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.
Basin Harbor offers lake resort activities and entertainment for every season and every interest. We have guests who are content to just relax, with Lake Champlain as their backdrop. They love to lounge in one of the colorful Adirondack chairs while reading in the beautiful gardens, while others want to take part in the many classes and clinics offered. Vermont recreation is right at your fingertips – hiking, biking, kayaking and sailing. Book your Vermont vacation now!
Exposed, Helen Day Art Center’s annual beloved outdoor sculpture exhibition, will be on display throughout the town of Stowe for a special Vermont Edition this year to support artists around the state.
Registrants receive: race bib, buff, and finishing medal. Course: Create your own 5K route, treadmill, park, along neighborhood streets or country roads. Must use caution and be alert to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. and must practice social distancing following the guidelines of the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health. Proceeds from this event benefit the many programs and events of the Vt Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Scientists estimate that 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird, and mammal become extinct every 24 hours. This is nearly 1,000 times the “natural” rate. Many biologists say this is greater than anything the world has experienced since the vanishing of the dinosaurs nearly 65 million years ago. Today many of the creatures that are familiar to us are at a critical balancing point. They might not be here for future generations to experience. Eight New England artists have gathered to paint and exhibit a selection of species that are listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) red list. As artists that have a dedication to the natural world, they have a unique opportunity to share their observations and use their art to convey both the beauty of these endangered species and the need to protect them. Several of the pieces focus on Vermont species. The intent of this exhibit is to use art to inspire and educate in ways that will reach beyond statistics, policy, and politics. Participating artists: Gabriel Tempesta, Vermont Linda Mirabile, Vermont Heidi Broner, Vermont Shearon Murphy, Maine Adelaide Murphy Tyrol, Vermont Michael Boardman, Maine Suzanne Stryk, Virginia Susan Parmenter, New Hampshire The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday.
A scavenger hunt and adventure that will have you exploring Vermont’s outdoor environment, history, and its cheeses! We have divided Vermont into six regions and created a Hunt Clue Packet (i.e. things to do and find) for each region. Each Hunt Clue Packet has its own instructions on what you need to do to complete it. For example – most tell you that you need to complete five out of the possible eight to ten available tasks/puzzles to complete your packet. Once you complete a clue packet per its instructions, you’ll just need to submit your “answers” to our upload site to complete The Hunt. What are the clues like? They vary. One might have you exploring a local walking trail or cycling through a valley; another might have you picnicking in an apple orchard; another may have your visiting landmarks in the area. You can start and finish your clue packet at any time. As long as your “answers” are submitted by October 22nd, we will enter your name into our random winner draw! All answers must be submitted either electronically online or be postmarked via snail mail by October 22!