Sunrise creeps over the ridge line, deepening the pale blue of the early morning sky reflected in the river. Eagles, osprey, herons, and songbirds rush through the air. Mule deer graze quietly downstream, and a suspicious rustling in the willows on the far bank may just be a black bear and her cubs coming down for a morning drink.
Do you associate a trip to Vermont with seeing the fall colors? Or hitting the ski slopes in the winter? Why stop there? Summer attractions in Vermont’s mountains are increasing and Vermont is going to be a summer destination as well. If you love visiting Vermont in the winter, now you have to come back and check out these summer attractions. Or for Vermont natives, spend some of your summer checking out these great activities! Here is a list of some of the attractions you can visit this summer in Vermont.
Rivers in the Rocky Mountains offer a truly unique whitewater experience. Having carved their way through deep gorges of limestone, granite or sandstone, their currents are swift and wild. Besides views that are almost incomprehensibly beautiful, western rivers offer heart-pounding rapids formed by their iconic ‘rocky’ namesakes.
Colorado natives and tourists alike love Vail for its towering peaks, amazing ski slopes, and top-rated accommodations. But did you know that Vail is also a destination for the summer? This year Vail plans to open new summer attractions that will provide fun for the whole family. When you plan a summer trip to Vail, you will not be disappointed by all the activities and new attractions that Vail has added for your enjoyment. According to an article from the Vail Daily, Hans Vollrath—who spent 20 years working for Disney—is the mastermind behind the additions called the Epic Discovery. Vollrath’s goal isn’t to create a theme park, like Disney, but rather develop more ways for people to connect with nature.
Ah, yes … Steamboat, Colorado, you know it well. It’s where you go when you want to experience the sheer exhilaration of a gondola ride up Mt. Werner; feel the adrenaline rush of speeding down the alpine slide; enjoy the beauty of a nature hike with family or friends, or relax while listening to music played by a local band in Gondola Square … all summer favorites that visitors look forward to each year.
Anyone who has ever been on a roller coaster knows the thrill of dipping, looping, curving, and speeding around wooden or steel-tracks in a securely built coaster car, with your eyes wide shut, and your hands in the air. Oh, how exciting it is!