There are so many fun and interesting places in Vermont that it’s sometimes hard to just pick one and run with it. So, to make things easier while you plan out your afternoon, day, or weekend, we’ve gathered some awesome places that you’ll love. These are some of the best day trips in Vermont and they will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

Where do you love to go traveling in Vermont? Let us know what places you’d add to this list of the best day trips in Vermont. Leave a comment with your recommendations. We look forward to reading the responses!

For more places that are perfect for seizing the day, try to accomplish these 11 epic adventures you must take in Vermont before you die.

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What is the most scenic town in Vermont?

Some of the most scenic towns in Vermont include:


To give an answer to this question is sure to upset some and please others due to how unanswerable this question is. We could give so many right answers here. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, as they say. But with that being said, here are our picks for the five most scenic towns in Vermont: 1. Manchester; 2. Woodstock; 3. Grafton; 4. Stowe; 5. Shelburne. Of course, there are many other scenic and worthy towns to visit. If you are still interested in finding more picturesque towns in Vermont, check out the 17 most picturesque towns in Vermont. 

What are the oldest attractions in Vermont?

Some of the oldest attractions in Vermont can be found in these small towns:


Vermont has a long and fascinating history. There are restaurants that were founded in the 18th century, 19th-century townhouses, general stores, covered bridges, and old towns that have stood the demanding test of time. Vermont’s oldest attractions are everywhere! For more information about specific attractions, take a look at this article on the eight oldest and most historic towns in Vermont. And if you are interested in dining at the oldest restaurant and tavern in all of Vermont, make a reservation at the Ye Olde Tavern, founded in 1790.

What are the most beautiful hikes in Vermont?

Some of the most beautiful hikes in Vermont include:


One of the most scenic hikes in Vermont is the elevation hike up Mt. Mansfield, which provides some of the most spectacular views in our state. If you are interested in hiking Mt. Mansfield, we highly recommend taking the Sunset Ridge Trail; the trail is easily accessible from Underhill State Park and is well-marked. Some other beautiful hikes in Vermont are 1. Mount Pisgah Trail, 2. Camel’s Hump Trail, and 3. Lye Brook Falls Trail. Happy hiking!

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