Why Choose Vermont

Whether you prefer to spend your time enjoying the great outdoors or curled up with a book in the great indoors, Vermont has something for everyone. Our small state packs a big punch — winter sports, fall foliage, summer festivals, Lake Champlain, Ben & Jerry’s, village coffee shops, maple sugaring — the perks of living here are endless. Just one visit to Vermont and you’ll see why National Geographic ranked Vermont as one of the “50 Places of a Lifetime.” You’ll find that Vermont is easily accessible and its charms are all around you.  

Just beyond our doors, you’ll have quick access to world-class skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and other outdoor adventures. Saint Michael's is within 45 minutes of some of the best downhill and Nordic skiing in the East — at nationally known resorts including Stowe, Smugglers' Notch, Sugarbush, and the Mad River Valley.

You might also enjoy our various cultural attractions like the Shelburne Museum, Burlington City Arts, and the Flynn Theater, as well as countless festivals and cultural events throughout the year. The big city excitement of Montreal is less than a two hour drive. Other Vermont treasures like the Northeast Kingdom with its pristine roadways and hiking/biking trails, and Middlebury and Montpelier with their distinct, small town charms, are just a leisurely Sunday drive.

Don’t just take our word for it, come visit Saint Mike’s and explore Vermont. You’ll fall in love just as we have. See why for the fourth year in a row, our Green Mountain State has been named the Healthiest State in the country by the United Health Foundation!

For more information about visiting Vermont, visit Vermont's Department of Tourism web site and the Vermont.com web site.