The lush, grassy meadow at Trapp Family Lodge, sloping gently down to a postcard view of Vermont’s rolling hills, is the perfect place to celebrate nuptials, hear a world-class concert or just take in a summer sunset. Readers named the spot the No. 1 wedding venue and best outdoor music venue in this year’s awards. The Trapp outdoor center, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, was also voted the best place for cross-country skiing. With more than 35 miles of wooded trails, it also got a No. 3 nod for best mountain biking.
Fill up on the Lodge’s natural beauty and charming design before filling a stein of von Trapp Brewing lager at the Bierhall, which took bronze among local breweries.
— Hannah Marshall