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Vermont at a Glance

Nature lovers looking for travel inspiration should consider a trip to the great state of Vermont. Virtually anywhere you go, you’ll be surrounded with majestic, unspoiled scenery thanks to the fact the state is 80 percent forested. A true slice of Americana, you’ll get lost exploring town after town. Farm-dotted countrysides roll together like music, a sight to see during any season, particularly in autumn when the landscape turns vivid shades or orange and red.

Fall foliage and small-town charm are just a few of the reasons Vermont is a great vacation escape. Snow lovers adore some of the East’s best skiing, with unparalleled views and typically uncrowded terrain. Plentiful farms and rich soil mean some of the freshest, most divine food you’ve ever tasted, so make time to explore local restaurants. Whether you take a quiet mountain hike or a dip into a local lake or stream, Vermont will leave a peaceful impression on your heart.

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  • Burlington Burlington
  • Green Mountain National Forest Green Mountain National Forest
  • Champlain Islands Champlain Islands
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  • Major Airport Burlington International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All travelers to the United States are required to hold a valid passport; the passport should be valid for six months beyond your departure from the U.S. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of 37 participating countries to travel within the United States without a visa for 90 days; travelers must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel, return travel tickets and a passport with a photo and an electronic chip. Visitors not eligible for VWP must apply for a non-immigrant visa. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department's travel website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Fierce winter storms can blow through Vermont, leaving inches of snow, snarled traffic and backlogged airports in their wake.

Safety Concerns Vermont has exceptionally low crime rates and you're unlikely to encounter problems. However, common-sense precautions like watching out for your valuables and being aware of your surroundings are always a good idea.

Health Concerns Health concerns are also low in Vermont. Drinking water supplies are safe and communicable diseases are generally limited to milder illnesses, like cold and flu. Always be well-prepared if you're planning on camping in the wilderness - or going on any backwoods excursions - particularly in the winter, when temperatures can get low enough to cause frostbite.

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