Most of the best things to do in Vermont are outside, so if you love the outdoors, you’re in luck! Check out some of these great outdoor places and activities to get some fresh air and enjoy Vermont up close and personal.
1. Take in the Views from Owl's Head Lookout, Kettle Pond in Groton State Forest.
One of the best short hikes in Vermont is to the lookout at Owl's Head. The easiest way is to drive to the Owl’s Head parking lot and take the 15-minute hike up to the top of Owl’s Head for some great views.
2. Mountain bike at the Kingdom Trails, East Burke.
Epic Singletrack...Fast Downhills...Amazing Flow. If you love to bike hard, this is the place for you.
3. Bike along the Colchester Causway.
You'll feel like you're cruising along on top of the water on this stretch along Lake Champlain. Check it out
4. Fat bike at the Millstone Trails, Websterville.
You'll love this network of trails. Open all year, you can find something for everyone and every ability here.
5. Go kayaking.
The best thing about kayaking in Vermont is that many people have them, but if you don't, you can usually rent one at one of the many state park beaches.
6. Take the West River Trail Brattleboro and South Londonderry.
This lovely multipurpose trail, still partially under construction, follows 36 miles of former railway bed along the West River between Brattleboro and South Londonderry.
7. Go swimming at a quarry.
Quarries such as this one in Dorset have some amazing views, and jumping in sure gets the adrenaline rushing! Check out some daredevils
8. Check out the Quechee Gorge.
One of the best things about
Vermont's Little Grand Canyon
is that you can check it out from the top, and then hike down to the bottom to see it from a totally different perspective.
9. Go camping.
Vermont is full of
great places to camp
, so grab your tent and some great friends and create memories that will last a lifetime while you sleep under the stars.
10. Hike to the top of Mt. Equinox, Manchester.
You'll love this 914-acre woodland preserve on the eastern slopes of Mt Equinox. Hikers love the preserve's well-signposted network of trails, the most dramatic of which is the 3.1-mile, 2840-foot climb to the top of Mt Equinox via the Blue Summit Trail. Amazing!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Vermont? Share your favorite places with others who love VT as much as you do!