Things to do
Vermont’s vast maple forests transform the countryside into a patchwork of autumn reds and golds – but this is far from its only attraction. To the north, the mountains sweep down to the shores of Lake Champlain. Further south, the Green Mountain National Forest offers a captivating mix of rugged hills and winding rivers, dotted with pretty villages. A walk in the woods here could find you listening out for the Loon’s distinctive call – or spotting deer, moose and beavers.
An outdoor activity hotspot, Vermont has something to offer all year round. Spring and summer are wonderful times to kayak on the lakes and rivers of central Vermont. Autumn’s cooler weather makes it an ideal time for hiking routes such as the Long Trail. Winter sees the state transformed into a snow sports wonderland. The Green Mountains are peppered with stylish ski resorts, from Stratton in the south up to Killington in the north.
FOOD & DRINK
Vermont’s sustainable ethos has lead to some fantastic local produce. You could tour a sugarhouse to see how the state’s famous maple syrup is made. Or stock up on artisan cheese and chocolates from a dairy farm. Vermont is famous for a number of microbreweries producing local craft ales. Try them at source or take a seat in a lively brewpub in arty Brattleboro or bustling Manchester.