You Can’t Afford To Miss These 10 Free Outdoor Activities In Vermont
Sure, Vermont might be known as an expensive place to live, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t loads of things to do without shelling out the big bucks. These ten free outdoor activities in VT will show you sights, give you fresh air, and fulfill the exploring itch that sometimes needs a little scratch.
1. Take a hike on the Long Trail.
The Long Trail is the oldest long distance trail in the United States. There's no need to hike the whole trail - at 273 miles long, it's easy to find a point to hop on and off.
2. Watch the sunset on Lake Champlain.
This spot in Ferrisburgh shows that these sunsets are spectacular, but you can pick any spot on the lake for a fantastic view.
3. Go birding at the West Rutland Marsh.
This area has it all when it comes to trails, ponds, peace, and quiet, but the birdwatching here is particularly incredible.
4. Take a paddle on Ball Mountain Lake.
The paddling is peaceful, the scenery is gorgeous, and the fresh air is priceless.
5. Ride your bike along the Colchester Causeway.
You'll love whizzing along this path with water on either side of you.
6. Enjoy the sights and sounds at Moss Glen Falls in Granville.
Not only are waterfalls incredible, they are free! This one can even be seen from the road.
7. Spend the day on Church Street.
This open-air mall in Burlington has loads to see, and you'll love the musicians and street performers that entertain from beginning to end.
8. Travel the Stowe Recreation Path.
This award-winning bike path is six miles long and the ideal place to hike, bike, or simply stroll along.
9. Relax at the beach on Caspian Lake.
It's gorgeous, the sand is soft, and there is an amazing creemee shop right there.
10. Take in the words of Robert Frost in Ripton.
Along an easy one-mile trail, you can read the beautiful words written by Robert Frost from when he lived in Vermont.
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