- Rob Donnelly
- Daytripper 2019
I wasn't born in Vermont, but I've lived here almost 15 years, long enough to know one essential truth about summer here: It's glorious.
From woodsy walks to strenuous hikes, lake dips to river wading, the natural beauty of our state provides the perfect playground for summer exploration. Add to that farms with cows to milk, cheese to sample and berries to pick; historic sites, art museums and science centers; and delicious locally sourced food, and you've got yourself a fun-filled, action-packed summer.
To help make the most of your warm-weather days, Kids VT is proud to present our third annual Daytripper guide — designed both for local families and those just visiting. We've divided the publication into sections that represent the best this state has to offer: mountains and beaches, casual eats and sweet treats, and everything in between. We've even included a section called Quirky Vermont, where you'll find off-the-beaten-path attractions that will have you thinking Only in Vermont... Though this guide is focused on the summer months, many of the locations featured are open to visitors year-round.
We've included a wide variety of destinations — some suitable for the youngest explorers and others better for the big kids. Many are free or low-cost. We've also made sure to feature attractions in different parts of the state.
Though our state may be small, another thing I've learned from living here is that there's no shortage of new and exciting places to explore. We hope this guide will help your family discover those special spots this summer.