Summer in Vermont is short and oh so sweet. The lush, green days of June, July and August make up for the long, dark winter.
To help you get the most out of this fleeting season, Kids VT presents a series of recommended summer day trips designed to introduce your family to the rich variety of experiences Vermont has to offer.
Each recommendation includes other nearby attractions, as well as an affordable place to get or eat food. For more meal tips, pick up the 2012 edition of 7 Nights: The Seven Days Guide to Vermont Restaurants & Bars, available at more than 1000 locations statewide, or find it at sevennightsvt.com.
These lists are not comprehensive, but we hope they'll inspire you to travel to a part of Vermont you've never seen before, to get off the highway and try something new. On a gorgeous summer day, the drive along scenic country roads is part of the fun.
So get out and enjoy the mountains while they're still green! It'll be time to pick apples again before you know it.