Creating a personalized teddy bear, shopping in a country general store, hiking through miles of wilderness, or skiing on a professional slope - which of the kid-friendly attractions in Vermont are most important to you? There are a large number of options available when you are considering Vermont family vacation ideas. Do you love peace, quiet and solitude, and enjoy breathtaking scenery? At Smugglers' Notch State Park in Jeffersonville, you have the choice of sleeping in a lean-to shelter or at one of the campsites. Hike the trails, explore the caves, or even climb Mount Mansfield.
One of the best known attractions in Vermont is the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory in Shelburne. Your children will love the chance to choose from among the many different styles of bears - wouldn't the 'Right to Bear Hugs' teddy be fun to personalize for their very own? There are all sizes of bears, including one that is four feet tall. There is even a skier bear and a snowboarding bear! Vermont vacations with kids can be such fun for the whole family.
Another of the top attractions in Vermont is the Vermont Country Store, which has several locations across the state. Enjoy fresh maple syrup and candies made from it. Wander the aisles of the old general store and see the antiques. Many kids will love the one-of-a-kind antique handmade toys.
Fun things to do in Vermont with kids include a trip to the Topnotch Resort Stowe. Visit the Stowe Golf Park, a delightful miniature golf course, it is fun for all ages. Would they rather try tubing? Among the other great Vermont tourist attractions is the Coca Cola four-lane tubing park.
Ice skating on Village Commons pond in Stratton is another of those great kid-friendly attractions in Vermont that you can share with them. When you want to relax, and they are still going strong, you can take some 'grown up time' by the fire pit.
Vermont family attractions often include doing things that kids have seen on TV or in movies that have fascinated them. One of those things is taking a ride on a dogsled. You can help them savor the opportunity for a quick ride through the area, gazing up at the mountains from a sled pulled by Huskies. Mom and dad might just enjoy a ride too!
Vermont attractions for kids don't necessarily have to include a lot of physical activity. Do you want to take a break in a busy day? Treat them to a trip to Ben and Jerry's Factory in Waterbury. Let them enjoy a tour behind the scenes and see how the ice cream is made! Of course, they will probably want to end the tour with a large cone, so you might want to make sure that they have had dinner first! If they enjoy this, you might also want to take them to one of the many the maple sugar houses in the state. They can have the opportunity to see how it is gathered and made, and even get to taste-test some of it! Some of the sugar houses even have accommodations on the site, and offer a variety of other activities.
When you plan a family trip to Vermont, you will want to check out all of the information on Minitime so that you don't miss any of the great attractions, hotels and restaurants Vermont has to offer!