Are you searching for the best places to visit in Vermont in winter? With dazzling landscapes and fresh blankets of snow, Southern Vermont is the ultimate destination for wintertime fun! Get ready for skiing adventures, holiday home tours, and steaming mugs of hot cocoa or apple cider. Read on to learn how you can experience this winter wonderland to the fullest and start planning your trip!
If you’re looking for places to visit in Vermont in winter, make sure to request a copy of our free Southern Vermont Vacation Guide. It’s full of recommendations about the best areas to visit, things to do, and local restaurants to try. Vacation planning has never been easier!
Top 10 Things to Do in Southern Vermont This Winter
The Shires of Vermont are home to some of the best ski resorts in the nation — it’s no secret. Hit the slopes at Magic Mountain Ski Area or race your friends down the exhilarating runs at Bromley Mountain. Other popular ski resorts include Okemo Mountain Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, Mount Snow, Sugarbush, and Stratton Mountain. And when you book your stay at The Arlington Inn, make sure to take advantage of our Mid-Week Ski Package! It includes a one-night stay in a Queen room at The Arlington Inn, a full country breakfast, and a lift ticket to Bromley Mountain. There’s no better way to experience Vermont’s ski season!
Shred some powder on a snowmobiling adventure with Equinox Snow Tours. You can choose to take a guided tour of the trails at Mount Snow, Killington, Okemo, or Stowe in Vermont. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, this tour agency can accommodate every skill level. Plus, you’ll be equipped with top-of-the-line Polaris snowmobiles, helmets, and boots. Are you ready to explore the New England wilderness?
If you prefer to strap on a pair of snowshoes, you’ll find many scenic trails in the 400,000-acre Green Mountain National Forest. Bundle up and spend the day exploring the sparkling landscapes! Many of the local ski resorts also have designated snowshoe trails.
4. Snow Tubing
Nothing will get your heart beating faster than snow tubing in Vermont! Visit Tubeyland at Magic Mountain and race your friends down the hills at lightning-fast speeds. Or, head over to Mount Snow and enjoy sliding on 8 different tubing lanes. These are two of the top places to visit in Vermont in winter!
5. Ice Skating
Is there anything more romantic than an ice skating date with your sweetheart? Enjoy gliding along this Olympic-sized indoor skating facility at Riley Rink. Then, come back home to The Arlington Inn and warm up beside the fire!
6. Ice Fishing
When the temperatures drop, it’s time for ice fishing season in Southern Vermont! This region is filled with frozen ponds and lakes, and anglers can reel in a variety of quality freshwater species.
Do you need to do some last-minute holiday shopping? You’re in luck! There are many great shopping opportunities throughout Southern Vermont. Find unique gifts at one of the local boutiques, score some great deals at the Manchester Designer Outlets, or head over to the Vermont Country Store for toys, candy, and novelty items. Make sure to take advantage of our Shopper’s Delight Package to get the most out of your shopping trip!
8. Visit a Museum or Gallery
If you prefer to stay warm and indoors, you’ll love exploring the many historic homes, museums, and art galleries located throughout Southern Vermont. Head over to Manchester, Vermont to see the historic Lincoln family home or view the sculpture garden at the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Or, take a tour of Bennington Museum to see gorgeous artwork and ancient New England artifacts. The possibilities are endless!
9. Holiday Tour of Historic Inns
If you’re visiting during Christmas, you won’t want to miss the Holiday Tour of Historic Inns. Held on December 7th, and December 14th, the event allows guests to take a peek inside the area’s most historic inns, B&B’s, and hotels. Each property will be decked out for the holidays, which only adds to the fun. Enjoy wonderful refreshments along the way of this self-guided tour.
10. Maple Sugaring Events
Of course, the end of winter marks the beginning of maple syrup season in Southern Vermont. This region is famous for its maple syrup, and it’s a huge part of the local culture. Sugaring season typically runs from late February through early April. Don’t miss the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend or the Vermont Maple Festival. You’ll also find delicious maple syrup at any of the local farmer’s markets or the Sugar Shack. The Arlington Inn also offers a special Maple Sugaring Package from March 4th – March 31st, and it’s just as sweet as it sounds!
Warm Up By the Fire at The Arlington Inn
If you’re searching for the best places to stay in Vermont in the winter, look no further than The Arlington Inn. Our romantic bed and breakfast has everything you need to relax and unwind. Plus, our inn is just minutes all of the best places to visit in Vermont in winter! Enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning of your stay. After a fun-filled day of snowy adventure, come back home to the inn and snuggle up in cozy accommodations.
Each of our rooms features top-notch amenities to ensure that your stay is a comfortable one. Many of them also have fireplaces to keep you warm during the cold winter months. For a truly memorable winter break, we recommend booking your stay in Remember Baker’s Room. Sink into the queen canopy bed, cozy up next to the fireplace, or relax on the front porch. Make sure to take advantage of our Special Winter Package. Then, check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to welcome you!