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Vermont is a the true meaning of the word “delight” - and a state that kids will just fall in love with!

Those famous fall colors, the deliciously famous maple syrup (check out Sugarbush Farm!) and those soft snow covered winters all make for an unforgettable family experience!

Independence Petting Farm, Great Vermont Corn Maze and Adams Farm are great examples of the sweet, New England experiences that can be had, with sleigh-rides, bonfires and petting zoos.  There are delicious experiences to be had, including the Dakin Farm showcasing old traditions, The Chocolatorium and Ben and Jerry’s Factory Tour! (we were excited too!)

Kids will love exploring the various museums, from the historic Old Stone House Museum, the outer realms of Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the very artistic Shelburne Museum.

Don’t forget about those famous slopes too…because it’s snow time!

From the mountains, valleys, farms and quaint villages, Vermont brings new experiences and fun with every season. Best experience them all to see which the kids love best!

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  • Ben and Jerry's

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    (3 miles)South Burlington

    The guided factory tour is fun & educational for all ages. Guests will learn about the ice cream production process and how the Company's 3-part mission statement is incorporated into day-to-day ...

  • True North Kayak Tours

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    (4 miles)Burlington

    True North Kayak Tours has been operating on the shore of Vermont\'s Lake Champlain for the past 10 years, its experienced guides live locally and are familiar with the Lake\'s rich historical and ...

  • Yellow Jacket RV Resort

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    (5 miles)Cross City South

    Yellow Jacket RV Resort is an oasis, bordered by the river and surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife refuge.

  • ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

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    (5 miles)Burlington

    Our award-winning "green" building is set on upon the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Here you'll discover 60 species of fish, amphibians, and reptiles, major traveling exhibitions, and the ...

  • Petra Cliffs Climbing Center

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    (6 miles)Burlington

    The kids programs are taught by caring educators wishing to share their excitement for the outdoors. Our youth programs challenge, educate, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills.

  • Shelburne Farms

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    (9 miles)Shelburne

    Shelburne Farms is a membership-supported, nonprofit environmental education center and National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to cultivate a ...

  • Shelburne Museum

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    (10 miles)Shelburne

    Shelburne Museum is one of the nation\'s finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 ...

  • Cochran Ski Area

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    (10 miles)Richmond

    Since 1961 the backyard training area has grown into a challenging ski area with expanded lifts and slopes. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

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    (11 miles)Shelburne

    Take a tour round the factory and then design your own bear in the "Create a Friend for Life Factory. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Vermont

  • Birds of Vermont Museum

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    (11 miles)Huntington

    The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their role in the earth's ecosystems. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 497 ...

  • Sand Bar State Park

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    (11 miles)Milton

    Today at Sand Bar, the smooth, sandy lake bottom remains shallow well out from shore, making this an ideal swimming spot for children. That, and the uninterrupted length of sandy beach, very high ...

  • Green Mountain Audubon Center

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    (11 miles)Huntington

    Year-round education programs reach thousands of Vermonters of all ages through school, camp, family, and adult programs and workshops, including 4,500 school-aged children.

  • Mount Philo State Park

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    (16 miles)Charlotte VT

    The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) ...

  • Stowe Mountain Resort

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    (16 miles)Stowe

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, offering 16% green runs, plus beginner friendly terrain training and pipe park.

  • Smugglers Notch State Park

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    (17 miles)Stowe

    Smugglers Notch is a narrow pass through the mountain with 1,000 foot cliffs on either side. In the early days, only a footpath and trail for horses existed. The Park is a corridor park with ...

  • Ausable Chasm

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    (17 miles)Ausable Chasm

    Step back in time as you walk the nature trails in the midst of a primeval Adirondack Forest. Descend hundreds of feet and walk the natural stone walkways within the Chasm and gaze upon eons of ...

  • Dakin Farm

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    (18 miles)Ferrisburgh

    You'll be able to learn how centuries old tradition combine with modern smoke house facilities to produce Vermont's most famous specialty foods.

  • Trapp Family Lodge

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    (18 miles)Stowe

    Cross country and back country skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and year round mountain biking, indoor activities and family facilities.

  • Little River State Park

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    (18 miles)Waterbury

    Little River State Park, which is part of Mt. Mansfield State Forest, primarily consists of a campground with 81 tent/trailer sites and 20 leantos. This is central Vermont's largest and most popular ...

  • Mary Bryan Memorial Art Gallery

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    (18 miles)Jeffersonville

    Visit Vermont\\\'s most dynamic gallery for the exhibition of the finest landscape painters in New England.

  • Vermont Ski Museum

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    (20 miles)Stowe

    The Vermont Ski Museum is located in the village of Stowe, it is in the Old Town Hall, which was built in 1818 and is on the National Register of Historic places, their mission being to collect, ...

  • Catamount Fishing Adventures

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    (20 miles)Stowe

    Catamount Fishing Adventures is a Stowe, Vermont guide service that offers fly-fishing, spin-fishing, and ice-fishing excursions. Located in Stowe, Vermont join us on guided fly fishing and spin ...

  • Imaginarium Childrens Museum

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    (21 miles)Plattsburgh

    is a vast facility aimed at educating families through fun and interactive discovery, features include Glow Room, Science Lab, Dentist, climbing wall, crawler and toddler soft play zone, climbing ...

  • The Ice Center of Washington West

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    (22 miles)Waterbury

    A great place for lots of icey fun! A place where talented figure skaters have a place to practice. Adult hockey pick up teams have welcomed the Ice Center with open arms. Our learn to skate program ...

  • Burton Island State Park

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    (22 miles)St Albans Bay

    There are 3 miles of shoreline, hiking trails, a nature center/museum, park store and food service, rowboat and canoe rentals, and places to swim and picnic.