A weekend getaway in Vermont is a nature lovers' paradise. Famed for its lush scenery, craft beers, and walking excursions, you can while away the weekends in this delightfully quaint corner of the United States. Don't forget to stop by the original Ben and Jerry's shop to sample the world's favorite ice cream in the place where it was invented.
Enjoy a weekend getaway in Vermont
The state capital, Montpelier, is an excellent base for a weekend getaway in Vermont. Despite a tiny population of just over 8,000 people, this small but pretty city boasts attractions such as Vermont State House and the Vermont Historical Society Museum. The weekend farmers' market sells fresh and organic produce, or opt for an open-air concert on the lawn of the State House in this classic American town.
The emphasis of weekend getaways in Vermont is put on exploring the great outdoors. Head to Lake Champlain to spend the day fishing and exploring the shoreside lighthouses. In the winter Killington, the largest ski resort in the east of the country, is buzzing with outdoor sports enthusiasts. An alternative ski destination is Sugarbush – also a popular golf site in the summer months when the snow melts to reveal lush rolling hills.
The best weekend getaways in Vermont encapsulate not only the experience of nature but also sampling some of the State's edible delights. Fresh Tracks Winery and Vineyard is the place to go to for locally produced wines, and the Green Mountain Coffee Cafe serves a delicious range of coffees and cakes. Famed for its maple syrup, Goodrich's farm offers free tours of the family-owned institution where you can see how the award-winning produce is made.