Vermont truly is an outdoor wonderland. When choosing holiday rental home in Vermont, you can choose a mountain cabin or a lakeside retreat. Either will prove to be a lovely home base for all of your activities.
When on holiday to Vermont, there are plenty of activities no matter the time of year you visit. During the winter, you can take advantage of the snowfall and icy weather by trying your hand at ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, snowboarding or skiing. Beginners will be able to find instructors to help them learn just about any of these winter sports. If you visit during the fall, you will be witness to the spectacular sight of the leaves changing colour. The green leaves turn to fiery shades of yellow, orange and red and seem to light up the sky with their brilliant colours. The fall is also when the maple harvests occur. You will be able to visit small, family owned maple farms and learn about how this sweet treat is harvested and processed today, as well as how it was done in the past. In the summer, you can swim, boat, dive as well as explore the gorgeous scenery on one of the many hiking or biking trails.
Vermont might be a little state, but it has dozens of attractions that will appeal to every family member. There are several farm museums, such as the Billings Farm & Museum. This dairy farm also boasts a museum about every day rural life in Vermont. The kids will enjoy a visit to Bromley’s Sun Mountain Adventure Park. There are thrill rides, a water park and the longest zip line in New England. Those who love history must stop by Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home which was built by the son of the 16th United States president.
The weather in Vermont is typical of the northern part of the United States. There are four distinct seasons, and each has their charm. The winters get quite cold with an average temperature of about -9 degrees. Many travellers flock to Vermont for the wonderful skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling available during this time. The summers in Vermont can be quite hot and humid with an average temperature of just over 19 degrees, with some days getting as high as 30 degrees. There is some rainfall each month with an average of about 5 to 10 cm per month. In the winter months, when the most precipitation occurs, one is more likely to see snow than rain.
There are several airports in Vermont, the most well used is Burlington International Airport (BTV). Those travelling to Vermont from overseas will usually have to enter the country in a larger city, such as New York or Boston, and then take a connecting flight to Vermont.