Thanks for signing up!

Check your inbox each week for our inspirational newsletter and special offers.

Sign up to great deals. Easy peasy.
Please enter a valid email address

Call us today until 5.30pm

020 3944 2201
Asia Singapore Hong Kong
Australasia
Dubai and Middle East Bahrain Jordan Oman
Indian Ocean Maldives
North America
Tours

East Coast USA

Vermont holidays

Get inspiration

Vermont trip? No trouble.

The green state of Vermont can be found in north-eastern America, along the Canadian border. It’s largely covered by woodland, including the vast Green Mountain National Forest in the south, so it’s a great choice for a holiday in the great outdoors. Every winter, thick blankets of snow cover the mountains and streets, bringing the perfect conditions for a skiing trip – even if you’re only interested in the après ski drinks and cheese fondue.

A holiday to Vermont will probably take you to the state’s biggest city, Burlington, on the eastern shores of the huge Lake Champlain. You can take to the waters and make your way around the small islands here, dotted along the watery border between New York and Canada. Back on dry land, Burlington has plenty of galleries, green spaces and museums, including ECHO science and nature museum, where you can spend your days. Vermont’s other towns and cities have plenty of appeal too, like Manchester with its covered bridges and artisanal eateries, beautiful state capital Montpelier that feels like a cosy small town, and ski-capital Stowe near Mount Mansfield.

When it comes to food, Vermont has plenty of claims to fame. There are nearly four cows to every resident, so it’s no surprise that the state’s dairy industry is legendary. Famous ice-cream brand Ben & Jerry’s was founded in Burlington, and Vermont’s sharp white cheddar is exported across the world. Vermont’s maple syrup industry is huge, too, producing around 5% of the USA’s output. And this sweet condiment is taken so seriously that the state even has its own more discerning grading system.

If you’re planning a Vermont trip with family, Burlington or Woodstock is your best bet in summer. Meanwhile, nature-loving groups and couples should look at more rural towns, like Weston, Waitsfield and Dorset, where there’s endless greenery to wander through. If you’re visiting in winter, there are countless ski resorts on offer, too. Speak to our Travel Specialists to find out more.

Things to do

Nature

Skiing

Best time to go

Things to do in Vermont

Fancy learning more about Vermont’s biggest exports? Sweet-toothed maple syrup lovers should visit the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford to learn why the state is America’s capital of the sweet stuff. And, if you like cider, you’ll be spoiled for choice wherever you go, as Vermont is home to the largest number of breweries in the country

Show More
Show Less

If you feel like getting lost for a few hours, the never-ending Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville can take up to five hours to escape. There are bridges, massive tractor tires and even a field with lawn chairs hidden between the 10 feet walls of corn, so you can take a break whenever you like. And those looking for something truly unique should take a trip to Knight’s Spider Web Farm in Williamstown, where you can pick up a piece of genuine spider web turned into art.



Show More
Show Less

Nature & hikes

There are more than 20 state parks in Vermont, and countless other areas of greenery to explore, with options for every fitness level. Families will love Half Moon Pond State Park, as you’re likely to spot deer and other wildlife as you wander through its easy trails, or Stillwater State Park. Those staying near Burlington will be just half an hour’s drive from Mount Philo State Park. Stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain or make your way to the mountain’s summit, where you can stop for a picnic and enjoy the sweeping views.

Show More
Show Less

If hiking isn’t your thing, Camp Plymouth State Park and Kingsland Bay State Park offer you the chance to swim, kayak and canoe in their waters, or sit back and watch the birds flitting around. And if you don’t mind a short boat trip, Burton Island State Park and Grand Isle State Park are worth a visit.



Show More
Show Less

Skiing in Vermont

Slope-loving families should look at places like Peru, where Bromley Mountain Resort can be found. Iconic Jay Peak, just a few kilometres from the Canadian border, is also ideal for groups and covers 360 acres of ski runs. Daring skiers will love Okemo Mountain Resort, as it’s got some of the highest vertical drops – some more than 2,000 feet – and 30 per cent of its runs are classed as ‘expert’. But if you’re a beginner or bringing little ones, there are plenty of safe slopes and gentle runs, as well as endless inside facilities.

Show More
Show Less

Looking for luxe? Stowe’s upscale resort has more than 116 ski runs, as well as golf courses, a spa and full-service wellness centre where you can recharge after a busy day on the slopes. It’s also home to Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. But if the après-ski scene is what you’re looking for, Stratton Mountain’s nightlife is famously lively – and its slopes are easy enough for beginners.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit Vermont

Holidays to Vermont are very popular during both winter and summer. The coldest months bring winter sports fans to the state, as temperatures stay consistently below freezing between December and March, bringing plenty of snow. Summer is also busy, as Vermont’s green spaces burst into life and the weeks are packed with festivals. Vermont is slightly rainier is summer, but the infrequent and often short showers shouldn’t spoil your outdoor plans.

Show More
Show Less

Spring and autumn are great times to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. Vermont stays warm – generally above the mid-teens – until late October, and you’ll be treated to a picturesque palette of fiery colours in its forests. Spring can be chillier and a bit muddy, as the winter ice and snow starts to melt, but it’s the quietest and most affordable time if you don’t mind packing a few more layers.

Show More
Show Less

Things to do

Things to do in Vermont

Fancy learning more about Vermont’s biggest exports? Sweet-toothed maple syrup lovers should visit the New England Maple Museum in Pittsford to learn why the state is America’s capital of the sweet stuff. And, if you like cider, you’ll be spoiled for choice wherever you go, as Vermont is home to the largest number of breweries in the country

Show More
Show Less

If you feel like getting lost for a few hours, the never-ending Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville can take up to five hours to escape. There are bridges, massive tractor tires and even a field with lawn chairs hidden between the 10 feet walls of corn, so you can take a break whenever you like. And those looking for something truly unique should take a trip to Knight’s Spider Web Farm in Williamstown, where you can pick up a piece of genuine spider web turned into art.



Show More
Show Less

Nature

Nature & hikes

There are more than 20 state parks in Vermont, and countless other areas of greenery to explore, with options for every fitness level. Families will love Half Moon Pond State Park, as you’re likely to spot deer and other wildlife as you wander through its easy trails, or Stillwater State Park. Those staying near Burlington will be just half an hour’s drive from Mount Philo State Park. Stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain or make your way to the mountain’s summit, where you can stop for a picnic and enjoy the sweeping views.

Show More
Show Less

If hiking isn’t your thing, Camp Plymouth State Park and Kingsland Bay State Park offer you the chance to swim, kayak and canoe in their waters, or sit back and watch the birds flitting around. And if you don’t mind a short boat trip, Burton Island State Park and Grand Isle State Park are worth a visit.



Show More
Show Less

Skiing

Skiing in Vermont

Slope-loving families should look at places like Peru, where Bromley Mountain Resort can be found. Iconic Jay Peak, just a few kilometres from the Canadian border, is also ideal for groups and covers 360 acres of ski runs. Daring skiers will love Okemo Mountain Resort, as it’s got some of the highest vertical drops – some more than 2,000 feet – and 30 per cent of its runs are classed as ‘expert’. But if you’re a beginner or bringing little ones, there are plenty of safe slopes and gentle runs, as well as endless inside facilities.

Show More
Show Less

Looking for luxe? Stowe’s upscale resort has more than 116 ski runs, as well as golf courses, a spa and full-service wellness centre where you can recharge after a busy day on the slopes. It’s also home to Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. But if the après-ski scene is what you’re looking for, Stratton Mountain’s nightlife is famously lively – and its slopes are easy enough for beginners.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to go

Best time to visit Vermont

Holidays to Vermont are very popular during both winter and summer. The coldest months bring winter sports fans to the state, as temperatures stay consistently below freezing between December and March, bringing plenty of snow. Summer is also busy, as Vermont’s green spaces burst into life and the weeks are packed with festivals. Vermont is slightly rainier is summer, but the infrequent and often short showers shouldn’t spoil your outdoor plans.

Show More
Show Less

Spring and autumn are great times to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. Vermont stays warm – generally above the mid-teens – until late October, and you’ll be treated to a picturesque palette of fiery colours in its forests. Spring can be chillier and a bit muddy, as the winter ice and snow starts to melt, but it’s the quietest and most affordable time if you don’t mind packing a few more layers.

Show More
Show Less

Chat With Our East Coast USA Experts

With 40 years in travel and hundreds of experts ready to help you realise your dream holiday.

Follow us on
You might also like...

Take a look at these other popular destinations

Still surfing for inspiration?
Sign-up today to get expertly curated holiday deals straight to your inbox.
Please enter a valid email address
Privacy notice
Follow us on:

Out There Made Easy

Every day, our travel experts help people realise their dream holidays. We take care of all the details, to make your experiences easy and hassle-free.

Knowledge

Between them, our travel advisors can boast almost 800 years of holiday expertise.

Ease

Our tailor-made packages make it easy for you to discover more of the world.

Value

Whether you're looking for luxury or simplicity, we've got the perfect holiday for you.

Trust

Travelbag is fully protected by ATOL and ABTA, so your booking is completely secure.

Knowledge

Between them, our travel advisors can boast almost 800 years of holiday expertise.

Ease

Our tailor-made packages make it easy for you to discover more of the world.

Value

Whether you're looking for luxury or simplicity, we've got the perfect holiday for you.

Trust

Travelbag is fully protected by ATOL and ABTA, so your booking is completely secure.

Bta20 Middle East Hol Lrg Win
Bta20 Se Asia Hol Open Win
Bta20 Oz Hol Open Win
Bta20 Ind Ocean Hol Open Win
Bta20 Luxury Hol Open Sil
Bta20 Canada Hol Lrg Brz
Bta20 Family Hol Lrg Brz

Cookies: We use cookies to improve your experience on this website. By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to use our site cookies.

See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.

I Accept

Call our experts 020 3944 2201
Email
Request a quote
Store 24Px
Find a shop