Most people probably equate Vermont with winter ski vacations and no doubt, the Green Mountain state definitely has some awesome resorts/mountains for that - I've been many times to Mt. Snow, Okemo and Killington and loved every slope I've skied down and every trail I've snowmobiled on but there's nothing quite like New England in the summer time.
There's no better place to celebrate the brilliance of summer or the beauty of changing seasons than Vermont's Champlain Valley and Green Mountains. But travelers shouldn't sleep on the Green Mountain State—with its beautiful foliage, resplendent ski resorts, quaint hamlets, and delicious food, this New England gem has something for everyone.
One of the most accessible—and geologically distinctive—points on the Long Trail is Smuggler's Notch, a nine-mile drive northwest from Stowe, the town best known for its ski resort, on Route 108, through the Green Mountains.