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.
A large-scale, interactive sculpture installation by LA-based artist James Peterson, inspired by magical Siberian ice caves. Presented by Spruce Peak at Stowe, produced and curated by Helen Day Art Center.
The 6th annual West River Trail run on 6/2/18, is an 11 miles race from South Londonderry, along the West River, to Jamaica State Park. This run is great for trail running enthusiasts of all skill levels. In addition to the competitive, unofficial timed 11 mile run for individual runners, a 3-leg relay option, and a 5K Fun Run. This event is hosted by The Collaborative which strives to create a culture of substance free youth through educational programs and events. In order to register for this event please visit the link above!
Northern Daughters is thrilled to announce Where to Land, a solo exhibit of oil paintings by Bonnie Baird. Baird is known for her authentic, personal paintings of the Vermont landscape. Her work possess a subtle drama, depth and detail that pays homage to her relationship with the land - one that has developed throughout her life as a farmer. Baird says “My work gives the environment a breath, a body through which viewers acknowledge the breadth of emotions evoked by our surroundings.” Raised on a 730-acre dairy farm in Vermont, she and her husband Robert are the third generation to own and work their dairy/maple farm. This outdoor experience has given her a deep connection with the land. Working in the natural environment every day in every kind of weather allows her to truly feel the horizon; warm or cold, dark or light, intimate or expansive. Baird’s work brings the viewer directly to that experience, that intimate relationship with the land. For this we are grateful. Baird's work is filled with an emerging fullness of heart. In her paintings, light infuses life into atmosphere, becoming the magic that conjures a personal memory. Her work simultaneously evokes a simple lament and heartfelt joy. The pieces featured in this exhibit are the largest the artist has painted to date. Her minimalist approach is spare but warm and creates a perceptual experience – a vivid place. The larger format fits Baird’s work, which often features expansive horizons and the low lying flood plains of her home county. “My paintings are a reaction to what I see and my palette is my color response to what I am experiencing. Building with layers of color that I add to ? and subtract from ? I compose large and simple shapes to suggest and reveal an enlivened reality.” Where to Land is on view at the gallery’s 221 Main St. location in Vergennes, Vermont from May 3rd through June 10th with an opening reception with live music, wine and apéro on May 11th from 5-8pm.
Backroad Discovery 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. The tour includes intriguing facts and stories about the area with many stops along the way. You will see sweeping mountain/valley vistas, the oldest abandoned marble quarry in the U.S., quintessential VT. Villages, a forest preserve and maple sugar operation. Depending on the month, we also visit a historic covered bridge, Norman Rockwell exhibit, a "Chocolatorium", and alpaca farm. Advanced reservations are necessary by phone or email.
This tour is designed for history buffs; given by local bestseller author and presented by Backroad Discovery Tours. Visit over 35 sites between Bennington & Manchester, involved in the Battle of Bennington & Ethan Allen's capture of Fort Ticonderoga, for America's first victory. We also visit sites associated with the Civil War. You will view stunning mountain/valley vistas & quintessential villages while traveling in our comfortable 10 passenger tour vehicle. Visit website for detailed description of tour. Advance reservations needed.