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 events to exploration and outdoor recreation. No matter where the day takes you, we guarantee that your vacation in Vermont in spring will be one you’ll never forget!
How to Spend Your Spring in Vermont
1. Experience Maple Season
Spring marks the beginning of the season for the Green Mountain State’s most famous product – Vermont maple syrup! During this time of year, sugarmakers everywhere begin tapping the trees to collect this delicious, sticky treat. A variety of fairs, festivals, and special events are held, including the renowned St. Albans Maple Festival, where visitors can taste, learn about, and celebrate the syrup and those who make it. You’ll enjoy maple demonstrations, pancake breakfasts, sugarhouse tours, and more throughout the sweet spring months.
2. Enjoy Local Produce
Between the looming mountains and rolling green hills, Vermont’s sprawling farmland produces some of the freshest and most delicious produce available. During the warmer months, visitors can spend the day exploring countless farm stands and over 85 farmers markets in Vermont who offer up their season’s harvest. Here, consumers will find fruits, vegetables, meats, and other products and can speak directly to the farmers and producers who grow them. Springtime is ideal for enjoying the great outdoors and finding fresh eats of the highest quality in VT.
3. Get Outside
No matter the season, there’s always something to do in Vermont. Spring is an especially beautiful time of year to spend time outdoors when blooming wildflowers, warm breezes, and mild temperatures chase away the chill of winter. Guests can enjoy mountain biking on the winding small-town roads, fishing, boating, or kayaking at the Chittenden Reservoir, or simply touring the scenic countryside. Whatever you choose to do, you can breathe in the fresh mountain air and sit back and relax in one of the most picturesque states in the country.
4. Indulge at Ben & Jerry’s
Your Vermont spring getaway wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Located just an hour away in Waterbury, VT, you can celebrate spring the right way with a delicious cone of one of Ben & Jerry’s classic flavors. Guests can take a 30-minute factory tour to learn all about ice cream manufacturing, then visit the full-service scoop shop, gift shop, and the famous Flavor Graveyard. The company also recently released a non-dairy line, so those with dietary restrictions can still enjoy a sweet treat this spring!
5. Stay with Getaway Vacations
After an afternoon of exploring, come home to GetAway Vacations and experience spring right outside the front door of your Killington vacation rental! Our beautiful homes and condos feature spacious walk-out porches and decks, large yards, and convenient locations that are just minutes from the area’s best attractions and activities. We can’t wait to hear all about your spring getaway!
For more information on how to experience the seasons in Vermont,
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