Activities

The Top of Vermont and the Jay Peak area's  indoor & outdoor activities are as diverse as the landscape that surrounds us.  The rugged natural beauty of the Burke and Jay Peak mountains have created sense of wild entertainment and a sustained geographical character of place. Enjoy the pristine lakes and robust mountain activities year round at our local “four seasons” Jay Peak Resort. Valuing a healthy environment, local culture,  natural aesthetics,  and our Vermont heritage is how the community was built.  At the Top of VT,  the area activities reflect our values and heritage. There is no better time to Visit our Jay Peak Area then during President's week and your winter school vacations. You can discover an Ice Fishing Derby on Lake Memphremagog, "Fat Bike" Riding, and experience snowshoeing & snowmobiling at their best. 

Summer Activities

Summer is a great time to visit the Jay region! Activities abound: Visit Montgomery for a dog-carting adventure or try a guided canoe tour down the Clyde River. Summer at the Top of VT is a time to enjoy all that Vermont has to offer. Fabulous Green Mountain views along the world-famous Jay Peak Resort, to great shopping and dining, you pick at a local organic berry farm, swimming our lakes and creeks, fishing,hiking horseback riding and much more.The annual area events taking place are August West Festival and Jay Summer Fest. Visitors and residents celebrate anything and everything! Please join us for BBQ, beer, crafts  and music.   

 

Autumn Activities

Fall in the Jay Peak Region at the Top of VT brings the FIRST of autumn color in the state of Vermont. Visit here mid September thru mid October for a better understanding of “autumnal grandeur” in the Northeast Kingdom.  Take a guided tour, a Tram ride up Jay Peak or guide yourself through some of the most scenic areas in the state. North Hill Road lined with maples is noted to be one of the most beautiful country roads in the area at this time of the year.  In the fall, you can also visit our many area craft fairs, holiday bazaar’s and the annual Bean & Brew Fest at Jay Peak Resort.

Winter Activities

Ski, snowboard, snow-shoe, go sledding, sleigh ride, snowmobile, cross country ski or ice fish, ice skating  & hockey, Jay has plenty of activities utilizing the best part of winter. The snow. The resort offers over 50 miles of downhill skiable terrain, 385 acres, on two interconnected mountains with 76 groomed trails,(20% novice, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced) and glades!  Cross Country skiing with and around a groomed golf course or Snowmobile the V.A.S.T Trail. Enjoy the day  with friends and family at your own pace. Rental gear and snowmobile rentals available at the Top of VT.

 

Spring Activities

While the snow melts and the official start of mud season begins, the earth has a spectacular way of waking up from a “long winter’s nap”. We call it sugaring season,  (aka spring). Making the end of one season in the Northeast Kingdom  a little sweeter and easier to swallow. Maple producers prepare year round for this six weeks of tireless work. Stop by a maple shop or sugar house to see these folks prepare Vermont’s best known agriculutural product.  Maple syrup.  Perhaps you will be lucky enough to sample a little sugar on snow?

If you prefer an indoor experience the Pump House Indoor Waterpark, local museums, shopping, the many dining opportunities in the are are a beautiful way of spending the day.  The Top of VT has something for everyone!


  • Championship Golf Course at Jay

Championship Golf Course at Jay

Golf

The Jay Peak Championship Golf Course has been named #1 Public Course in Vermont for the 3rd straight year by Golfweek Magazine. Golf Digest agrees, this year by listing Jay Peak in their yearly national review.


  • Couture’s Maple Shop B & B

Couture’s Maple Shop B & B

Agriculture

A country bed and breakfast with a working dairy and maple farm in Westfield VT


  • Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest

Hiking

Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests’ scenic beauty along the backbone of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Finger Lakes region provide unlimited recreational opportunities any time of the year.


  • Guided Hiking Tours

Guided Hiking Tours

Hiking

Adventuring out on the mountain on your own may seem a little daunting but a guided nature or mountain hike will give you a whole new perspective on getting to the top (or exploring closer to the base) under your own steam. We ...


  • Ice Haus Arena

Ice Haus Arena

Ice Skating, Hockey & Curling

Ice Haus Arena at Jay Peak Resort offers figure skating, curling and hockey.


  • Jay Peak Skiing & Snowboarding

Jay Peak Skiing & Snowboarding

Skiing & Snowboarding

Jay Peak is a 4-season resort in Northern VT featuring an indoor waterpark, ice arena, championship golf course & the East's best skiing & snowboarding,


  • Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain

Attractions

If fun on the water and boating on one of the big lakes is part of your plans then Lake Champlain is the place for you! Lake Champlain is navigable by all vessel types and sizes, and is a haven for fishing, and motor boats as well as a sailors delight!


  • Millbrook Campground

Millbrook Campground

Camping

Camping on large grassy sites with full hook-ups, fire places and picnic tables or secluded tent sites all located on a small stream.


  • Newport Country Club

Newport Country Club

Golf

Located in scenic Newport, Vermont, Newport Country Club has a rich history of providing a fantastic golf experience. In fact, Newport Country Club has been hosting golfers for more than 90 years!


  • Nordic Center at Jay Peak Resort

Nordic Center at Jay Peak Resort

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

The trail network features 12 miles of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing for both novices and experts


  • Pete McMahon/ Freelance Ski Instructor

Pete McMahon/ Freelance Ski Instructor

Skiing & Snowboarding

A Vermont raised skiier, Arizona skiier and patrolman for many years.


  • Pump House Indoor Waterpark

Pump House Indoor Waterpark

Water Parks & Swimming Holes & Beaches

The Jay Peak Pump House indoor waterpark is a place for well-earned leisure. A place where you can surf, climb, float the Big River like a boss or sit out a rough day.


  • The Snow Job

The Snow Job

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

A full service ski shop, repair,rentals and clothing.


Other Area Activities

  • 14th Star Brewing Co | 41 Lower Newton Street St Albans , VT 05478 | 802-393-1459
  • Al's Snowmobile & Parts | 3868 Pine Hill Road Newport , VT 5855 | 802-487-1000
  • Barton Country Club | 548 Telfer Hill Rd Barton , VT 5822 | 802-525-1126
  • Ben & Jerry's Factory | 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Waterbury , VT 5676 | 802-846-1500
  • Bijou Cineplex 4 | 4 Portland St Morrisville , VT 5661 | 802-888-3293
  • Bobcat Café & Brewery | 5 Main Street Bristol | 802-453-3311
  • Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits | 64 Vermont Route 104 | 802-644-8151
  • Bread and Puppet Theater | 753 Heights Rd Glover , VT 5839 | 802-525-3031
  • Butterworks Farms | 421 Trumpass Rd Westfield , VT 05874 | 802-744-6855
  • Catamounts Arts | 115 Eastern Ave St Johnsbury , VT 5819 | 802-748-2600
  • Champlain Country Club | 587 St Albans Rd Swanton , VT 5488 | 802-527-1187
  • Covered Bridge Craft Brewery | 30 Sleepy Hollow Lane Lyndonville , VT 5851
  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center | 535 Lost Nation Rd Craftsbury Common , VT 05827 | 802-586-7767
  • Crop Bistro and Brewery | 1859 Mountain Rd Stowe , VT 5672 | 802-253-4765
  • Crystal Lake State Park | 96 Bellwater Avenue Barton , VT 5822 | 802-525-6205
  • Drop-In Brewing Company | 610 Route 7 Middlebury , VT 5753 | 802-989-7414
  • ECHO Lake Museum and Science Center | One College Street Burlington, VT 05401 | (802) 864-1848
  • Enosburg Falls Country Club | 53 Elm St Enosburg Falls , VT 5450 | 802-933-2296
  • Fairbanks Museum | 1302 Main Street St Johnsbury , VT 5819 | 802-748-2372
  • Fiddlehead Brewing Company | 6305 Shelburne Rd Shelburne , VT 5482 | 802-399-2994
  • Foley Brothers Brewing | 79 Stone Mill Dam Road Brandon , VT 5733 | 802-247-8002
  • Grateful Hands Brewing | 2211 US Route 2 Cabot , VT 5647 | 802-249-4092
  • Harpoon Brewery | 336 Ruth Carney Drive Windsor , VT 5089 | 802-674-5491
  • Haskell Free Library & Opera House | 93 Caswell Ave Derby Line , VT 05830 | 802-873-3022 ext 205
  • Hill Stead Farm Brewery | 403 Hill Rd Greensboro , VT 5842 | 802-533-7450
  • Kingdom Brewery | 1876 VT RT 105 Newport , VT 05855 | 802-334-7096
  • Kingdom Trails | 478 Vermont 114 East Burke, VT 05832 | 802-626-0737
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates | 750 Pine Street Burlington , VT 0540 | 1-800-465-5909
  • Long Trail Brewing | 5520 Route 4 Bridgewaters Corners , VT 5035 | 802-672-5011
  • Lost Nation Brewing | 254 Wilkins Street Morrisville , VT 5661 | 802-851-8041
  • MAC Center for the Arts | 158 Main Street Newport , VT 05855 | 802-334-1966
  • Madison Brewing | 428 Main Street Bennington , VT 5201 | 802-442-7397
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company | 5 Bartlett Bay Road South Burlington , VT 5403 | 802-658-2739
  • McNeills Pub and Brewery | 90 Elliot Street Brattleboro , VT 5301 | 802-254-2553
  • Mr. O's Sporting Good | 1670 East Main Street Newport , VT 5855 | 802-334-5525
  • Northshire Brewery | 108 Country Street Bennington , VT 5201 | 802-681-0201
  • Norwich Inn | 325 Main Street Norwich , VT 5055 | 802-649-1143
  • Old Stone House Museum | 109 Old Stone House Rd Brownington , VT 5860 | 802-754-2022
  • Otter Creek Brewing | 793 Exchange Street | 802-388-0727
  • Owl's Head Golf Club | 181 Ch De Mont Owl's Head | 450-292-3666
  • Prouty Beach & Campground | 386 Prouty Beach Rd Newport , VT 5855 | 802-334-7951
  • Rock Art Brewery | 62 Laport Rd Morrisville , VT 5661 | 802-888-9400
  • Shelburne Museum | 6000 Shelburne Rd Shelburne , VT 05482 | 802-985-3346
  • Spruce Peak Preforming Arts Center | 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe , VT 05672 | 802-760-4634
  • Spruce Peak Preforming Arts Center | 122 Hourglass Drive Stowe , VT 05672 | 802-760-4634
  • St Johnsbury Athenaeum | 1171 Main St St Johnsbury , VT 5819 | 802-748-8291
  • St. Johnsbury Country Club | 4357 Memorial Drive | 802-748-9894
  • Stowe Mountain Bike Club | 802-373-8190
  • Stowe Preforming Arts | 1250 Waterbury Rd Stowe , VT 05672 | 802-253-7792
  • SwitchBack Brewing | 160 Flynn Ave Burlington , VT 5401 | 802-651-4114
  • The Alchemist | 35 Crossroad Waterbury , VT 5676 | 802-244-7744
  • Trapp Family Lodge | 700 Trapp Rd Stowe , VT 05672 | 855-318-4641
  • Trapp Family Lodge Lager | 700 Trapp Hill Rd Stowe , VT 5672 | 802-253-8512
  • Trout River Brewing Company | 645 Broad Street Lyndonville , VT 5851 | 802-626-9396
  • Vermont Children's Theater | 2283 Darling Hill Rd Lydonville , VT 05851 | 802-626-5358
  • Vermont Lake Monsters | 287 Colchester Ave Burlington , VT 05401 | 802-655-5660
  • Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum | 1 South Main Street Stowe , VT 05672 | 802-253-9911
  • Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery | 36 Bridge Street Brattleboro , VT 5301 | 802-490-2354
  • Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio | 3033 Waterbury-Stowe Rd Waterbury , VT 5677 | 802-244-6126

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