Top 14 Romantic Things To Do In Vermont, The USA - Updated 2021

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When we leave with our loved ones to explore the world, what are we searching for? Peace, an adventure, a new way of seeing cultures and history? Whatever you are searching for, Vermont’s landscapes and historical sites are sure to fulfill all curiosities. Providing some of the most tranquil and unique experiences, this state holds some of America’s best-kept secrets for you and your loved one. The natural and outstanding landscapes in Vermont lay a perfect backdrop for many enjoyable activities, from hiking to picnic, camping, and more. There’s a vast amount of skiing slopes, hiking trails, log cabins, and top bed and breakfasts that give visitors an unforgettable experience. Check out our list of the top romantic things to do in Vermont, the USA.

1. Try your hand at pottery making (from USD 80.0)

A unique and intimate thing to do on your romantic outing in Vermont is pottery making. Getting your hands dirty and molding your own creation requires undivided attention, effort, and concentration. Partner up with your loved one and join this Airbnb Experience hosted by Luke. Beginners are most welcome in this class. You’ll get to make your own souvenir - a cup or a bowl, or whatever you can imagine! By the end, you’ll have something to remember your special day by.

Play With Clay - On The Potters Wheel

Duration: 1.5 hours

67 reviews

2. Take a Burlington brew tour (from USD 90.0)

Vermont is a popular destination among couples due to its scenery and abundance of romantic bed and breakfasts. Should you find yourself in the state, spice up your romantic outing and participate in this Burlington Brew Tour. Meals with world-class craft beers will be served to you at a local restaurant. You will also get to meet the brains behind the popular breweries in the city of Burlington. Besides your visit to the restaurant, the tour includes a trip to 4 destinations, a selection of 15 beers, and beer tips from the local experts!

Sip of Burlington Brew Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

3 reviews

3. Dairy farm tour (from USD 15.0)

Complete your trip to Vermont by joining this hands-on dairy farm tour in the town of Rochester. You will be experiencing how to milk a cow and witness the process of jugging the product. You’ll also be educated on the dairy cow’s stages, as well as petting and feeding calves. If you’re lucky, you might even witness a birthing. This tour hosted by Asia Joanna is for a good cause, and all proceeds from the tour are given to Liberty Hill Center for Agricultural Education. Do note that this Airbnb Experience is scheduled in the morning to accommodate the daily workings at the farm, especially milking the cows.

Hands-on dairy farm tour

Duration: 1.5 hours

112 reviews

4. Get your gourmet fix at Baird Farm - Organic Vermont Maple Syrup

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Baird Farm - Maple Syrup on Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Looking for something unique to remember your trip to Vermont by? Ditch the typical souvenir and get yourselves some organic products from Baird Farm in Chittenden. The 560-acre (226 ha) family-owned farm was established in 1918, and they are one of the best makers of organic maple syrup in the state. They also have infused syrup and maple ketchup that you may bring back with you. You could schedule a tour and taste all their delicious products that you’ll rave about back home.

Baird Farm - Organic Vermont Maple Syrup

Address: 65 W Rd, North Chittenden, VT 05763, United States

Website: Baird Farm - Organic Vermont Maple Syrup

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

5. Treat yourselves at Hen of the Wood - Waterbury

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Smoked Coppa • Kraut • Potato Chips @rentasantonio

Posted by Hen of the Wood - Burlington on Thursday, October 8, 2020

You can never go wrong with a nice dinner on a date night. Besides staying at bed and breakfasts and exploring the sceneries, your cozy trip to Vermont calls for a night of fine dining at Hen of the Wood in Waterbury. This upscale restaurant on Stowe Street offers seasonal American food that’s sustainably sourced from the local farms in Vermont. Take your loved one out on a special date and drive down to Hen of the Wood for an intimate dining experience.

Hen of the Wood - Waterbury

Address: 92 Stowe St, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676, United States

Website: Hen of the Wood - Waterbury

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5pm - 9pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

6. Marvel at the Wilson Castle

Posted by Wilson Castle on Monday, 6 June 2016

Built in the 19th-century near the Green Mountains, the Wilson Castle is sure to inspire the imagination. It features the different architectural styles, including Dutch, neo-Renaissance, Scottish baronial, Romanesque revival and Queen Ann. Standing on 150 acres (61 ha) of beautiful land, you’ll have plenty of landscaped gardens to enjoy, as well. If you are lucky, you may even catch someone’s wedding taking place on the grounds. Open from late May to October, this castle takes advantage of some of the best weather Vermont has to offer, and for a low admission fee, you can enjoy a place that has fostered generations of love and family bonds.

Wilson Castle

Address: 2970 W Proctor Rd, Proctor, VT 05765, United States

Website: Wilson Castle

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

7. Let your love bloom at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

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Source: Photo by user Jack and Dianne used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Covering hundreds of acres, the Marsh- Billings- Rockefeller National Park was left to the government by the Rockerfeller family in 1992. Get lost in the colorful, blooming botanical gardens, relax along the Pogue lake, and meet artists in the nearby gallery. Standing as Vermont’s only national park, this haven is sure to immerse you in the full beauty and peace every couple needs.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Address: 54 Elm St, Woodstock, VT 05091, United States

Website: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

8. Enjoy the beautiful views at Mount Equinox Skyline Drive

Snow covered Mount Equinox, the highest mountain in the Taconic range viewed from the summit of Stratton Mountain VT. ...

Posted by Vermont Challenge on Sunday, 18 March 2018

Want to know where to find the best views of New England’s mountain ranges? Noted as one of the safest and picturesque driving routes, the Skyline Drive allows you to enjoy six major valleys and mountain chains from three states. This romantic place in Vermont and privately-owned road not only allows you uninterrupted views, but also provides safe guardrails and paved parking areas for you to stop and capture memories with your loved one. Soak in hundreds of miles of trees, lakes, and valleys from the convenience of one pathway.

Mount Equinox Skyline Drive

Address: Skyline Dr, Sunderland, VT 05250, United States

Website: Mount Equinox Skyline Drive

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm (daily)

9. Appreciate the folk and contemporary art at Bennington Museum

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Source: Photo by user Daderot used under CC0

Bennington, Vermont combines the artistic minds of southern Vermont, eastern New York, and northwestern Massachusetts. Combining exhibitions from the 18th century all the way to present-day, many well-known newspapers have called this museum one of the most unique experiences available to the art world. Learn about the regional history, and peruse the folk and contemporary art pieces here. If you are feeling artistic yourself, join one of the many activities taking place in the Grandma Moses schoolhouse nearby. Not only does the schoolhouse provide activities, but it also includes a reference library and genealogy center.

Bennington Museum

Address: 75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201, United States

Website: Bennington Museum

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

10. Enjoy the exhibits at Montshire Museum of Science

Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont
Source: Photo by user Jared and Corin used under CC BY-SA 2.0

If you and your loved one prefer a museum that allows you to appreciate the outdoors, Montshire Museum of Science is the place for you. Covering over 100 acres (40 ha), this museum includes indoor and outdoor exhibits that excite the senses. 150 sites include subjects ranging from physical science, to ecology, technology, and more. Still not enough? Enjoy both land and sea animal life exhibits as well, and get up-close and personal with Vermont’s animal kingdom.

Montshire Museum of Science

Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055, United States

Website: Montshire Museum of Science

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

11. Stay at a historic home

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Source: Photo by user Daderot used under CC0

Rudyard Kipling, the author of The Jungle Book, came to build a home in Dummerson, Vermont. He lived in this home until 1896, and his home became a National Historic Landmark in 1993. This is where Kipling wrote many of his well known novels, including The Seven Seas, The Jungle Book, and The Day’s Work. You and your loved one can stay at his home and enjoy luxurious activities, such as winter sports, boat rides, hiking on private land, and play tennis on Vermont’s first tennis court.

Naulakha

Address: 1 Montshire Rd, Norwich, VT 05055, United States

Website: Naulakha

12. Take a walk along the Stowe Recreation Path

Future site of the Percy Farm Corn Maze complete with a view of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak.

Posted by Go Stowe on Tuesday, 21 May 2019

One of the simplest but most romantic activities in Vermont is to just stroll down its picturesque spots. Originally built to relieve traffic on the Mountain road, the Stowe Recreation Path extends 5.3 miles (8.5 km) through local villages and farms. Rather than making it for car traffic, this trail allows bikers, walkers, and skiers to enjoy the culture of this quiet oasis. This path has received several awards and honors, due to its’ improvement to town life. This is one of the best ways to ditch your car after hours of sightseeing. Take your loved one along this long pathway and talk for hours on end.

Stowe Recreation Path

Address: Stowe, VT 05672

Website: Stowe Recreation Path

13. Indulge in adventure activities at Lake Willoughby

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Source: Photo by user Nathaniel Broderick used under CC BY-SA 4.0

One of the best romantic Vermont attractions is Lake Willoughby. Located in Westmore, the lake is surrounded by dense forest, Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor. Extending 5 miles (8.0 km), two public beaches are available, with cottages and homes on the northeast bank of the lake. If you are adventurous, take a kayak in the lake and travel between the two mountain ranges; there are few boats in the water, allowing you to enjoy the sounds of lapping water, singing birds, and crisp air.

Lake Willoughby

Address: East Burke, VT 05860

14. Peruse the comical artwork at Art of Humor Gallery

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Source: Photo by user Emilio J. Rodrígu... used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Skip Morrow, a local Vermont cartoonist, has spent his career making comical art for the masses. His work is on display at the Art of Humor Gallery, which is near the Wilmington and Mount Snow ski area, making it a nice side trip after you enjoy exploring outside. Known for his iconic book series, I Hate Cats, Skip Morrows art skills have appeared on just about every kind of published printed material you can think of.

Art of Humor Gallery

Address: 30 Not-A Rd, Wilmington, VT 05363, United States

Website: Art of Humor Gallery

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

Have a romantic time in Vermont

Vermont, USA, has a lot to offer to the couples. If you’re planning to visit this area, be sure to check out the above list containing some of the attractions where you can have a blast with your loved ones. Most of these activities highlighted here are outdoor activities. However, you can also visit the museums or take a walk in the park.

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