Natural beauty, interesting places, and unique adventures abound in Vermont. With its bucolic forests, pastoral fields, and idyllic valleys, it is not hard to find a romantic spot. From vineyards and chocolates to zip lining and tours, Vermont is sure to offer up a first date location you will never forget. Here are the 6 best in the state.
If your idea of a sweet first date involves chocolate, you can’t do better than Laughing Moon Chocolates. Offering free “chocolate dipping demonstrations” at 2 p.m. daily, as well as samples and workshops teaching you to create your own chocolates, Laughing Moon makes chocolate using sustainably responsible decisions about resources, raw ingredients, and materials.
Lake Champlain stretches from Canada in the north to about halfway down both New York and Vermont at the south end. Samuel de Champlain credited with “discovering” the waterway, although Native Americans had long used it. With its many coves and islands, what could be more romantic than sailing under the stars or by sunset with a bottle of wine and the subtle slap of the water rhythmically rocking the boat?
Think bucolic forests, pastoral fields, majestic mountains, glacial mountain lakes, clear night skies where constellations shine bright, and thousands of miles of hiking trails, and you have about got it. For any naturalist, this is a dream, but in Vermont, we call it our backyard.
Since 1991, Snowmobile Vermont has been showing off the backcountry trails of Vermont like no other. With locations in Killington, Okemo, Mount Snow, and Stowe, no matter what part of the state you are in you are not far from the best snowmobile tours in the state. From remote trails to straightaways where you throttle down, there’s a lot to see on this unique date option.
Take an old-fashioned "one horse open sleigh" with the Percheron and Belgian draft horses Justin, Tom, Donny, Mack, Bret, or Jack. See the Vermont countryside from a romantic seat for two. Covered bridges, open brook, and winding wooded trails await as you look on, snuggled under warm blankets. This winter wonderland ride can only be found here in Vermont, and it will spark romance for a lifetime.
As the story goes, in 1789, Vermont native, “Justin Morgan received a colt from Springfield, MA as a debt payment.” He observed the horse was handsome and capable of great physical feats and that his offspring all seemed to carry these athletic and aesthetically pleasing genetics. And so the Morgan horse born. The farm is open to the public and offers tours for horse-lovers of all kinds.