With thousands of acres and hundreds of miles of trails within Southern Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest offers endless opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy year-round outdoor recreation. There are rugged mountaintops to secluded streams for enjoying bird-watching, berry picking, paddleboating, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and more. In addition, over 200 years of history offer accessibility to buildings, battlefields and museums throughout southern Vermont.
Nearly 40 covered bridges, many on the National Register of Historic Places, may be enjoyed along the country roads and pastoral highways of Central Vermont. Seventeen state and twenty-nine private campgrounds offer overnight facilities for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to the state-owned public facilities, Green Mountain National Forest offers hiking, picnicking, swimming, bird-watching, paddleboating, winter sports and more.
Northern Vermont is known for the beautiful natural features of Lake Champlain, Cold Hollow and Lowell Mountains where people enjoy year-round recreation including hiking, mountain biking, scenic driving, viewing wildlife, whitewater boating, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.