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100 Things to Do in Vermont

A Summer of Endless Fun

There is never a shortage of things to do when you visit Vermont in the summer. Don’t believe us? Here are 100 ways to spend your summer with us:

girl pulling little girl in a wagon at Shelburne Museum

1. Take an improv class at Vermont Comedy Club

2. Make your own set of earrings or ukulele at the Milton Artists’ Guild Art Center & Gallery

3. Dress down, pack a picnic basket and head to the mountains, or dress up and head to a historic venue to listen to a Vermont Symphony Orchestra concerto

4. Kiss a donkey at Allenholm Farm

5. Take a sweet tour at Lake Champlain Chocolates

6. Catch your dinner with Cloud Nine Fishing Charters

7. Travel back to 1923 on Shelburne Museum’s 220-foot steamboat, Ticonderoga 

8. Or step back into the 18th century at the Ethan Allen Homestead Museum

9. Become a community gardener at the Intervale Center 

10. Or take a gardening class at Gardener’s Supply Company

11. Explore the grounds and see cheese being made at Shelburne Farms

12. Race pedal cars at Vermont Granite Museum

13. Get a behind the scenes tour of your favorite Vermont brewery with a Burlington Brew Tour

14. Check out Vermont’s oldest settlement and take in the beauty of Lake Champlain at St. Anne’s Shrine

15. Get an unconventional tour of the Burlington bike path with Burlington Segways

16. Or rent a bike and head down the bike path on your own with Local Motion

17. Eat your way through history with the Burlington Edible History Tour

18. Rent a coach through Best in VT Tours for a wine-filled and worry-free day with your friends 

19. Or head to Snow Farm Vineyard on your own for their summer concert series

20. Or head to Shelburne Vineyard to pair your wine with some bluegrass and barbeque

paddlesurfing on lake champlain

21. Set sail with a Whistling Man Schooner’s two-hour cruise of Lake Champlain

22. People watch on the Church Street Marketplace

23. Fill up on cheese tastings at Cabot Farmers’ Store

24. Treat yourself to a specialized massage with CBD oils at Brilliant Massage Therapy

25. Speak like a local and order yourself a “cremee” at Burlington Bay Market & Cafe

26. Or head to Palmer Lane Maple and order a maple cremee and purchase some award-winning maple syrup

27. Take a hot yoga class at Queen City Yoga

28. Or do yoga with a beer in your hand with Switchback Brewery’s Stretch and Sip

29. Go boating with your friends at the Champlain Fleet Club

30. Pack a cooler and your inflatable swan for a beach day at any of Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront’s public beaches

31. Enjoy free music at lunch courtesy of Burlington City Arts’ Summer Concert Series

32. Rent a paddleboard and explore Lake Champlain on your own with Paddlesurf Champlain

33. Or rent a kayak at the Town of Colchester’s Bayside Beach

34. Check out 70-plus live species at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

35. Take a sailing lesson at Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

36. Hit the greens at Burlington Country Club

37. Or tee up at Vermont National Country Club

38. Or try your luck at Essex Country Club

39. Or try a whole other type of golfing entirely with Jay Peak Ski & Summer Resort’s disc golf course

40. Cool off at any of Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s eight pools

champlain valley train

41. Swap your skis for a mountain bike at Bolton Valley Resort

42. Fly without wings with Sugarbush Resort’s zipline

43. Catch a show at Higher Ground

44. Head to trivia night at Ri Ra The Irish Pub

45. Or head to trivia night at Waterworks Food + Drink

46. Eat and drink your way through Artsriot’s Food Trucks

47. Take your weekend brunch plans to the lake with the Spirit of Ethan Allen

48. Or take in the beauty of Lake Champlain with Lake Champlain Transportation

49. Kick back in Burlington’s one and only moving lounge, Lounge 91, on the Green Mountain Railroad

50. Head out to dinner with your pup at Vermont Pub & Brewery

51. Or take Fido out for a beer at Magic Hat Brewery & Artifactory

52. Impress your friends at your next dinner party with a cocktail making class at Mad River Distillers

53. And then really get your friends talking about how great of a host you are with a cooking class at the Essex Resort & Spa

54. But make sure to purchase all your supplies first at Kiss the Cook

55. And City Market

56. And Cheese and Wine Traders

57. Plan a camping trip at Lone Pine Campsite

58. Or Shelburne Campground

59. Or Apple Island Resort

60. Pay respect to all Ben & Jerry’s abandoned ice cream flavors at their factory flavor graveyard

Farm to Ballet

61. Spend Saturday morning at Burlington Farmer’s Market

62. But grab coffee first at Brio Coffeeworks

63. Take a Lorax-approved tour of Burlington’s foliage with Burlington Tree Tours

64. Or appreciate all the critters that live in the trees at the Birds of Vermont Museum

65. Explore phenomenal art by a local artist at Montstream Studio

66. Celebrate Vermont’s agriculture roots with a Ballet Vermont Farm to Ballet performance

67. Spend a rainy day climbing at Petra Cliffs Climbing Center

68. Or catch a movie at Essex Outlets & Cinema

69. Or catch a movie at Maple Tree Place

70. Or spend that rainy day making a new best friend at Vermont Teddy Bear

71. Head to the Champlain Valley Exposition for the Vermont Quilt Festival

72. And stay at the Champlain Valley Exposition for the best week of summer, the Champlain Valley Fair

73. Spend some time shopping at the University Mall

74. Or head to downtown Burlington to hit up some unique shops like Common Deer

75. And ECCO…Clothes for Women

76. And Jess (Boutique)

77. And Michael Kehoe

78. And Tick Tock Jewelers

79. And Old Gold

80. And Vermont Flannel Company

Discover Jazz trumpet player

81. And April Cornell

82. And Bennington Potters North

83. Head antiquing at SCHIPS Treasure Resale Shop

84. Or Tinkers Barn

85. Or Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace

86. Catch any of the amazing, award-winning performers at the Discover Jazz Festival

87. Or catch amazing performances throughout the year at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

88. Schedule a date for tea at Dobra Tea

89. Or scrap the tea for coffee with a date at Kestrel Coffee Roasters

90. Grab a beer and catch live music at Foam Brewers

91. And then head next door for even more music and beer at Skinny Pancake

92. Catch some local theater with a Lyric Theatre Company production

93. Learn all about the history surrounding Lake Champlain at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at Basin Harbor

94. And then grab the family to book a fun-filled weekend getaway at Basin Harbor Resort

95. Drink like a viking at Groennfell Meadery

96. Grab a hot dog and a can at Citizen Cider

97. Grab some peanuts and Cracker Jacks and root, root for the home team at a Vermont Lake Monsters game

98. Check out a Vermont Film Festival screening at Main Street Landing

99. Plan a memorable Lake Champlain outing with friends courtesy of Captain Mike’s Sailing

100. Spend the day documenting all the wonderful sights and sounds of Vermont with #experiencevermont

Keep the Good Times Rolling

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