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Things to Do in Vermont

View of Lake Champlain from Shelburne Farms

Year-round, Vermont offers a variety of activity and recreation that can be enjoyed by all. From hitting the slopes at one of the state's many ski resorts to sailing along Lake Champlain, discover what keeps Vermonters busy during each season. If you are looking for delicious eateries and locally-sourced restaurants, view our Restaurants & Eateries page.

Winter to Summer, Spring to Fall, there is so much to do and see in Vermont. Check out what happens throughout the year below:

Year Round

Discover Vermont history and at one of its many museums or take a tour of the local businesses. Even if you are not a skier or don't plan to hike up a mountain, Vermont gives you a variety of ways to take in its natural beauty and have fun all season long.


Vermont is known as New England’s Winter sports "capital". Blanketed in snow, Vermont is a winter paradise - from frozen Lake Champlain to snowcapped mountaintops. With an abundance of outdoor playtime opportunity, it's easy to celebrate the beauty of the Green Mountains-turned-white.

Skiing in VermontVermont Ski Resorts:

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Other Winter activities include:

Spring - Summer - Fall

After all the snow melts, and the mud dries up, Vermont is lush and green and a sight to see. Just as it is in Winter, Vermont is a destination during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. From day-long hikes to a stroll along Burlington's Waterfront, soak in the warmer months in Vermont. Lake Champlain is most the state's most well-known body of water but there are many surrounding lakes great for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and more - Lake Bomoseen, Lake Carmi, Lake St. Catherine, Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, and Dunmore, just to name a few.

Activities include:

Other sports:


Vermont is a wonderful place to raise your family. Those who begin families here, stay here, and many others relocate for the purpose of its superior lifestyle. In June 2014, The Washington Post published an article titled "Best State in America: Vermont, for its Healthy Kids". Parenting Magazine listed Burlington, VT as number two for "Top 10 Places to Raise Families in 2012". MensHealth also placed Burlington #1 on its "100 Best (and Worst) Places to Raise a Family".

Some family-friendly events:

For more information about all that Vermont has to offer and to learn about the local real estate market, contact The O'Brien O'Connell Team today!