Activities

The Top of Vermont  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.

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.   

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Autumn Activities

Fall 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.

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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!


  • 14th Star Brewing Co

14th Star Brewing Co

Breweries

Stop in to the 14th Star Brewery for free tours and samples of our latest brews 3-4 beers available regularly on tap!


  • Al's Snowmobile & Parts

Al's Snowmobile & Parts

Snowmobiling

Al's Snowmobile is a full service repair and service shop for snowmobiles and more.


  • Barrewood Campground

Barrewood Campground

Camping

Camp sites available for rental by the day, week, or month in Westfield Vermont.


  • Barton Country Club

Barton Country Club

Golf

With surrounding views of the Northeast Kingdom, there's no better place to be than on the course enjoying a round, or on the sunny patio doing the same.


  • Ben & Jerry's Factory

Ben & Jerry's Factory

Attractions

Our 30-minute guided ice cream factory tour is fun and educational for all ages


  • Bijou Cineplex 4

Bijou Cineplex 4

Entertainment

Now all Digital Presentation with 5.1 Surround Sound and Volfoni 3D for your enjoyment!


  • Bobcat Café & Brewery

Bobcat Café & Brewery

Breweries

Located at the heart of the Green Mountains, we have the unique pleasure of serving handcrafted beers along side homemade food that is fresh and creative


  • Bread and Puppet Theater

Bread and Puppet Theater

Entertainment

The traveling puppet shows range from tightly composed theater pieces presented by members of the company, to extensive outdoor pageants which require the participation of many volunteers.


  • Butterworks Farms

Butterworks Farms

Agriculture

Located in Westfield, this organic dairy farm produces milk and yogurt at the Top of Vermont.


  • Catamounts Arts

Catamounts Arts

Entertainment

Inspiring participation in and appreciation of the arts. Promoting the arts throughout the region.


  • 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.


  • Champlain Country Club

Champlain Country Club

Golf

We offer 18 holes of challenging golf for all levels, a practice facility, Clubhouse Restaurant and a fully stocked pro shop.


  • 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


  • Covered Bridge Craft Brewery

Covered Bridge Craft Brewery

Breweries

Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight—of experience and education—of friendships and explorations.


  • Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Attractions

A 4-season resort tucked beside a secluded lake in the tranquil "Northeast Kingdom."


  • Crop Bistro and Brewery

Crop Bistro and Brewery

Breweries

We believe food is at its most flavorful, its most creative, its most passionate, when it’s at its freshest.


  • Crystal Lake State Park

Crystal Lake State Park

Water Parks & Swimming Holes & Beaches

One of the areas many VT State Park and recreational picnic area. Beach and swimming area available.


  • Drop-In Brewing Company

Drop-In Brewing Company

Breweries

Beer should be enjoyed as a part of living a good life!


  • ECHO Lake Museum and Science Center

ECHO Lake Museum and Science Center

Attractions

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is a 36,000 square foot, award-winning LEED-certified facility.


  • Fairbanks Museum

Fairbanks Museum

Entertainment

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is much more than Northern New England’s museum of natural history.


  • Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Fiddlehead Brewing Company

Breweries

Fiddlehead Brewing Company is located in the beautiful town of Shelburne, Vermont. Our mission is to produce full flavored beers with the true beer connoisseur in mind. We focus on depth of flavor and freshness of ingredient.


  • Foley Brothers Brewing

Foley Brothers Brewing

Breweries

Microbrewery in Brandon Vermont.


  • Grateful Hands Brewing

Grateful Hands Brewing

Breweries

Grateful Hands Brewing produces small (20 gallon) batches of dark ales, focusing on quality not quantity.


  • 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 ...


  • Harpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery

Breweries

We started the Harpoon Brewery in 1986 because—like today—we loved beer and wanted more quality choices.


  • Haskell Free Library & Opera House

Haskell Free Library & Opera House

Entertainment

The pride of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont, the Haskell Free Library and Opera House was constructed deliberately astride the boundary line separating Canada from the United States.


  • Hill Stead Farm Brewery

Hill Stead Farm Brewery

Breweries

Hill Farmstead Brewery is the culmination of many years of travel and insight—of experience and education—of friendships and explorations.


  • 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,


  • Kingdom Brewery

Kingdom Brewery

Breweries

Brian and Jenn Cook created Kingdom Brewing with the intent to brew terrific craft beers from a wide variety of locally produced ingredients. Starting with American grown grains, they add locally produced ingredients.


  • Kingdom Trails

Kingdom Trails

Biking

Kingdom Trails in Northeast Vermont, a multiple-use trail system unlike any other and voted as the BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK in North America by Bike Magazine in their annual Reader's Poll.


  • 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!


  • Lake Champlain Chocolates

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Attractions

Browse our seasonal selection of fine chocolates online, including gourmet chocolate wedding favors, chocolate truffles, chocolate gift baskets, corporate chocolate gifts, and more!


  • Long Trail Brewing

Long Trail Brewing

Breweries

Long Trail proudly produces an extraordinary Family of Fine Ales.


  • Lost Nation Brewing

Lost Nation Brewing

Breweries

“We are a brewery with a simple mission Produce Honest Beer”


  • MAC Center for the Arts

MAC Center for the Arts

Artists & Artisans

MAC Center for the Arts supports Vermont's Creative Economy through the sale of our member's work at our 4,000 square foot Main Street gallery.


  • Madison Brewing

Madison Brewing

Breweries

From those humble beginnings, the brewery has developed six regular brews plus a seasonal brew.


  • Magic Hat Brewing Company

Magic Hat Brewing Company

Breweries

The Magic Hat Brewery has been putting a performance into every bottle of beer since 1994


  • McNeills Pub and Brewery

McNeills Pub and Brewery

Breweries

We make beer that rocks and will enhance your life!


  • 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.


  • Mr. O's Sporting Good

Mr. O's Sporting Good

Hunting & Fishing

Northeast Kingdom hunting and fishing supplies.


  • 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


  • Northshire Brewery

Northshire Brewery

Breweries

Northshire Brewery will be conducting tours where the general beer-loving public can come see how and where Northshire beer is created, and chat with the owners / brewers.


  • Norwich Inn

Norwich Inn

Breweries

Our Ales have won 4 silver and a gold medal in recent years at the Great International Beer Competition.


  • Old Stone House Museum

Old Stone House Museum

Attractions

Part of the Orleans County Historical Society located in a quiet and picturesque Northeast Kingdom village, the museum includes six buildings on fifty five acres. Seemingly untouched by time.


  • Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek Brewing

Breweries

We’ve been crafting exciting, award-winning craft brews for more than 20 years.


  • Owl's Head Golf Club

Owl's Head Golf Club

Golf

Owl’s Head also has a golf learning center which includes golf clinics for adult golfers and for kids of 6 to 17 years of age


  • Prouty Beach &  Campground

Prouty Beach & Campground

Water Parks & Swimming Holes & Beaches

Sandy beach area , tennis courts, picnic area and public restrooms available at Prouty Beach.


  • 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.


  • Rock Art Brewery

Rock Art Brewery

Breweries

We have beers and Gear to go: growler refills, kegs, bottles, Rock Art swag, Vermont foods and handcrafted wood items!


  • Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum

Attractions

Shelburne Museum is renowned for its collection of American folk art and quilts


  • Spruce Peak Preforming Arts Center

Spruce Peak Preforming Arts Center

Entertainment

Spruce Peak Arts Center Foundation, Inc. strives to improve the cultural and economic vitality, and the quality of life, in north central Vermont.


  • St Johnsbury Athenaeum

St Johnsbury Athenaeum

Entertainment

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.


  • St. Johnsbury Country Club

St. Johnsbury Country Club

Golf

Master the golf course at St. Johnsbury Country Club as a member of one of the county's finest golf facilities.


  • Stowe Mountain Bike Club

Stowe Mountain Bike Club

Biking

Been thinking about the upcoming mountain biking season? We’ve been thinking about it all winter – and how we can make this riding season even more awesome than last.


  • Stowe Preforming Arts

Stowe Preforming Arts

Entertainment

We provide our much-loved summer concert series known as the Music in the Meadow concerts.


  • SwitchBack Brewing

SwitchBack Brewing

Breweries

The vision was to concentrate limited resources into making just a few beers to achieve the highest quality possible


  • The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Breweries

The Alchemist is a small, family run brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPA. We are currently focused on brewing one beer perfectly – Heady Topper, an American Double IPA.


  • The Snow Job

The Snow Job

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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


  • Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge

Attractions

The Trapp Family Lodge is a 2,500 acre mecca for the outdoor and nature enthusiast.


  • Trapp Family Lodge  Lager

Trapp Family Lodge Lager

Breweries

More than a decade ago Johannes von Trapp started thinking about brewing his own beer, for guests of the resort. His dream was to produce an American version of the tasty Lager he has enjoyed over the years on his trips to the countryside near his ancestral Austrian home.


  • Trout River Brewing Company

Trout River Brewing Company

Breweries

Trout River Brewing prides itself on creating and serving fresh, all natural, premium ales and lagers. Our beers are made with pure Vermont water, the best imported and domestic malts and hops, and quality yeasts


  • Vermont Children's Theater

Vermont Children's Theater

Entertainment

Inspiring participation in and appreciation of the arts. Promoting the arts throughout the region.


  • Vermont Lake Monsters

Vermont Lake Monsters

Attractions

Baseball Team Single-A affiliate of Oakland Athletics


  • Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

Attractions

The VTSSM's entire collection is divided into seven areas: ski equipment, ski clothing, mechanical equipment, Vermont Ski Area/Ski Vermont items, 10th Mountain Division, fine art, and related Library and Archival materials.


  • Whetstone Station Restautant and Brewery

Whetstone Station Restautant and Brewery

Breweries

The Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery features an unparalleled array of regional micro-brewed and international beers.


  • Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio

Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio

Attractions

The Ziemke Glassblowing Studio, located on scenic Route 100 between Stowe and Waterbury, Vermont, is the working glass studio of glass artist Glenn Ziemke. The studio features a large gallery showcasing the complete line of Glenn's classically inspired art glass