Whether you're taking an extended solo hike on the Long Trail or spending a weekend with the family at your favorite State Park, getting outdoors in Vermont is always spectacular and restorative.
Getting Active Outdoors
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.
Additionally, the Vermont State Parks has specific information related to enjoying Vermont's public parks.
Vermont is proud to celebrate over 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We have some great places to see, and some good information for accessibility resources.
- Accessible Activities (FPR)
When we think of Vermont, many of us envision beautiful mountains undulating under a blanket of colorful fall foliage. But don't forget to look for the abundant wildlife living amongst those trees, soaring above those mountains and sustained by the streams tumbling down towards our lakes and rivers.
You hear it all the time, children who spend time outdoors reap tremendous physical and psychological benefits just by getting out and connecting with nature. But it's not just kids who profit from better emotional equilibrium and physical health - adults do, too! If you're looking for ideas to get your whole family outside, here are a few suggestions.
- Vermont State Parks for Families
- Venture Vermont Outdoor Challenge
- Conservation Education from the Fish and Wildlife Department
- Conservation Education from the Forests, Parks and Recreation Department