The great thing about renting an RV is that you can literally vacation anywhere! Especially since RV parks can be found in every state all over the country.
That means you can vacation just about anywhere in Vermont, but if you’ve never RVed in the state before, you should start with one of these destinations.
Lake Champlain is the perfect place to head for an RV summer getaway. The campground offers many amenities that include:
- Complimentary cable TV
- Bathrooms and showers
- A rec hall that features arcade games
- A camp store
- Propane refill
- A dog walk
- And more
Don’t spend all your time at your RV though! Swimming and fishing are favorite pastimes on the lake, as is playing horseshoes. You can also check out scenic covered bridges, cider mills, and public golf courses. Just don’t forget that you’re only an hour away from Ben and Jerry’s factory, which is definitely worth a stop!
It’s amazing just how much of Abraham Lincoln’s history spans this country. He was born in Kentucky, spent a good portion of his life in Illinois, and his son settled in Vermont at the Hildene estate.
This massive estate features 412 acres, which means there’s plenty to look at and do. Its focus is on conservation. It is a pollen sanctuary, so there are plenty of flowers to explore in the gardens. It’s also a goat dairy, so you can learn about cheesemaking.
This location offers gorgeous views of the valley and the Green Mountains, so you can get closer to nature as you learn more about the Lincoln family.
Smugglers’ Notch State Park
If you want to get as close to nature as possible, drive the RV over to Smugglers’ Notch State Park. It features towering cliffs that aided illegal trade between the U.S. and Canada in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, it’s a toll road that leads to natural sights like Sterling Pond and Bingham Fall, which are the perfect places to take a quick swim.
Stay at one of the campsites to immerse yourself in nature, but don’t be afraid to make your way over to Stowe Mountain Resort for some skiing if you’re vacationing in the winter or zipling if you’re vacationing in the summer. Rock climbing and the TreeTop adventure are also popular during the warmest months of the year.
Billings Farm & Museum
The Billings Farm & Museum is also a great place to kick back and relax, especially if you’re RVing with the kids. Stay at a local RV park and come to the farm to explore the farm house, interact with the animals, or experience one of the events that take place throughout the year. Just don’t forget to pick up some of the cheddar that this farm is known for!
Vermont may not be a huge state, but it is a state worth visiting in your RV! Check out one, two, or all of the items on this list and you’re sure to enjoy your vacation.