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07/7/16
Activities

What Is the Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival?

The 2016 Vermont Wine and Harvest Festival is coming up this fall, and people all over the Green Mountain State are getting excited! Each year, the festival attracts winemakers from over a dozen Vermont wineries as well as several spirits distillers and arts and crafts vendors. Over the course of one weekend, guests can enjoy a wide variety of events including tastings, dinners, wine parties, live entertainment, and much more!...

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06/13/16
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Why You Need To Visit the Vermont Cheese Festival

With the highest number of cheesemakers per capita in the United States, it’s no surprise that the Green Mountain State is also home to the Vermont Cheese Festival. Each year, visitors flock to the shores of Lake Champlain to try fine cheeses, taste local beer and wine, and meet all of the wonderful artisans who make them. From sharp VT cheddar to award-winning gorgonzola, the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival has something...

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06/8/16
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Your Guide to the Most Fun Vermont River Tubing

If you’re searching for an exciting vacation activity that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck! Tubing season is in full swing here in Vermont, where gentle waves and tumbling whitewater provide a fun, heat-escaping good time for visitors of all ages. The next time you visit the Green Mountain State, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and bring the whole family to these natural playgrounds for an awesome day...

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05/23/16
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Get Excited for the Green Mountain Adventure Challenge!

Each year, the Green Mountain Adventure Challenge takes guests on a wild goose chase through ancient forests, over mountain summits, and around spectacular landscapes near Dover, Vermont. Part hike and part treasure hunt, participants will search miles of trails for clues that lead to an awesome cash prize. If you think you have what it takes to complete the challenge, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and get ready for...

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05/9/16
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How to Have the Best Day at the Killington Golf Course

Situated 2,000 feet above sea level, the Killington Golf Course in Killington, Vermont is a par 72 Championship Golf Course and is one of the most beautiful golf destinations in the state. Noted architect Geoffrey Cornish was the mastermind behind this 6,186-yard course, which features unique terrain, snowmelt streams, and expansive vistas of the area’s signature green mountains. While playing, guests can enjoy a variety of amenities including a full-size...

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05/5/16
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Where Can I Find the Best Vermont Concerts?

Nothing says summer like sitting on a blanket in the grass and enjoying some great food, cold drinks, and live music on a warm day. This is especially true in Vermont, where a wide variety of festivals, concerts, and events take place virtually every weekend in the summertime. If you’re planning a trip to the Green Mountain State this summer, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and get your tickets...

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04/28/16
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Here are 5 of the Most Popular Killington Hiking Trails

With its lush, green forests, sparkling lakes, and expansive National and State Parks, Killington, Vermont is a popular destination for hikers from all over the country. This picturesque region offers both rugged terrain and paved paths that entice adventurers of all ages and skill levels. Just a short drive from GetAway Vacations, visitors can enjoy miles of routes that wind up mountains, through dense woodlands, and along flowing rivers and...

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04/11/16
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Where Is the Best Vermont Farmers Market?

The Green Mountain State is known for its diverse agricultural industry, where a variety of dairy farms, maple sugarhouses, orchards, and pastures produce some of the best meats, cheeses, and vegetables in the country. Vermont is also home to countless farm stands and over 85 farmers markets, where consumers can purchase a wide variety of locally-grown foods, plants, and handmade crafts, and even speak directly to farmers and artisans who...

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04/9/16
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How to Explore the Appalachian Trail in Vermont

Winding from the snow-capped peaks of Maine to the blue mountains of Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, with over 150 miles of trails located inside the state of Vermont. Ranging from easy to challenging, these trails are characterized by Vermont’s dense, green forests and even coincide with sections of the Long Trail in Vermont, which was the first long-distance hiking trail in the...

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03/31/16
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Have a Thrilling Day at the Killington Bike Park

Featuring 45 miles of trails, staggering vertical drops, and a full-service mountain bike shop, the Killington Bike Park in Vermont is ideal for those who love to ride. From easy-going dirt roads to rugged single track, this park offers mountain bike trails for all ability levels and is a wonderful place to pedal. Open throughout the mild summer months, a trip to the bike park is a must when you...

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03/14/16
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Some of the Best Vermont Mountain Biking Places

When the snow begins to melt and the trees regain their leaves, you know it’s the perfect time to mountain bike in Vermont. Miles of winding trails await, and varying terrain gives both beginner cyclists and experienced riders the chance to glide through the mountainside. Vermont’s mountain bike trails are surrounded by rolling hills, historic farms, and peaceful pastures and are punctuated by pristine streams and lakes, offering an ideal...

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02/22/16
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5 of the Best Places to Visit in Vermont in Spring

As winter releases its bitter grip, locals and visitors alike welcome the anticipated arrival of spring in Vermont. The quaint, country towns begin to thaw, and bright green leaves cover the trees. The average daytime temperature is a mild 61 degrees, and impromptu rain showers occur frequently during the wet months of April and May. The warm weather also brings tons of activities for guests to enjoy, from exciting festivals and...

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