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Vermont travel is perfect for fun family activities & things to do with kids

Families with kids can find year-round fun in Vermont in the mountains for skiing, snowboarding, zip lines and canopy tours. Fun family adventures can include swimming and fishing, history museums and children's museums, and fun farm visits. Celebrations, festivals and activities for kids and adults happen year-round at the elegant Stowe ski area, reminiscent of grand European ski resorts. Lots of lodgings and waterfront resorts provide welcome and fun diversions for kids.

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Lake Swimming at Camp Plymouth State Park - Your Place in Vermont - Okemo Valley
Okemo Valley - Your Place in Vermont

Lots to do and see from your perfect perch in the family-friendly Okemo Valley

Fun activities and attractions, comfortable accommodations, countless dining options: It’s no wonder families love visiting and staying in the Okemo Valley. Places to play include ski slopes and trails, skating rinks, rock-climbing centers, hiking trails and bike parks. You can visit the baby goats on a farm, fly down the mountain on a coaster track or through the trees on a zip line. Pick apples in an orchard or go on a snowmobile tour. Take a scenic train ride, go horseback riding or hang gliding. Lots of great places to shop, too, from country stores to unique boutiques. Stay in a mountain resort with indoor and outdoor pools, a hotel with a playground or a tucked-away inn with family-style dining.
Scott Farm - VT - Family Activities
Scott Farm

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT Phone: 802-254-6868

At its core, apple-picking at this orchard is the ultimate in great family activities

Years from now, when your kids are old enough to reminisce about their childhood, it’s a guarantee that one of the family activities they will remember most fondly is apple-picking. So start to create that memory today at the Scott Farm Orchard, a 571-acre farm where “pick your own” means gorgeous, ecologically grown heirloom apples and strolls through beautiful surroundings. The farm, in active cultivation since 1791 and now owned by landmark Trust USA and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, grows over 130 varieties of apples, including Jonagold, Gala, Honeycrisp (a kids’ favorite) and Fuji. Stop in at the Farm market, with pies from fresh-picked fruits, apple cider, pumpkins and other regional fare. Check the website for pick-your-own updates.
Garden - Shelburne Museum on U.S. Route 7 - Shelburne, VT - Photo Credit Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Museum

U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10 Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3346

This super-cool museum on the edge of Lake Champlain is filled with unusual attractions that are sure to entertain every person in the family. Kids and parents will love the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Ticonderoga, which was a workhourse of passenger and cargo transportation on the lake for decades in the 19th century. Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s most eclectic museums of art, Americana, and design, displaying 150,000 objects on 45 acres in 25 historic New England buildings. There's even a lighthouse. A full day of family fun waits here.
Hours: Open Tues-Sun May 15 through late October, 10am - 5pm.
Museum Admission: Adults $25, Ages 13-17 $14, Ages 5-12 $12, Under 5 Free. Discounts available for VT residents, students, seniors, Museum or AAA members, and active military.
Store at Shelburne Farms - Shelburne, VT - Photo Credit Daria Bishop
Shelburne Farms

1611 Harbor Road Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-8686

This environmental education center on the shores of Lake Champlain invites the public to learn about environmental conservation. Visits start at the Welcome Center with a slide show and samples of the farm’s award-winning cheddar. Kids and families can then explore the walking trails and activities at the Farm Barn, including the Children's Farmyard. The Farm Store is open for online ordering for pickup and in-store shopping.
Hours: Open year-round daily 10am - 6pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Rock of Ages Quarry - Barre, VT
Rock of Ages Quarry and Manufacturing

558 Graniteville Road Barre, VT, 05654 Phone: 866-748-6877

Learn about quarrying and try it for yourself. The Cut-In-Stone Activity Center offers hands-on activities for children and adults. Sandblast-a-souvenir allows kids to create a memento of their visit. Other activities include geology explorations and learning the hand signals of the quarry derrickman. Check for seasonal changes in programs.
ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center - Burlington, VT
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

One College Street Burlington, VT, 05401 Phone: 802-864-1848

This maritime-oriented science museum is located right on the shore of Lake Champlain, and its expertise is to study and enjoy the natural history of the Lake Champlain Basin. A visit to ECHO is a wonderful science and ecology expedition for children and families. Lots of expert work has gone into creating permanent exhibits about the ecology, wildlife, plant life, and Native human inhabitants of the region. Plenty of changing exhibits and fun seasonal activities to encourage kids to get involved in this fascinating maritime world. ECHO is open year round, 10am - 5pm daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day.