Vermont embodies a spirit of independent thinking, friendliness, and a passion for the great outdoors. The people, landscape, heritage, fall foliage, famed maple syrup, acclaimed breweries, and bountiful snow make the Green Mountain State a delightful pet friendly destination. Long a vanguard for local food, farm-to-table restaurants, fine artisan cheese, and farmer’s markets, Vermont also has the most craft breweries per capita in the United States, and in recent years, numerous vineyards and several distinctive distillers have been established. Admire the covered bridges scattered beneath the mountains and rolling hills, walk around historic downtowns or through quiet villages, uncover the past at historic sites and museums, or visit the studios of world-class artisans and discover their creations. Whatever your time in Vermont brings, the memories you make are sure to stay with you for a lifetime.
Best Time To Visit
If you want to see Vermont at its most beautiful, plan your trip for October when the hardwood trees covering the Green Mountains reach their colorful peak. But be prepared for traffic jams on the country roads and hordes of tourists in the small towns, because this is one of the state's busiest times of the year. For a quieter experience with your pet, make your plans for June or September, when being outdoors is most enjoyable thanks to comfortable temperatures and low humidity. To find the best deals on lodging, visit Vermont in the spring--but expect muddy trails thanks to snowmelt and rain.
Things Not To Miss
Splash in the pond, romp off-leash on the trails, visit the art gallery and gift shop, or enjoy a peaceful moment in the pet friendly chapel at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury.
Stroll the grounds and get a treat at the Ben and Jerry's Factory in Waterbury.
From Battery Park to the shops and restaurants on Church Street, you and your pet will have a ball in Burlington.
The Battle of Bennington Monument commemorates a turning point in the Revolutionary War and is the tallest structure in Vermont. Enjoy views of three states from the top, then visit the other monuments and memorials around the grounds.
Ride the Gondola SkyRide in Stowe to the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's tallest mountain, then hike the pet friendly trails back to the bottom.