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Keeping it Active in Vermont

July 2, 2019 Visit USA No Comments Email Email

Vermont Hosts Dozens of Sports, Wellness and Endurance Events during the Summer Season

Vermont Sports & Outdoors Scene by the Numbers:

  • 55 Vermont State Parks, 39 of which offer camping
  • 273 miles of the Long Trail
  • 7,000 miles of rivers and streams, including part of the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail
  • 50+ alpine and Nordic ski areas
  • 212 miles of Vermont shoreline along Lake Champlain
  • 200 Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) outfitters and services ready to assist
  • 223 Mountains
  • 15 Mountain Bike Chapters in the Vermont Mountain Bike Association
  • 626,000 Residents
  • 9,217 sq. miles of land; 76 percent forested
  • Bonus: Local brews to toast your athletic endeavor? One for every mile of a marathon, plus some: 30+ breweries.

Vermont – is consistently voted the healthiest State in the USA.   Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) invites all athletes and nature-lovers to come and experience sports and wellness events in the Green Mountain State.  Every spring VDTM launches a healthy great outdoors campaign to increase awareness of, and participation in the many wellness events and outdoor attractions the state has to offer visitors and residents alike – from marathons and hiking trails to wild swimming, bicycling and yoga retreats.

To increase participation in the State’s sports and wellness scene, VDTM works with Run Vermont to promote and grow New England’s third largest marathon and summer series of running events. The department is also proud to sponsor; Wanderlust’s annual return to Vermont for a multi-day yoga festival.  Partnering with Vermont State Parks on new outdoor initiatives, as well as working with statewide marathon organizers and the mountain biking industry the State tourist office strives to grow attendance and participation and maintain Vermont’s reputation for fun, active and healthy holidays in the Green Mountains.

Also an integral part of the State’s beautiful landscape is it’s working farms that produce local meats, dairy and fresh fruits and vegetables. According to the Gallup Wellness Index, Vermont is the number one state for homegrown produce consumption, which supports Vermont’s burgeoning farm to plate food scene that tantalizes and fuels visitor and local athletes alike.

Pair these sports events with arts, agriculture, attractions and lodging at

Happy healthy season!

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