1. Go hiking as often as you can.
The fresh air and exercise are good for you, and the views are well worth the sore muscles at the end of the day.
2. Invest in a good pair of winter boots.
Those -20 winter days are brutal.
3. Plant a garden.
Make things grow and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor.
4. Have a good shovel.
Ergonomic shovels = happy backs.
5. Visit as many state parks as possible.
There are many and they are all unique.
6. Same goes for state forests.
Camp out under the stars!
7. Pick fresh fruit.
There’s nothing like a fresh berry still warm from the sun.
8. Travel the country roads.
These will lead you to unexpected and beautiful surprises.
9. Go to festivals and fairs whenever possible.
They are so much fun you’ll be going back year after year.
10. Try making your own maple syrup.
Maybe you’ll succeed, maybe you won’t. But one thing is for sure: You’ll have new appreciation for the hard work that goes into making it!
11. Get snow tires.
Seriously. Get snow tires.
12. Get local food from a farmers market.
It will be fresh and sold by a friendly face.
13. Take a gondola ride.
See the views from the top of one of Vermont’s many peaks.
14. Spend time around a campfire.
You’ll have wonderful memories for a lifetime of s’mores with family and friends.
15. Take a dip in a swimming hole.
It’s natural and refreshing.
16. Perfect your apple pie recipe.
Also your mac and cheese recipe. They’re two of our favorites!
17. Look up all the time.
From the clouds to the stars, Vermont skies are spectacular.
18. As often as possible, sit outside and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
It’s the perfect way to start and end the day.