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 Vermont not only has breathtakingly picturesque landscapes and endless scenic places to explore, but the state also has exceptional food, safe cities & towns, great schools, and down-to-earth people.
Skiing has always been a favorite winter pastime in Vermont, and the Burlington region offers many ski opportunities. Here are a few Ski Mountains near the Burlington area.  All are less than an hour from Burlington. 


Stowe Mountain Resort

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Mad River Glen 

Bolton Valley

Sugarbush Resort


Vermont offers a wonderful opportunity for outdoor recreation. Whether your interests are hiking, camping, water sports, golf, biking or any number of other outdoor activities, Vermont recreation has it all. 

A few fun facts about Vermont Recreation
  • Vermont has more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails.
  • Vermont is home to the nation’s first through-hiking trail, the 272 mile Long Trail.
  • There are more than 50 state parks, 100 campgrounds and 8,000 campsites.
  • There are 19 downhill ski areas, nine with more than a 2,000-foot vertical drop, and more than 30 cross-country ski areas.
  • Vermont has 18 mountain biking clubs and a statewide network for trails.
  • Vermont is home to the nation's first ski tow and is Burton Snowboards headquarters.
  • Vermont has more than 65 golf courses. 
  • There are more than 100 covered bridges.

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Get to know Burlington!

Burlington offers city life with a small town feel. The downtown offers an open-air pedestrian marketplace, lined with cafes, restaurants, pubs and local merchants. There are many unique restaurants, serving local organic foods grown by area farmers. Burlington is also home to some of the best microbreweries in the country. 

Our tiny city offers a rich arts and culture scene. Well known musicians frequently play at the area's clubs and the Flynn Center attracts an array of talented, nationally known performers. The galleries in town proudly display the works of local artists and artisans. 

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Vermont is known for its many indoor and outdoor Farmers Markets. You will find locally produced products such as fruit, vegetables, meats, eggs and dairy, baked goods, honey, jams, maple, and much more. Not only do Farmers Markets provide healthy food, they often have live entertainment as well!
There is even a farmers market at the UVM Medical Center!

UVM Medical Center Farmers Market

Burlington Farmers Market

Farmers Markets around the state


When it comes to the arts, Vermont has it all. Long known as a haven for painters, writers, dancers, sculptors and more, art can be found throughout the state. 
Learn more about the Arts in Vermont!


Burlington City Arts

Vermont Arts Council

Vermont Art Guide

Shelburne Museum

Vermont takes great pride in our high educational standards and proven success not only in elementary and secondary but in our post-secondary institutions as well. 


  • Vermont's public schools rank 5th in the nation.
  • Vermont ranks 1st for children's healthcare.
  • Vermont is among the top states for child well-being.
  • Vermont ranks 4th in the US for healthy childhoods.
  • Essex, Vermont (a town just outside of Burlington) is the 2nd safest place in the US to raise children.

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