Vermont is a four-season vacation destination that should be noticed. Whether you are planning a trip with your young children or a getaway with friends, Vermont has options for all ages. Vermont is a place but also a state of mind that revels in outdoor beauty, good food, and the preservation of unique small towns and cities. Central Vermont is home to the Green Mountain National Forest, which welcomes visitors for leaf-peeping during fall foliage, snow sports, photography, hiking, camping, and more. Killington, VT, a four-season destination, has world-class nightlife, great restaurants, and luxury lodgings against a stunning mountain backdrop. Take a drive through the area's many historic covered bridges. The Mad River Valley, hugging Route 100 through the towns of Warren and Waitsfield, VT, is known as a winter destination for snow sports at the vast Sugarbush and the daring "ski it if you can" Mad River Glen.
If it is winter, get your nostalgic fun on a sleigh ride at Mountain Top Inn in Central Vermont. You can find plenty of skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at Killington, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Sugarbush, and Okemo while the indoor people curl up next to a blazing fire. In Northern Vermont, ski or snowboard at some of the state's top ski areas, like Stowe or Jay Peak. Or go ice skating or ice fishing on Lake Champlain. Tasty adventures include tours at Cabot's Cabot Cheese visitor center or the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory in Waterbury, VT. An easy drive from New York City, southern Vermont is graced with excellent fall foliage and all the pleasures of the Green Mountain state: