Mount Snow - Stratton


Vermont is for lovers. And spring and summer come just a little sooner in the southern part of the state. Places like Stratton, Mount Snow, and Manchester Center are transformed from world-class ski resorts to world-class golf resorts and mountain summer activities and sports paradises.

On Mountain Summer Fun

Stratton Mountain's spring training begins improving golfers, teaching them to “shave strokes off” their games, while tennis pros help their students' performance. The Alpine Slide at Bromley Mountain lets gravity to do the work in the summer as well. Paintball, hiking, canoe and kayak tours, mountain biking and gondola rides gear up and nearby off the mountain you can visit the back roads by tour, or check out the British School of Falconry. Theaters, gardens, off-road tours, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, antique shops and much more all await summer visitors to southern Vermont. In the fall time of year, the spectacular foliage and turning colors of the hard woods leaves, makes for a huge attraction bringing many sightseers to the area. Strait from the presses comes apple cider, many local delights that are made from local ingredients like; maple syrup, fruit fresh from orchards, and garden vegetables. Check out the fantastic local cuisine and dining options that abound with family deals and discounts on restaurants, to upscale romantic candlelight dinners and meals

Things to Do

The entirety of southern Vermont is picture-perfect, but there are still ways to make it better. Mountain bikers and cyclists are sure to enjoy exploring and taking in the back roads as they ride. Or perhaps you'd rather find a stable and do your exploring by horseback? There are plenty of those available too! Vermont is well known for its history with Morgan and other quality horses. The Manchester Horse Show in East Dorset runs every weekend from early July through mid-August. Perhaps you'd enjoy learning about Alpaca farming at French Hollow Alpacas in Bondville, or visit the Merck Forest and Farmland Center to see a real buffalo ranch?

It never does get really hot in Vermont. Many come up to escape the heat where they live, when the months at home are hottest. That's as good a reason as any to come see the breathtaking beauty and pristine mountain and meadow sights. There's always something to see or do, and comfortable weather to do it in. Manchester Music Festival, for example, or the Concerts at Hildene series, Concerts on the Green, sponsored by Manchester and the Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce, is free to the pubic. Shoppers are pleased to find world-renown brand names at factory outlet stores. You'll also find shops specializing in antique quilts and local craftsmen and artisans show off their wares as well.

There are simply too many things to do in southern Vermont. Come visit this summer and see an outdoor music concert or take a thrill ride down and alpine slide or ride a chairlift up a mountain and hike down. All it takes is once and you'll be coming back year after year. Take advantage of all the travel deals and vacation discounts in this part of the state. Make Vermont your spring, summer or fall mountain vacation resort destination and you'll find out firsthand that Vermont really is for its lovers!

Summer Vacation Savings

It has all that you dream about in a vacation spot. Come and take full advantage of all that this area has to offer, from lakes and mountains to quaint village shops and fine dining. And when it comes to recreation and activity discounts and deals, the VT area offers an abundance of fishing, canoeing, hiking, boating, biking, sailing, sight seeing, shopping, and family vacation fun.

Photo Courtesy of Vermont Tourism