Franklin County is an active, vibrant destination in any season!
Jay Peak Resort is located on the eastern edge of Franklin County. Their recent expansion and remodel included additional ski lifts, snow-making, a family-friendly water park, ice rink and golf course. The Jay Peak village also includes excellent restaurants and breathtaking views from the area’s only aerial tramway.
To the southeast, lies Smugglers Notch Ski resort. Called “America’s Family Ski Resort,” by Ski Magazine, Smuggs invites you to try zip lining, a Seagway tour, or to splash in their outdoor waterparks. Hike or ski the Notch, depending on the season.
Lake Champlain provides an outdoor wilderness waterpark. Renowned for sport fishing, small and large mouth bass, Northern Pike and several other varieties of game fish, fishermen from around the globe make Vermont a stop on their fishing trips. Additionally, hundreds attend the LCI fishing tournament held annually over Father’s Day weekend.
Spend a few nights camping on Burton Island to get away from it all. Accessible only by boat, the only traffic you will battle is the breakfast line at the Burton Island Bistro. Their breakfast sandwiches are the best!
Seasonal camp rentals and boat access points for any water activity dot the norther tier of the lake. On any given day dozens of boats line the leeward side of one of our beautiful islands, Burton, Butler or Woods. Paddle or kayak the nooks and crannies, wander off the beaten path, and lose yourself in the sights and smells of lakeside living!
Franklin County is proud to be the Maple Syrup headquarters of Northern Vermont! Each spring the saps flows, cresting over many hills are streams from local sugar houses, producing liquid gold. Most hold annual tours during boiling season, and they all want you to take home a freshly bottled batch of delicious syrup!
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Planning a trip or vacation to Franklin County? Let us help you! We can send you our Visitor’s Package, filled with information about restaurants, shops, recreational activities, places to see and things to do, and how to contact us once you are here so that we can answer any questions about our beautiful corner of Vermont.