Being physically active can be so much fun in Vermont! With easy access to outdoor activities, Vermont offers something for everyone. The Forests, Parks and Recreation web site has excellent Outdoor Activities and Partners and Resources pages listing organizations that specialize in everything from rock climbing to outdoor education. Click on a topic below to learn more or visit our Get Outdoors! web page.
- ATV Trails
- Birdwatching and wildlife watching
- Cliffs closed for falcon nesting
- Mountain biking
- Mud season outdoor recreation
- Outdoor recreation activities in Vermont
- Skiing and snowboarding
- State Parks
- Trail maps and guides
- Trail running
- Vermont Days
- Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge
- Winter access in State Parks
Green Mountain Audubon Society is an incredible resource for information about birding hotsopts, birdwatching events, and bird habitat conservation in Vermont.
The Vermont Center for Ecostudies promotes wildlife conservation across Vermont and the Americas, with a particular interest in birds. They conduct several different citizen science intitiatives involving birdwatchers in Vermont including Mountain Birdwatch and Vermont Forest Bird Monitoring Program.
Fish and Wildlife's Wildlife Resources includes information about bird and wildlife watching.
Watch Wildlife webpage details many resources for viewing wildlife in Vermont.
Wildlife Viewing in Vermont offers deatils about some of the state's most popular animals to watch.
Each year from April to August, Vermont Fish and Wildlife closes portions of cliffs (and trails leading to them) where falcons are nesting.
The Green Mountain Club, maintaining the Vermont's Long Trail, the Appalachian Trail in Vermont, and over 500 miles of hiking trails, is a great resource for maps, news, and hiking around the state.
Mountain bike trails are generally not open during mud season.
Ski Vermont is a website providing resources for skiing news, deals, and finding a resort in Vermont.
Ride Vermont provides the same information geared towards snowboarders.
The Catamount Trail Association maintanes a cross-country ski trail that runs the length of Vermont.
Vermont Outdoor Guide Association's Winter Recreation webpage offers information skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, ice climbing, ice fishing, and more.
Vermont Days offer free day-use admission to all Vermont State Parks for the entire weekend, free fishing events and free entrance to State historic sites. Check the Vermont State Parks website or the Vermont Vacation website for up-coming dates.