Things To Do In Vermont

Things To Do In Vermont Of Interest

Whether you are looking for a rainy-day activity, or if you would simply like to see some local area attractions, here is a sampling of things to do in Vermont, and in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. And, don’t forget to explore the great outdoors! Whether you are fishing the cold, clear water, or exploring the countless hiking and biking trails around every bend, the Kingdom’s jewels are sometimes in the places and spaces less traveled. Please note, these attractions are just a few of our favorites – you’re bound to find your own favorites to add to your list of things to do in Vermont! Click on any of the links below for additional information – we hope you love the area as much as we do!

  Canoe/Kayak Trips & Rentals – Day Use or Tours
Clyde River Recreation in northern Vermont has been providing high-quality paddle equipment rental since they opened their doors in 2008.  Every day, they strive to provide you with friendly service and the best paddling, fishing, birding, or just a relaxing experience in the North East Kingdom. Weekly or daily rentals available, along with self-guided trips with shuttle services. Affordably priced, it’s our pick for experiencing the beautiful bodies of water in the Northeast Kingdom without having to transport your gear! Visit their website, or call 802-895-4333 today!
  Biking Trails – Northeast Kingdom Trails
Opportunities for adventure abound in the beautiful hills and mountains of the Northeast Kingdom! Kingdom Trails is a multiple-use trail system unlike any other and voted as the BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK in North America by Bike Magazine in their annual Reader’s Poll. Located in adjacent Burke, Vermont our cabin is a hop, skip and a jump – or a short pedal – away!
  Friday Night Live & Island Pond Activities
Are you looking for a great night of family friendly live music and activities? Mark your calendar for Friday Night Live, at the nearby Island Pond Common! Listen to live music, performed under the stars, every Friday night in the summer months. Vendors are onsite with interesting local products, and yummy foods. The event is free, and dog friendly, as long as they are leashed. Don’t miss this one! It’s sure to be a must on your list of things to do in Vermont!
  Hiking Trips
For the outdoor enthusiast, our close proximity to reknowned hking trails, including Mt. Pisgah, will offer up breath-taking views, and family friendly fun. Explore what nature has to offer in the beautiful Green Mountain State!
  Horseback Riding
Guided, scenic trail rides throughout the Northeast Kingdom. All levels.
  VT Fish & Wildlife
Fishing and Hunting information for the state of VT, including license information, maps of ponds and access areas, and much, much more! A MUST for the sporting enthusiast!
  Vermont Corn Maze
A truly unique experience! Voted among the top 10 mazes in America, and featured on The Travel Channel, set aside some time to devote to family fun and brain-poking fun! Also, check out the highly acclaimed “Dead North” maze in October, if you dare!
  Wildlife Viewing
Visit a national fish and wildlife refuge designed to protect the diversity and abundance of native species within the Connecticut River watershed!
  VT Granite Quarries – Rock Of Ages
Experience the Rock of Ages! Take a narrated shuttle tour to the world’s largest deep-hole, dimension granite quarry—a quarry nearly 600 feet deep! Let their on site artisans amaze you when you take our self-guided factory tour, and see granite being carved before your eyes. From hand pitching to laser etching, the factory tour allows you to observe the oldest and the latest: hand-dressing and sculpting techniques that have remained virtually unchanged for centuries juxtaposed against modern circular diamond saws and laser etchers. Visit the gift shop, and explore all of the things the Rock Of Ages offers – a must see day trip to beautiful central Vermont!
  Cabot Cheese Factory Tour
Visit the Visitors Center in Cabot, where they began making award winning Cabot cheese in 1919! You can join a factory tour, and watch talented cheese makers create their cheeses and enjoy plenty of samples – all in one of the most scenic spots in America. Visitors to the factory say the drive alone is worth it! You’ll learn a ton about cheese-making, and Cabot’s history – not to mention a bit about Vermont agriculture.
  Maple Grove Farms – See How Maple Syrup Is Made!
Sample the sweetness of Vermont Maple Candy made right in near by St. Johnsbury, VT! Visit the gift shop, and see how maple syrup is made.
  Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
Northern New England’s premiere museum of natural history, and home to the first and only public planetarium in the state.
  Art Gallery & Athenaeum
Built In 1873, it is now the oldest art gallery still in its original form in the United States. Daily tours.
  Theater & The Arts – The Bread & Puppet Theater
Located in the nearby town of Glover, VT, a day trip to the world famous Bread & Puppet theater museum should be on every visitor’s to-do list. After visiting their museum, you may even be lucky enough to see a production of their larger-than-life puppets, and their take on the political pulse of the world. Not your typical puppet show, a visit to the old dairy farm will make you think, and take a second look at the world around you.
  Granby Zoo
Bring your passports, and get ready for a day of fun! A short few hours drive from the camp, visit Canada’s Granby Zoo! See lions, tigers, bears, giraffes, and hundreds of other species! There is also a water park. One of our favorite day-trips!
  Catamount Arts
Bringing film, live theater and the arts to the Northeast Kingdom. Be sure to check out the schedule of events, and see what’s going on during your stay! Voted best live entertainment in the Kingdom, Catamount Arts surely makes our top list of things to do in Vermont!
  Farmer’s Markets
Support local farmers, and get the tastiest treats around! Make sure to visit one of these local Farmer’s Markets during your stay with us!
  Fairs and Festivals
Are you looking for a day’s entertainment away from the cabin? One our favorite things to do in Vermont is to go to the fair! Take the time to visit one of the Northeast Kingdom’s Fairs, and experience the tastes and sounds of summer. Be a kid again, just for a day, and sample the best of our agricultural roots, and our celebration of the seasons! There’s always something new to see at the Fair!

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