The Green Mountain State is famous for its bucolic landscape. Since 75% of Vermont is forested, it is a haven for outdoor adventures. Skiers, snowboarders and hikers enjoy the state’s natural topography year-round. Vermont truly offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is the ideal destination to simply recharge and enjoy nature’s beauty.

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Barnard, VT —
Barnard has Something for Everyone

If you ever have had the fortunate experience to find yourself in the quaint hamlet of Barnard, VT on a crisp autumn day, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Truth be told, it doesn’t matter in which season you arrive. Barnard has something for everyone at all times of the year.

As you approach Barnard from any direction, the Universalist Church steeple comes into view at about the same time as you encounter Silver Lake and the wonderful Barnard General Store. The lake is a spot for early morning meditation with a cup of coffee, an afternoon swim, or a paddleboard and kayak in the summer. In the winter, it becomes a center of skating and ice fishing.

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"Prettiest Small Town in America"

Welcome to Woodstock, Vermont. This stunning country town is just waiting to be explored, with its wealth of beautiful hiking trails, museums and historic landmarks as well as enough events to fill any schedule, no matter the interests of its owner. The endless opportunities for tranquility and activity make this town perfect for any vistor or potential resident. Come, relax, unwind and let Woodstock lead the way.

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Ludlow, VT —
Your Four-Season Destination in the Green Mountains

Named as one of the “6 Best Places to Buy a Winter Home in the US”…by Investopedia, a premiere Internet site dedicated to providing information for investing education, personal finance and market analysis, Ludlow, VT is our four season destination in the Green Mountains and here’s why!

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Stratton, VT —
Fall & Winter

Hot Yoga

Warm up from the slopes during hot yoga at Change Yoga studio in Jamaica, Vermont, about a half hour from Stratton Mountain proper.

Live Jazz

Seeing live New Orleans-style traditional jazz and funk music throughout the year at The Red Fox Inn

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Stratton, VT —
Spring & Summer

“I love Stratton in the springtime, I love Stratton in the fall”

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Stowe, VT —
All Season Stowe

Best Ski Trail

Everyone knows the best skiing is first tracks in the early morning. The Nosedive. Get it while the surface is freshly groomed. There’s actually a great story about this trail. Before the chairlifts, before the base lodges and summit restaurants, there was the Nose Dive. No eastern racer can forget the terror or thrill, depending on his skill level, inspired by the notorious Seven Turns. The Nose Dive was conceived of by two local skiers, Charlie Lord and Abner Coleman. The late Charlie Lord recounted to me how he and Coleman skied up the Toll Road to the top of what is now the Nose Dive. As they peered down into Smugglers’ Notch, Coleman exclaimed, “God, that'd be a nice place to ski, wouldn't it?” Lord nodded his agreement, and the two plunged down the mountain. “We spent many trips up and down the mountain laying out the Nose Dive,” Lord recounted. “We probably changed it a half-dozen times. The original trail was a lot narrower and a lot rougher.” It was 1933, and the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Depression-era jobs program was tasked to clear the woods to make the trail. It opened for skiing in the winter of 1934-35.

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Stratton, VT —
Consider this destination for a weekend retreat!

Stratton is a tiny town in Windham County, located in the southern section of Vermont. Though small in size, the town offers plenty of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling and golfing. It's most well-known as a destination for skiing, and draws visitors from around the Northeast to the Stratton Mountain Skiing Resort. Consider this destination for a weekend retreat!

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Stowe, VT —
an ideal getaway to enjoy the great outdoors

When it comes to finding a destination to do all things outdoors, Stowe tops the list. Located in Lamoille County in Vermont, this mountain town is the "go-to" place for all winter activities, especially skiing. But that's not all it offers - Stowe is a great location to go hiking, climbing, kayaking, and zip lining. Known for its natural beauty and charm, it's an ideal getaway to enjoy the great outdoors.

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