Vermont January 12, 2017
Here Are 12 Spots In Vermont You Must Explore This Winter
It might be cold, but that’s never stopped us Vermonters before! Now that winter is here, let’s bundle up and take a look at some places that everyone will want to explore this winter in Vermont.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Take a hike in the middle of the state capital.
Hubbard Park may be in the middle of Montpelier, but this fantastic place will make you feel a million miles away from everything.
2. Snowshoe at the Blueberry Hill Inn.
There are snowshoe rentals for adults and kids and many picturesque trails for both snowshoeing and cross country skiing. You'll find Blueberry Hill in Goshen, located between the quaint town of Brandon and the bustling Middlebury.
3. Ski Suicide Six.
If you're a skier, the Suicide Six in Woodstock should be on your bucket list. If for no other reason, the name is super cool to brag that you conquered it.
4. Check out the Robert Frost Trail.
Take the road less traveled in Ripton surrounded by the beautiful words of Robert Frost. This is an easy one mile hike that is perfect for everyone.
5. Explore the town of Woodstock.
This charming town is a popular tourist destination and provides a slew of shopping, hiking and picture perfect scenery.
6. Go sledding on Mt. Philo.
One of the best sledding hills in the state of Vermont is in Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte. The winding road is closed in winter and can be busy with hikers and snowshoers so it’s best to have a sled that steers. It’s a long hike up, but as you can see – it’s a wild ride down! Check out this awesome sledding video of Mt. Philo sledding by Youtube user FlyPredatorVT.
7. Visit Lake Morey.
Whether you take in the views or lace up your ice skates, Lake Morey is one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont.
8. Take a covered bridge road trip.
Get the most bang for your buck and take this
covered bridge road trip
and see loads of covered bridges throughout the state. Bring your camera!
9. Fat bike on the Kingdom Trails.
The Kingdom Trails in East Burke are awesome for recreational activities, but when it comes to Vermont's new favorite sport - fat biking - these trails are the king of the kingdom.
10. Check out the frozen falls in Granville.
Moss Glen Falls can be seen from the road or explored close up, and these falls are spectacular when they are frozen over.
11. Hike Camel's Hump.
Take in the wide open views from this moderate and rewarding winter-friendly hike.
12. Cross country ski at the Trapp Family Lodge.
The hills are alive in Stowe at the Trapp Family Lodge. You'll love the 37 miles of groomed trails and 62 miles of backcountry trails suitable for cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities. Rentals available, too!
Love your winter hikes? Check out these
10 picturesque trails that are perfect for winter hiking.