Central Vermont is an exceptional bike touring location for all skill levels. Bring the family to one of the local bike paths, enjoy a half-day tour, or challenge yourself with trail or mountain biking.
Biking in Central Vermont
Millstone Hill Touring & Recreation Center


From a leisurely stroll in the woods to self-guided walk of historic sites in Barre and Montpelier, from day hikes at Millstone Hill Touring Center to extended hikes of many days or weeks, Central Vermont is a hiker and walker’s paradise.
Hiking Central Vermont
Central Vermont Walking Routes
Millstone Hill Touring & Recreation Center

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Cross-country skiers and snowshoers with all levels of experience will find territory to match their ability in Central Vermont. Millstone Hill Touring Center in Barre, Hubbard Park and North Branch Park in Montpelier, and the Morse Farm Ski Touring Center 3 miles out of Montpelier all provide open and wooded groomed trails.

Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Central Vermont is home to award-winning world-class skiing and snowboarding facilities. From Stowe Mountain Resort and Bolton Valley to Sugarbush Resort and Mad River Glenn, Central Vermont gives you the best skiing and snowboarding in the east and all within approximately an hour’s drive of Barre.

Vermont Mountain View in winter covered in snow


Pond with the front of a boat with a fishing pole leaning against the bow
Central Vermont offers a variety of warm and cold-water fishing opportunities including two of Vermont’s most productive trout streams, the Lamoille and Winooski rivers, the Waterbury Reservoir, the Dog River, one of Vermont’s top wild trout streams, and the Woodbury-Calais Lakes Region, which offers excellent fishing for trout, bass, and pan fish.
Fishing & Hunting in Central Vermont


Central Vermont has a number of challenging golf courses with incredible views. Carefully groomed courses perfectly capture the spectacular scenic qualities of this part of the country.
Golfing in Central Vermont

Back-road Auto Tours

For those who prefer less rugged activities, back-road auto tours provide days of discovery and wonder. Explore some of the most scenic roads in New England and get to know its communities and people. People from all over the world come to view our spectacular region with its breathtaking foliage, steeple-lined communities, and endless fields of flowers and blooms.
Central Vermont Auto Tours