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 - Lake Champlain Valley:
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 6 - Mid Vermont:
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 - Crossroads of Vermont:
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 - Eastern Vermont Gateway:
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 10 - Green Mountains - It's SoVermont:
From skiing to summer theatre, historic sites to shopping to hiking. Popular cities include Manchester, Bennington, and Dorset, skiing at Bromley Mountain.
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.
Nation Geographic’s “Pandas: The Journey Home” opens in 3D at the Northfield Savings Bank Theater: A National Geographic Experience on April 16. Filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the Wolong Panda Center in China to bring to light the extraordinary efforts of the Chinese to secure the panda’s future in the wild. Meet the center’s pandas as they get ready for their new lives all over the world, and learn about their fascinating habits and hilarious hijinks.
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.
This action-packed exhibit created by the Minnesota Children's Museum will give your mind AND body a workout. Just in time for the 2016 Olympics, train like an action star and use the adventure scenes to get moving! Some features you'll experience: Balance: Surf/Snow • Choose one of the four balance boards and see how long you can stay on for the ride. Can you make it down a snow slope, through the air, into the ocean and onto shore without losing your balance? Which board was the easiest/most difficult to maintain your balance? Strength: Climbing Canyon • Use your hands and feet to make your way across a horizontal climbing wall. Choose from four paths: Toddler Trail, Rugged Ridge and Extreme Expanse to find the hidden treasure. Coordination: Kung Fu Forest • Try the three animal stances: rooster, snake, tiger in the bamboo forest. Once you have learned all three, combine them into a flow of action. Endurance: Flycycle Sky • Ride a bicycle with wings and see how far you can go in two minutes. Can you light up all the stars in the sky? Action Star Training • Yoga Station: Balance on one foot in the tree pose. Try and stretch into cat, cow, bridge and dog pose. Strength Center • Lift, hold and pull your own weight at the monkey bars. Build your leg strength while you push your feet into the leg press. Develop upper-body strength with the rower. Test how many chin-ups you are able to do at the chin-up bar. Dance Club • Choose dance moves and music, follow the dancer on the screen or go freestyle. Put your finger in the pulse monitor. Will dancing increase your heart rate?
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. 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,” and more. Reservations are necessary & can be made by email/phone.
Our weekly summer Farm Night is a joyful celebration that features a local, organic vegetarian feast grown and prepared by our very own Earth Sky Time Community Farm. Specialty garden cocktails, local beer and spirits and live music make these summer events a highlight for our guests and the entire Manchester VT community.