Tourist Attractions in Vermont
When you're looking for a great vacation destination, choose the rolling green hills and hometown hospitality of Vermont. No matter what time of year you visit, Vermont is a fun vacation destination all year long. Visitors of every age and interest will find a range of fun things to do in Vermont, so whether you're into skiing, golf, mountain biking, local history tours, or antiquing, you'll enjoy the variety of attraction and activity choices available in Vermont.
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. Located in St. Johnsbury, Dog Mountain is a mountain-top farm and the home of late artist Stephen Hunek's art gallery. Dogs and their owners can roam on 400 wooded acres and visit the Dog Chapel and sculpture garden, both 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 and 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 fifty five acres. Seemingly untouched by time, this hillside town is centered around a monumental stone dormitory, called Athenian Hall, built in 1834-36 by the Rev. Alexander Twilight , the nation's first African-American college graduate and state legislator. The stone house now houses 21 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The Museum is located in the Brownington Village Historic District, amidst 19th century homes and a church, surrounded by farmland. Location: 109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, VT 05860. Phone: (802) 754-2022. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. 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 several 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. 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. For more information on fishing in Vermont, visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department website at 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 heart of the White Mountain National Forest, Franconia Notch State Park is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Swim at Echo Lake, go fly fishing at Profile Lake, ride your bike on the Recreational Trail, look for hawks and falcons on Cannon Cliffs or take a hike on the Appalachian Trail. Franconia Notch State Park is not just for summer outdoor enthusiasts. Every winter thousands of skiers and snowmobilers flock to the region to enjoy this amazing state park. For more information 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. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy mountain biking, trail running, hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing on this unique recreational trail system that features 100 miles of well-maintained trails. Visitors will appreciate these scenic recreational trails that are ideal for outdoor exploration and 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. Meet Santa and his elves and spend the day surrounded by magical family fun 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, loads of delicious holiday treats, get cooled off at the Ho Ho H20 water park andPoogie's splash pad. 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. Stroll the streets of this historic town and enjoy great food, shopping, interesting museums, and beautiful architecture. 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
Antiquing. Antiquers will love scoping out all that Vermont has to offer in the world of antiques. Home to a plethora of antique stores, malls and dealers, seasoned antiquers and beginners will appreciate the vast selection of antique collectibles and goods in Downtown St. Johnsbury or Lyndonville. Please click here for more information.
ATV Tours. Vermont offers the best in 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 your ATV experience. Please click here for more information.