A treat for every season

This tiny northeastern state — home to rolling mountains, peaceful forests and shimmering lakes — sets the scene for a fantastic outdoorsy getaway. Warm summer temperatures draw hikers and bikers, while winter brings out skiers to the state’s coveted slopes.

With New York to the west and New Hampshire to the east, Vermont is home to verdant maple forests and horizons interrupted by the ebb and flow of the Green Mountains, which run north to south through the center of the state. The mountains beckon, no matter the season. As temperatures drop, the ski slopes in the tiny town of Stowe heat up. And in the summer, the hiking trails in Green Mountain National Forest at the southern end of the state see plenty of action, while Lake Champlain on the northwest border is peppered with boats. Visit Vermont in spring to witness the tapping of the trees by maple syrup producers, or in fall to witness the trees donning their fiery autumnal hues.