Vermont cities and regions offer access to all types of geographical, cultural and social opportunities! Find just what you're looking for at Vermont.com, from urban Burlington to the slopes at Killington and everything in between! You will discover all kinds of things to do in Vermont cities and urban centers, as well as pristine Vermont state parks and tourism sites.
From the state capital of Montpelier to upscale dining and the arts extraordinaire in Burlington, to covered bridges and quaint New England village greens like those near Woodstock, to bustling commercial settings, these Vermont cities, regions and communities invite further examination! Use our map of Vermont to prospect for the communities and regions that have what you're looking for... find areas with great ski resorts like Stowe, gorgeous mountain views, or plan a getaway at a four-season vacation destination in beautiful Manchester.
Visitors and residents alike take advantage of our great location to enjoy day trips to Upstate NY, Boston, and other locations well worth a visit. Browse the regions below, and see what everyone else is discovering about Vermont:
Vermont.com uses a regional system, dividing the state into 11 unique areas.
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Select one of the 11 Regions to see all Vermont towns & cities for each area:
Region 1 - Islands & Farms:
Carefully preserved waters, woods and wilds make Vermont's Islands & Farms a paradise for bird watchers and anglers, swimmers and boaters. Cities include North Hero & St. Albans, the premier attractions include Lake Champlain Ferries and Royal Lipizzan Stallions.
Region 2 - Stowe-Smugglers' Notch:
An abundance of mountains, lakes, rivers and quaint villages anchored by majestic Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak and one of the world?s most famous ski and snowboarding mountains. Primary city is Stowe, which is a major ski attraction along with Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Region 3 - Northeast Kingdom:
Home to rolling hills, glacial lakes, two ski mountains, sixteen covered bridges, and the Big Falls of North Troy. Cities include St. Johnsbury and Newport, along with popular ski areas, Burke Mountain and Jay Peak.
Region 4 - Burlington Region:
Diverse cultural activities, mountain views, back country roads, world-class food, fantastic nightlife, superior shopping, and a host of outdoor recreational activities in all four seasons. Popular cities include Burlington, Shelburne, and Essex Junction, along with skiing at Bolton Valley.
Region 5 - Waterbury-Montpelier Region: Quiet villages, rolling hills, granite and politics. Popular cities include Montpelier, Barre, and Waterbury, along with ski areas in Mad River Glen and Sugarbush Resort.
Region 6 - Middlebury-Vergennes Region:
Amenities for every interest: recreational, culinary, hospitality, and, of course, shopping! Popular cities include Bristol, Middlebury, and Vergennes; attractions include New England Maple Museum and Vt. Folklife Center.
Region 7 - Rutland-Killington Region:
Enjoy any season to its fullest! Skiing, skating, and snowmobiling in Winter and Spring. Swimming, hiking and biking in Summer and Fall. Popular cities include Killington (also well known Ski area) and Rutland.
Region 8 - Woodstock-Quechee Region:
Diversions to delight you from season to season throughout each year? from one visit to the next. Popular cities include Woodstock, Quechee, and Randolph, with great skiing at Bear Creek and Suicide Six.
Region 9 - Southern Windsor County:
Canoe on Lowell Lake, visit the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, take a train ride on the Green Mountain Flyer or enjoy the vista of an 80 foot Water Fall. Popular Cities include Ludlow, Chester, and Springfield, Ski Areas located at Okemo Mountain Resort.
Region 11 - Southern Vermont:
An extraordinary variety of outdoor activities, arts, entertainment and shopping. Popular cities include Brattleboro, Wilmington, West Dover and Weston; wonderful skiing at Stratton, Mount Snow, and Magic Mountain.
The 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is on! The Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge is a statewide outdoor scavenger hunt where participants earn points by completing fun, outdoor activities and can earn free entry to Vermont State Parks for this year, and all of next year. Just go to the parks website and download the 2016 Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge score sheet. Choose the activities from each section that you’d like to do, and take a photo of yourself (or have someone else take a photo) of you doing that activity. Once you reach 250 points, send us your score sheet, photos, and any accompanying materials, and we’ll send you a gold VIP pass good for free park entry for 2016 and 2017! Activities must be completed between April 1 – October 15, 2016. Weekly bonus activities will be posted on Vermont State Park’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
World renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Video of Pat Steir by Stowe artist Molly Davies will accompany the work. Come join us at the opening reception on June 17th from 6:00-8:00 pm. The exhibit will be displayed from June 17th-November 13th. The gallery hours are 12:00-5:00 pm Wednesday-Sunday.
Acrobatics, Trapeze, Flexibility, Inversions, Circus Fitness and so much more this fall at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT! Whether you've never tried circus arts before or want to try trapeze or juggling for the first time, we have everything from Circus Fitness and Flexibility classes for teens and adults to classes for tots and tumbling and trapeze for youngsters. Our Fall Session begins September 6, and ends on December 10, 2016 with a break during the week of Thanksgiving. Cost per sessions vary per class. Visit our website to learn more www.necenterforcircusarts.org Registration begins in August.
The Bennington Center for the Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the esteemed organization of American Women Artists for a two-part show and workshop series this September. The festivities will be kicked off with five separate workshops taught by Master Members Carol Arnold, Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Pam Ingalls, Nancy Boren, and Kathy Lemke Waste. The workshops—open to a range of skill sets—begin on either September 20th or the 21st, and go through the 22nd. Both oil and watercolor techniques will be used to create works ranging from delicate portraits to brushy, plein air landscapes. On September 23rd, the two part show will open and include a variety of pieces from the National Juried Exhibition as well as that of AWA Master & Signature Members. These shows will highlight both paintings and three dimensional sculptures in a wide and unique range of media, such as charcoal, ceramic, watercolor, and bronze. To celebrate the opening, there will also be an evening reception and awards ceremony. To sign up for the workshops, email Olivia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (802)442-7158.
Backroad Discovery Tours offers guided tours designed for people who only have a day or two to spend in the area & who wish to explore the region’s best-kept secrets! These tours, given in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle, will present a delightful overview of the area & will offer suggestions of other places to visit, things to do, & dining options. During the fall, you will discover the foliage in distant views and up-close cascades of color. There are lots of stops along the way. Tours include: sweeping mountain/valley vistas; the oldest marble quarry in the U.S.; quintessential Vermont villages; a 3100-acre farm/forest preserve with outstanding views, a maple syrup operation, a private alpaca farm & the “birthplace of Vermont”. Reservations are necessary & can be made by email/phone.