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Those looking for things to do in Vermont won't have to bend around billboards to find them. The state prohibits advertisements along its roadways, offering a clear, unobstructed view of its rolling mountains, glacial lakes, and lush greenscapes.
In the northern region, the Northeast Kingdom teems with trails built for every season. These trails offer scenic vistas for hikers, bicyclists, cross-country skiers, and those spying New England's famous autumnal foliage. At Lake Willoughby, a glacial lake in the Northeast Kingdom, kayakers take in serene vistas and fishers cast into a bounty of freshwater fish. The majestic peaks of the Green Mountains cover lots of ground in Vermont—as does the Long Trail. This hiking trail spans the length of the state, leading hikers through alpine bogs, dense forests, and meandering springs.
But those who prefer to travel by car instead of foot won't lack for things to do. Vermont's scenic roads pass through quaint towns such as Stowe, nestled in a picturesque valley full of charming bed and breakfasts. There, towering above the town’s shopping district, skiers and snowboarders descend the powdery slopes at Stowe Mountain Resort. Just 20-minutes west in Burlington, home of the University of Vermont, culture reigns supreme. Catch a show at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts, or take in the eclectic circus exhibit at the Shelburne Museum.
Of course, there’s not just plenty to do and see in Vermont, there’s also plenty to taste. Smack dab in Waterbury's lush pastures sits the Ben & Jerry's Factory, where visitors watch as their favorite ice cream flavors are made, and then sample tantalizing mouthfuls of Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey. The sweet fruits of Vermont's yield continue to impress at Sugarbush Farm, where visitors can learn how the sap from maple trees makes its way onto their breakfast plates.close