Vermont’s historic sites tell America’s story from the time of the Revolutionary War right through the 20th Century. In Vermont you can visit the homes of presidents and the sites where history was made. We hope you will enjoy this historic opportunity to join us and celebrate the land, the lake, and the people.
There are countless ways to experience Vermont, and some of the best adventures can be found at Vermont’s 52 state parks, which range from remote islands less than 200 acres in size to the deepest wilderness woods.
More than close to nature – in fact, smack in it – the parks’ peaceful, relaxed settings offer ideal launching points for active vacations focused on hiking and cycling, paddling and fishing, bird and wildlife watching, or walks to observe fall foliage.
State parks in Vermont come with creature comforts like toilets and hot showers, and they offer nature walks and kids’ playgrounds and games, snack bars, weekend music concerts and other cultural events, all for a bargain price. Fees for tent sites or big lean-tos or RV sites are just $12 – $20 a night though the views over a lake or of distant mountains are priceless. Most state parks are also close to classic Vermont villages or classy little cities, shopping, dining and tourist attractions.
If you yearn for the beauty of the back country, but your time is limited, let us suggest some short hikes in Vermont that can make a back country adventure possible. Whether you tent, have a pop-up or drive an RV, over 100 campgrounds are waiting for you in Vermont.
Even if you don’t own a boat, there are plenty of ways — from active adventures to relaxing cruises and sails — to to get out on Lake Champlain this year. What better way to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of the lake than to enjoy the same waters he sailed?