What comes to mind when you think of Vermont? Chilly weather? Skiing? Maple Syrup? While Vermont is widely known for its abundance of winter activities, it’s also packed with tons of things to do in the summer.
Here are a few of our picks:
Swimming Holes: Vermont is home to one of New England’s best kept secrets – swimming holes. Head to Bingham Falls, only a mile from the Stowe ski resort. After a short walk along a trail in the woods, you’ll find a 25-foot waterfall and a deep pool waiting to be jumped into. Throw on your swim suit, grab a towel, and go for a dip!
Church Street: Burlington’s downtown is always buzzing with activity. Spend a day strolling down Church Street, lined with shops, dining, street entertainers, farmer’s markets and festivals.
Festivals: Summer is the time for festivals, and Vermont knows festivals best! If you’re in Burlington, don’t miss the Vermont Brewers Festival, and sip on some craft beer while taking in waterfront views of Lake Champlain. Be sure to check out the Wanderlust Festival in Stratton. You can kick back and relax with yoga, music and guided meditations while taking in the scenery.
Hiking & Outdoor Activities: Feeling more adventurous? Hike a section of the Appalachian Trail on Stratton Mountain or take a guided kayaking, canoeing or paddling tour through the state.
Beaches: Vermont may not be top of mind when it comes to choosing their next beach getaway, but the state offers more options than you’d think! Vermont’s state parks offer tons of areas to soak up the sun. If you’re looking for larger lakes, try Lake Carmi or Lake Champlain. Looking for something more secluded? Head to Lake St. Catherine or Silver Lake.
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