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Vermont destinations, parks and attractions

Are you going on a road trip to Vermont, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?

Here are some of the top destinations in Vermont and tips about visiting them

National parks and monuments in Vermont

Vermont State parks and historic sites

Vermont Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

In this New England state, summers are warm, but the winters are freezing and typically dry. All year round, clouds are frequent thanks to the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. The temperature varies from 12°F to 81°F but is generally mild, rarely below -6°F or above 89°F.

Vermont Camping tips

Vermont State Parks offer a wide variety of camping experiences, including drive-in camp sites, lean-to's, remote campsites, group camping areas, and even an inn-style lodge, all surrounded by Vermont's beautiful mountains, lakes, forests and fields.

The state has a Park Finder to select activities and amenities that interest you and a phone service, to help you plan your trip, 1-888-409-7579.

Generally, most parks are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day or the 2nd Monday in October Day, with some opening earlier, and some remaining open later.

For a complete list, check out our Operating Schedule (PDF).

Off-Season Camping

Off-season camping is available at no cost from November 1st through April 1st. You must apply for a permit at least three days before your expected stay. For detailed off-season park accessibility, view our Off-season Access Guide (PDF).

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Vermont.

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