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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Vermont

Cabot Creamery

The largest cheese producer in the state crowns a leafy hillside just east of Montpelier, Vermont’s capital. Tour the plant, learn about the dairy industry, and sample award-winning cheddars.

2878 Main St., Cabot, VT, 800-837-4261,
Tags: family | things to do | tour | culinary | cheese

Designer Goods

Designer goods along the lines of Escada, Coach, and Armani can be had at steep discounts at the Manchester Designer Outlets in the southern part of the state.

Manchester Designer Outlets, 32 Depot St., VT, 802-362-3736,
Tags: smart splurge | things to do | designer

Harlow’s Sugar House

Maple products are always for sale at this 80-year-old sugarhouse, but if you visit in March, you can watch the syrup being made from scratch. Closed January and February.

563 Bellows Falls Rd., VT, 802-387-5852,
Tags: family | budget | things to do | culinary


This 412-acre estate, complete with a stately Georgian mansion, was the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s son. Visitors can take walking tours through the property’s gardens and the home’s interior.

off Route 7a, VT, 802-362-1788,
Tags: family | things to do | architecture | history | gardens

Jay Peak

With over 50 miles of skiable terrain, 100-plus acres of off-piste routes, and four terrain parks, Jay Peak, located 60 miles from Vermont's Burlington International Airport (BTV), offers a nice mix of options for skiers and boarders of all ages. Tip: If you're traveling from D.C. or New York City, consider hopping aboard the Amtrak Vermonter, which terminates in St. Albans, Vermont, about 45 minutes from the resort. See our Jay Peak Travel Guide.

4850 VT Route 242, VT, 802-988-2611,
Tags: skiing | things to do


Seven mountains and 200 trails comprise this mega-resort. They also have one of the longest ski seasons (it runs from November through April). See our Killington Travel Guide.

4763 Killington Rd., VT, 802-422-6200,
Tags: family | skiing | things to do


Peaceful Middlebury is jam-packed with worthwhile sights, including Middlebury College, the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, the University of Vermont’s horse farm, and the Vermont Folklife Center.

Tags: hiking | things to do | culture | history | museum | sports

Montshire Museum of Science

This hands-on museum has exhibits devoted to ecology, technology, and science. Activities include exploring outdoor river trails, a “walk” through all the planets, and viewing live honeybees and turtles.

1 Montshire Rd., VT, 802-649-2200,
Tags: family | things to do | museum


This ski area boasts a 2,200-foot vertical drop and 113 trails catering to all levels from novice to expert. There are also 14 miles of cross-country trails and eight miles of snowshoe trails.

77 Okemo Ridge Rd., VT, 800-786-5366,
Tags: family | skiing | things to do

Shelburne Farms

This landmark is part of a 1,400-acre working organic farm, laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, the famed Central Park designer. Visitors can stay at the 24-room inn, work on an organic farm, or enroll in workshops held in converted dairy barns.

1611 Harbor Rd., VT, 802-985-8498,
Tags: family | inn | things to do


Nestled on Mt. Mansfield (the state's highest peak at 4,400 feet), this picturesque village is iconic Vermont with its cozy inns, ski access, and excellent dining and shopping. See our Stowe Travel Guide.

Tags: family | skiing | things to do | culinary


Skiers will find three separate ski areas at this swanky resort located in a charming village at the mountain base. The meticulously groomed trails make for smooth downhill skiing. Their learning park is ideal for novices. See our Stratton Travel Guide.

R.R.1, VT, 802-297-2200,
Tags: family | skiing | things to do

Taftsville Country Store

Stock up on local Vermont products such as maple syrup, a wide selection of smoked meats, jams, and, of course, dozens of cheeses, at this large country store.

404 Woodstock Rd., VT, 802-457-1135,
Tags: things to do

The Long Trail

America’s oldest long-distance path winds its way through Vermont’s rugged, mountainous terrain as it stretches 270-miles from Massachusetts to Canada. The most hike-able stretch runs two miles from Route 108 to the chin of Mt. Mansfield.

VT, 802-244-7037,
Tags: hiking | skiing | things to do | outdoors | history

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