What's There to do Around Here?

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Our area offers adventures large and small for anyone to enjoy. Find exciting things to do in Vermont like hiking and biking adventures to water and snow activities – shopping, dining, and much more. Join us for your next getaway to the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Warm Weather • Year-Round • SnowEvents

Drive Times:

*Route 108 closes during the winter.

Warm Weather Fun

fun in the sun

Swimming Holes:

  • Take a walk on our natural road, through a covered bridge out to Brewster River Park. While there, enjoy a refreshing dip in one of many swimming holes along the way.


  • Vermont Canoe & Kayak – In the summer months, take a lazy paddle down the Lamoille with a self guided tour or guided tour such as “Water & Wine” – the only winery tour available!


Adventurous types might consider:


Offering a variety of farm, fresh products, locally made artisan products, food vendors and live music! Shop directly from the farmer and get a bounty of fresh, locally grown produce and handmade crafts. 

  • Jeffersonville Vermont Farmers & Artisan Market: Wednesday: 4:30 – 7:30 (Jun – Oct)
  • Fairfax Farmers Market: Thursdays 4:30 – 7:30 (Jun – Oct)
  • Jericho Mills Riverside Farmers Market: Thursdays 3:00 – 6:30 (May – Oct)
  • Five Corners Farmers Market (Essex Junction):Friday 3:30 – 7:30 (Jun – Sept)
  • Burlington Farmers Market: Saturdays 8:30 – 2:00 (May – Oct)
  • Morrisville Farmers’ Market: Saturday 9:00 – 1:00 (May – Oct)
  • Northwest Farmers’ Market (St. Albans): Saturday 9:00 – 2:00 (May – Oct)
  • Stowe Farmers Market: Sundays 10:30 – 3:00

For more farmers markets checkout www.nofavt.org

Fall foliage, Vermont is bursting with color—crimson, ginger, gold—over hills and mountains. You can view Vermont’s fall foliage in many different ways.

“Depending on when you time your trip, the colors will be either descending toward the greener valley or brightening the lowlands as the summits turn the dun shades of late autumn.” ~ Yankee Magazine, Sept./Oct. 2007 issue

Fall foliage in Vermont also brings us apples, pumpkins, and other locally grown produce!

Corn Mazes

Cold Weather Activities

fun in the snow

Area Mountains:

Smugglers’ Notch Ski Area – 10 min drive
Stowe Mountain Resort – 50 min drive 
Jay Peak – 50 min drive


Triple Diamond Ski Shop – 10 min drive 
No School Snowboard Shop – 10 min drive 

Occasionally we can acquire discounted ski passes for our guests – ask us at booking!

Explore the property right here at Sterling Ridge Resort or adventure out to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Complimentary snowshoes are available for Sterling Ridge Resort guests to use on resort property.

Cross Country Skiing in the Area:

  • Trapp Family Lodge XC, Stowe
  • Hazens Notch XC, Montgomery
  • Smugglers Notch XC, Jeffersonville
  • Edson Hill, Stowe
  • Wiessner Woods, Stowe
  • Stowe Rec. Path, Stowe
  • Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, Jeffersonville trailhead
  • Cricket Hill Trails, Hyde Park

A popular and fun way to enjoy the winter beauty.

Have your own snowmobile? Sterling Ridge Resort has access to the VAST trails and the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

Lajoie Stables – Winter sleigh rides and winter horseback riding. All sleigh rides are private and include a guide. 

Eden Dogsledding – A great adventure in the pristine wilderness on groomed trails!

Ice Skating:

Vermont Maple Experience

liquid gold

Spring is the time to “get your maple on”!

Rock Maple Mountain Maple SyrupNot only is maple syrup delicious atop pancakes and waffles it is also a great alternative to processed sugar for use in cooking and baking.  Sap flows during the spring in Vermont, and we invite you to come and celebrate all things maple with us!  While making your reservation, be sure to select “Learn where maple syrup comes from!” to reserve a spot on a tour of the Snowshoe Pond/Rock Mountain sugar woods and sugar house. Learn all about tapping, boiling, and grading. At the end of the your experience, you will receive a 1/2 pint of maple syrup, pancake mix, and a smail (4 oz.) bag of maple sugar. 

Why is maple so important to Sterling Ridge?

The owners of Sterling Ridge, Barb and George, also have a large, certified organic maple syrup operation, and they use the sap from maple trees in the forest around Sterling Ridge to produce their wonderful maple syrup (which is also for sale in the Ridge Store!). The Salg family is always around to answer any questions you may have about making maple syrup, as syrup making is an art that has been passed down through their family for generations.

And don’t forget, Vermont Maple Open House weekend is March 21 & 22, 2019, when many of the area sugarhouses are open for visitors and tours.

Things to Do All Year Round

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Gifts & Art:

Markets & Grocery:

Local Products

Local Farms:


Wines & Spirits:

Craft Brews:

For Vermont Craft Brewery tours visit bestinvt.com 

Spas & Massage:

Area Events


There’s always something going on around here. From annual festivals to the local scene and of course Sterling Ridge’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt!

For more specific searches check out these area calendars:

Events near Jeffersonville, VT
Stowe Events
Vermont.org event site