Contrary to popular belief, not all Vermonters hit the ski slopes every day all winter long, but even the most avid skiers need to take a break every once in a while. Luckily, Vermont has many other great things to do this winter. Here are a few things that we can all enjoy, are relatively easy to do or find in most areas, and can often be relatively inexpensive. Now that’s music to our ears! Enjoy Vermont this winter and all the wonderful things it has to offer.
1. Make s'mores.
Whether you make them in your fireplace or over an outdoor fire pit, these tasty treats are even better in the winter. Why let summer campfires have all the fun?
2. Take a snowmobile ride.
They are fast, fun and easy! You'll never forget this ride of your life. Rentals are available all over Vermont.
3. Take a class.
Fine tune your favorite hobby. Do you like to cook? Paint? Sew? Take a class and master it. Classes are often listed in your local newspaper. Check them out!
4. Play a board game.
Board games are underrated when it comes to big-time fun! Get ready to have some laughs with some of the new games out there or pull out one of the classics. You won't be sorry! (Get it?)
It's not hard, it's great exercise. and a wonderful way to explore the outdoors during the winter months.
6. Apres... anything!
You don't need to ski in order to enjoy the fun of apres ski. You'll often hear free live music while you enjoy a hot chocolate or a Vermont made beer.
7. Go sledding.
If you can't remember the last time you went sledding, then it's been too long. Embrace your inner child and have a blast!
8. Ice skate.
You don't need to wait for public skating times at your local rink... Find a frozen pond, tie your laces and have fun!
9. Take a moonlight sleigh ride.
A sleigh ride is a classic Vermont thing to do. It may be touristy, but what's wrong with that?
10. Take a tour and sample the local goods.
Many of the local companies have samples of their tasty creations. Take a tour and see where it all started. Cheese, ice cream, chocolate, and, of course, beer.
11. Count the covered bridges.
There are just over 100 covered bridges throughout Vermont. Challenge yourself and see how many you can find this winter. But don't drive too fast over them!
13. Take in a live show.
Vermont is alive with theater and music concerts. There is something here for everyone.
14. Go to a museum.
Vermont is rich in history and we have amazing museums to showcase it all. The Museum of Everyday Life is particularly interesting. You've got to love Vermont!
15. Go antiquing.
You never know what you'll find in a Vermont antique store. Each one is a different treasure trove.
16. Visit a country store.
You'll often find the treats of your childhood in jars at these little shops, along with handmade crafts and toys and many other unexpected items. And the staff will usually be some of the nicest folks you'll meet.
What are some things you would recommend to other Vermont enthusiasts? We love to see our lists grow!