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Vermont July 4th celebrations range from funky parades and outdoor concerts to festivities on Main Streets and local town greens. If you’re planning on being in Vermont on Independence Day in 2024, here are some of the best places to celebrate. (You can find additional July 4th celebrations in our events section.)

It’s hard to define Adamant.

Mount Philo in Charlotte stands at 968 feet.

Outdoor Vermont farmers markets are a tradition every spring, summer, and fall.

Vermont museums are gearing up for the 2024 season with new exhibits that include mining and minerals, New England culture, Vermont firsts, organs, history and the notion of stains.

Main Street in Poultney features everything you could hope for in a small Vermont town: a book shop, a local pub, a post office, a hardware store and a library.

Bill Vinton taught high school physics and astronomy in St. Johnsbury for 40 years. These days, he’s secretary and treasurer of the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation, home to the Northern Skies Observatory—one of at least nine working Vermont observatories across the state.

What if you could remove the biggest obstacles in your family’s ski experience? The hassle of parking and schlepping gear and children. The lines. Crowds. Tracked out slopes. Simply finding space to move, rest, and play. What would that experience look like? And what would you pay for it? What if we told you there is a special place in Vermont that meets that dream experience?

Pond skimming competitions are a rite of spring in ski culture. Between March and May, ski areas across the world celebrate the end of the season by having skiers and snowboarders gliding across a man-made pond in wild costumes.

Vermont just got over a foot of new snow, but warm weather is around the corner. That means it’s time for fun spring events at ski resorts all over the state. Here are just a few. 

My son has been hitting the slopes since he was a babe, but as we bounce around from Vermont resort to resort, he hasn’t ever experienced the benefit of a seasonal lesson program. Last year I had to ask myself “Is now the time to sign him up for a ski lesson?” It was clear that he was ready to get some professional instruction in parallel skiing. He had good edge awareness and control but was still rocking the wedge a lot. It felt like the right time to set him up with a professional.

Vermont Maple Open House Weekend is a chance to visit sugarhouses around the state for tours, tastings, sugar-on-snow, and more. Dozens of Vermont sugarmakers are participating in the annual event on March 23 and 24, 2024.

Pete and Sandy Gebbie are farmers and skiers with three backyard rope tows. When the snow is good, friends—and sometimes strangers—come over to ski.

There’s something transformative about trying something again for the first time after having a baby. Whether it’s as “simple” as your first stroller walk around town after getting out of the hospital or getting back on skis or snowboard for the first time since the baby arrived, nerves are natural, even if it’s something that you’ve done hundreds of times. 

Late February means Presidents’ Week fun at Vermont ski areas. Vermont’s mountains are celebrating with fun events and activities as many school go on winter break. We’ve put together a list of a select few. Check out your favorite resort’s event calendar for more.

When it comes to Vermont ski history, 1934 was a big year.

Have you ever wondered why Vermont towns or villages have the words center, falls or mills tacked on? 

All Mountain Mama Rachel and her daughter Aria went to Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort, in Jeffersonville, Vermont for a winter experience like no other. 

This is part of the series about learn-to- ski terrain at Vermont ski areas to help parents find the best place for their family to embrace snow sports. Head here for more learn-to tips.

Mount Tom in Woodstock is a small but mighty mountain. The mountain’s environmental legacy, easy public access and central location in the community make it a special place in Vermont.

I’ve been to (almost) every ski area in Vermont, but my kids only rock sweatshirts from one of them. You guessed it. It’s Magic Mountain in Londonderry, Vermont. Magic might be the most humble and yet rad ski area in Vermont. It’s got fun rugged terrain, a no-nonsense vibe, and one of my favorite places to stay, Upper Pass Lodge.

The festive season is here and this year the snow came with it! It’s a perfect time to head to the mountains in Vermont for a few runs with the family. When you’re done making turns, Vermont’s mountain resorts are putting on some great holiday events for the family through the new year. Here are just a few. Check out your favorite resort’s event calendar for more. 

For a small state, Vermont is big on trails. The Long Trail, Catamount Trail, and Kingdom Trails are among the state’s most legendary areas for hiking, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking. Fortunately, access to Vermont winter trails can happen without going to a ski resort or traversing the backcountry. The Green Mountain State is home to a variety of smaller Vermont winter trails and trail networks offering snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

The Vergennes Community Foodshelf, located in a small red building behind the Vergennes Congregational Church, could pass for a tiny general store. The food shelf is open twice a week and is stocked with everything from eggs, milk and meat to vegetables, fruit and pet food.

Actor Jonathan Goldsmith first visited Vermont as a teenager. At that time, the Bronx-born adolescent had no idea he would eventually make the Green Mountains his permanent home.

Snowfall, opening days, ski racing! It may not quite feel like it in your neck of the woods yet but winter is here in Vermont. Are you prepared? If not, we got you covered with our quick and easy ski season checklist to get you and your family winterized. 

Alicia Taylor and Joanna Alpizar met at a pop-up roller-skating event in Burlington. The two BIPOC women became fast friends and are now on a mission to create a public, welcoming, year-round space for roller-skating in Vermont, specifically in the Burlington area.

Looking for Vermont holiday events in 2023? Small-town parades, stunning light displays and holiday markets are just a few of the ways to celebrate the holiday season in the Green Mountain State. Here are just a few Vermont holiday events that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” – Lama Willa

When my daughter Aria and I visited Smugglers’ Notch Resort in 2023 winter was in full swing. A late snowstorm in March blanketed the mountain and surrounding area with fresh powder. We couldn’t have chosen a better time to explore this iconic resort and try a host of their winter activities from snowboarding to tubing to snowshoeing. It was the perfect time to play at Smuggs.

For decades, the mysteries of the Bennington Triangle have captured our imaginations.

It’s almost winter and that means resorts are rolling out season pass deadlines and special deals on lift tickets and lodging. If you’re looking to save a few dollars on your winter adventures this season, check out our pre-season round up of Vermont ski deals. Don’t see your favorite resort listed here? Head to their website or give the reservations line a call for the latest and greatest, but don’t wait! These deals never last long.

The highest peak in Vermont, Mount Mansfield is a popular destination for hiking, especially with the amenities of Stowe Mountain Resort at its base. Pair that with the restaurants and activities in the town of Stowe and it makes for a top-notch destination for families year-round.

The temps are dropping fast in Vermont which means winter is just around the corner. But first, Fall. The colors, the apple cider (and cider donuts!), and family-friendly events at mountain resorts across the state. Here are a few we’ve gathered. For an extra special day, pair one with a hike at your favorite resort. 

Fall is the best time for easy Vermont hikes, especially with kids. The bright foliage and cooler weather make it an ideal time to climb the Green Mountains and enjoy incredible views.

Vermont apple picking season is here in the Green Mountain State. Orchards around the state are ripe with McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Empire, and heirloom varieties that are ready for pick-your-own Vermont apple picking.

Vermont’s fall foliage season is all about scenic drives, apple picking, hiking and exploring small towns. You can’t go wrong wherever you are in Vermont this time of year.

Hiking the Long Trail might mean seeing an old stone wall, a cellar hole, or an abandoned road.

Looking for fun things to do in Vermont in fall? Here are ideas to help you make the most of Vermont fall foliage season. From scenic fall drives and gorgeous hikes to autumn festivals and outdoor activities, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Vermont’s fall foliage season.

Summer is far from over and there’s still time to enjoy the feeling of grass between your toes and dance to some live music or enjoy a movie under the stars. We’ve pulled together a few family-friendly events at resorts around the state. 

Vice president Calvin Coolidge was asleep in his childhood home in Plymouth Notch when the news arrived that President Warren Harding had died.

Butterflies are a big part of Terri Armata’s world.

On Sunday, when it started drizzling, I must confess I didn’t pay much attention to it. However, on Monday morning, as we were inundated with news about another devastating flood in various communities across Vermont, it felt like a sense of déjà vu that struck too close to home.

Vermont summer music festivals and performances are in every corner of the state. If you’re looking for a new way to experience live music, enjoy a variety of locations to soak up summer music at Vermont farms and vineyards.

It’s summer, time for outdoor music, barbecues, and more. We’ve pulled together a list of a few family-friendly summer events to help you kick off summer. 

On a clear spring day, you can see the top of Jay Peak from Spencer Potter’s backyard in Waitsfield. Just steps away from his house on Palmer Lane are a patio, a pond, a burn pile, and a six-hole golf course named Woodchuck Golf that Potter built 19 years ago.

The snow has melted, the sun has come out, and now it’s time to head to the mountains for mountain biking, golf, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, and more. Check out these summertime adventures at Vermont ski resorts. We’re sure that you will find one (or more) for everyone in your family to enjoy.

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