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Northern Vermont's Stowe, and the Northeast Kingdom and Jay Peak area, may be most famous for their east-coast powder—it's enough to make the whole state a New England treasure. Let's not forget, though, that the same pristine sylvan Green Mountain beauty and that inspires so thoroughly all winter long turns lush green in the summer, making for world-class summer mountain resorts vacation experience as well!
New England Charm
Vermont's mountain ranges are part of the Appalachian, which run from the southern United States all the way to the Gaspé Peninsula in the Province of Quebec. The main mountain range is the Green Mountain, which is the oldest mountains in New England. The Green Mountain provides the impetus for all the recreational and vacation activities that abound in perfect vacation area of northern section of the state of Vermont. As soon as the warm sunshine of spring arrives, the sap starts running in the maples, and Vermont becomes a world-renowned sugar shack. The very best, until you've had Vermont Maple Syrup, you've no idea yet what the real thing tastes like! Visiting a sugar shack and getting in on the process can be a highlight of any vacation.
Things to Do
Places like Jay Peak become championship golf courses come summer, while other newly revealed land blesses us with one of the most highly ranked golf courses in the nation. But that's just one example of the way in which Vermont undergoes a metamorphosis, providing us with so many things to do in this state of pristine beauty. While the rest of the country suffers from scorching temperatures, Vermont's Green Mountains remains pleasant and comfortable to play tennis, hike, bike, canoe, fish, and kayak, browse the wonderful shops and artisan's galleries, restaurant and outdoor café scene or just kick back and take in the scenery. While you're out and about and while there's still snow on the peaks, Vermont is already rolling in the green grass pastures that make for such rich dairy as goes into world-famous Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory (take a tour—a great family vacation activity).
Vermont has many miles of mountain bike and in-line skating trails and roadways. Are there any fishermen in the family? If you've not yet gone fly fishing, you've been missing out! Visit one of the shops up that way to learn about this ancient art. You'll be surprised at the sheer volume of flies there are that have been tied (Trout fishing in the Vermont’s many lakes and streams - usually starts in mid April). It won't be long, though, before you'll have that count and motion down, and be doing your part in the catch & release program sponsored by the state's department of fish & wildlife.
The working class culture is a big thing in Vermont. You'll find everything from antique shops and art galleries to working blacksmiths, to dairy farms making, local cheeses to live venues galore all summer long. Concert programs, as well as music festivals, arts and crafts shows, historical and specialty museums are also worth checking out. You'll be surprised what you can learn in them!
Northern Vermont is a place where angels sing in the sounds of nature. If you sit really quite, you'll begin to hear them too. Treat yourself this summer, to one of the richest, most pristine states.
Summer Vacation Deals
There's nothing quite like Vermont's pristine splendor. You'll want to rise early and be up late, so you don't miss a moment of nature's perfect playground! Start planning and getting great northern Vermont vacation deals and discounts. Just pick from the list to the left of the screen and start saving with plans for a spring, summer, or fall vacation now.
Featured Blog PostsEvery summer, the Stowe, Vermont region is transformed into a sun-filled wonderland, rolling green hills meet large mountains, lakes and rivers glimmer and shine in the sun and visitors flock from all over to experience these idyllic summer months in Vermont. It’s also a paradise for golfers, for such a small state there are over […]Photo Courtesy of Green Mountain Inn
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