Estate Christmas Tree Farm
Create a holiday tradition at the Rocks Estate Christmas Tree Farm. You and your family can kick off the holiday season with a day of family bonding when you choose and cut the perfect Christmas tree for your holiday celebration and build fond memories for years to come. www.therocks.org
Franconia Notch State Park
Located in the White Mountain National Forest, Franconia Notch State Park is an all season outdoor paradise. Swim in Echo Lake, go fly fishing at Profile Lake, bike on the Recreational Trail, or hike the Appalachian Trail. This park is also a winter playground for cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Visit www.nhstateparks.com/franconia.html.
Vermont Covered Bridges
Vermont's iconic covered bridges range in from minor links spanning small local creeks to the huge Connecticut River crossing located in Windsor. For locations and information on covered bridges in Vermont, visit the Vermont Covered Bridge Society at www.vermontbridges.com
Kingdom Trails
St. Johnsbury Kingdom Trails
Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing on this unique recreational trail system. Explore over 100 miles of scenic recreational trails that are ideal for outdoor adventure. www.kingdomtrails.org
Cabot Creamery
Nestled in a quaint Vermont's village, this celebrated creamery co-op transforms local milk into some of the best cheddar cheese in the world. Cabot Creamery offers daily walking tours of its working cheese plant that include a sampling of their award-winning cheddar. www.cabotcheese.coop
Chutters General Store
Kids of all ages can't resist the sweets offered at Chutters General Store. Home to the "World's Longest Candy Counter," Chutters features hundreds of candy choices, from gummy bears, hard candies and licorice to gourmet truffles and homemade fudge. www.chutters.com
Maple Grove Maple Museum & Factory
This popular Vermont tourist attraction hosts more than 100,000 visitors each year. Visitors can learn about the maple syrup making process, visit the old sugarhouse, and explore museum exhibits. www.maplegrove.com
Cold Hollow Cider Mill
This large producer of apple cider is New England's most famous cider mill. Visitors can learn about the cider making process, check out the old cider press, tour the orchards, and enjoy fresh apple cider, cider donuts, homemade fudge, and other goodies in the visitor's center. www.coldhollow.com
Ben & Jerry's
This famous ice cream factory offers guided tours where guests will learn about the company's origins, watch ice cream making production, visit the flavor graveyard, and sample ice cream made in the plant that same day. www.benjerry.com
Santa's Village
St. Johnsbury Santa's Village
Meet Santa and his elves at this unique, holiday-themed Vermont amusement park that features thrilling rides and roller coasters, fun kiddie rides, an authentic train, live entertainment, a reindeer petting zoo, souvenir shops, and delicious holiday treats. www.santasvillage.com
Six Gun City
This fun, family friendly attraction features a wet and wild water park and an authentic western village. Visitors can watch a miniature horse show, see more than 100 horse-drawn vehicles, pan for gems, play a round of mini golf, and get a thrill on rides and waterslides. www.sixguncity.com
Loon Mountain Summit Skyride
Ride the gondola to the summit of Loon Mountain where you can disembark and enjoy splendid views of the mountains and valley, explore unique glacial caves, take a nature walk, visit the gift shop, and dine at a lakeside café
Clark's Trading Post
This unique family attraction features trained bear shows, steam trains, a circus, a fire station, train rides, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. www.clarkstradingpost.com
Hobo Railroad
Hop this vintage train for a 15-mile, conductor-narrated excursion through the scenic Vermont backcountry and along the beautiful Pemigewasset River. Lunch is available at an additional charge. www.hoborr.com
Whales Tales Water Park
Cool off in the heart of the White Mountains while you enjoy the sites and sounds of the ocean at this family friendly water park. Visitors can surf in the wave pool, get a thrill on eleven water slides, play with the little ones in the kiddie splash pools, and Shipwreck Island or float the day away on the 1/4 mile lazy river. Click here. www.whalestalewaterpark.net
Downtown St. Johnsbury
Downtown St. Johnsbury
Stroll the streets of this historic downtown and enjoy shopping, dining, museums, and beautiful architecture. Downtown St. Johnsbury offers charming antique stores and a variety of unique shops and eateries. Visitors can get their bearings on a walking tour. Just stop by the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center to pick up a map. www.discoverstjvt.com
Burke Mountain Ski Area
Enjoy a day of skiing on more than 40 perfectly groomed trails and runs designed for skiers of all ages and skill level. Burke Mountain also features Nordic skiing trails, a ski school, ski rentals, dining, and daycare services. www.skiburke.com
ATV Tours
Vermont offers the best guided ATV tours for seasoned riders and beginners alike. Whether you plan to bring your own personal ATV or prefer a guided tour, Vermont is the perfect destination to enjoy exciting all terrain adventures.