Like Rhode Island,
another New England colony that quickly established its Revolutionary
credentials, Vermont became an upstart in the War for Independence
dating back to its earliest days.
Vermont in the popular imagination is most famous for its indepedent spirit as well as for its natural stores of maple syrup and Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
Its reputation also endures as an East Coast skiing capital featuring world famous Vermont ski resorts at Killington, Sugarbush. Yet another skiing mecca, Stowe, is also connected to
"Sound of Music" fame with the Trapp Family Lodge located there.
Major Vermont tourist attractions include summer vacation fun at Lake Champlain (left); world class
skiing at Vermont ski resorts (middle); and spectacular foliage tours throughout the state in the fall.
Discover acrobats, tight rope walkers, comedians,
great music, and more at Festival of Fools,
Burlington's late summer fling in August.
Check out our 2024 Vermont travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening throughout the state with dates, locations and official links for more information.
April 26 - April 28, 2024 -- Vermont Maple Festival St. Albans -- Get sappy and join the crowds for sugarhouse tours, a pancake breakfast, a food and craft show, live music, kids' activities and more.
June 14 - June 16, 2024 -- Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival Quechee -- Watch the skies fill with colorful balloons, and enjoy a tethered ride while your there, plus check out the live music stage, food and craft vendors, and fun kids' acivities.
August 2 - Augustr 4, 2024 -- Festival of Fools Burlington - Acrobats, dancers, sketch comedy and a live music stage ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous at this hilariously fun summerfest.
August 13 - August 17, 2024 -- Vermont State Fair - A real down home country fair with a petting zoo for the kids, deep fried fair food and, of course, maple syrup ice cream (!) plus a popular demolition derby for kids of all ages.
Labor Day weekend, 2024 -- New World Festival Randolph -- Head for the Chandler Center for the Arts for Celtic and French Canadian music and dance performances .on 5 stages.
• Vermont is one of only four U.S. states that does not allow billboard advertising. The other three are Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine.
• Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States, churning out 35 percent of the nation’s supply or about 500,000 gallons a year.
• Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonalds.
• Did you see that? "Champ" is the name given to a reputed monster living in Lake Champlain.
More about Vermont travel & tourism around the Web:
Vermont Vacation -
The official site with a warm welcome and plenty of facts & information on
the state's winter and summer attractions including guides to skiing, fall foliage,
farms and nature trails plus recipes, pictures & feature stories, maps, driving
Vermont - One-stop browsing for a link directory of shops, restaurants,
hotels, major attractions, town & city guides, ski resorts, foliage reports
and lots more.
Is Vermont - Find down-home charm at this community site offering Southern
Vermont news & updates, history and local lore, weather reports, schedule
of events in art & theater.