Take The Long Road
The hiking on holidays in Vermont will blow you away. There's countless trails to choose from, but one of the classics is the Long Trail, which runs for 270 miles through the Green Mountains past tumbling streams, peaceful forests and the peaks of low mountains. Just choose a section to suit - and don't miss the panoramic view from the top of the Mount Glastenbury fire tower.
Fans of the white stuff should head to Vermont in winter. There's fabulous skiing in resorts like Killington and Mount Snow, while Stowe combines slopes for all levels with a picture-postcard setting. Stop for a warming drink at the Trapp Family Lodge, owned and run by the famous Sound of Music family - then strap on your skis and take on the Front Four trails down the steep face of Mount Mansfield.
Kaleidoscope Of Colour
With so much forest, New England's fall colour is perhaps at its most vivid in Vermont. Pick any road and you'll drive past an endless sea of oranges, reds, and golds in every hue imaginable.Or walk one of the trails through the trees to see the fiery colours close up.
An absolute treasure trove of art and Americana, this quirky collection includes Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts and furniture - and is a must-see on holidays in Vermont. What's more, some of the 150,000 exhibits are displayed across 25 historic buildings specially relocated from elsewhere. There's a lighthouse, rail station and a stagecoach inn!
Sweet, sticky and heavenly tasting, no State produces more maple syrup than Vermont - and it's top quality, too.
Be sure to stop by a diner for a delicious plate of pancakes drenched in the stuff.