Jamaica is a fantastic getaway town in Vermont. It was an important village in the colonial period, dating back to 1790 when the first school was established. The town has a great location next to dams, mills, and bridges, meaning it's a popular destination for nature enthusiasts. There are plenty of great things to do in Jamaica, ranging from hikes, landmarks, shops, and restaurants. Jamaica has plenty of vacation rentals suitable for all types of travelers, so guests are sure to find a home away from home here.
The best things to do in Jamaica include parks, hiking trails, and amazing restaurants and sights. Jamaica is great all year round as its hills are ideal for skiing in the winter months. Jamaica State Park is best for hiking and biking trails, complete with a picturesque river and a small waterfall to explore. It's also a popular bird and wildlife watching spot and is welcoming of pets. Stratton Mountain is also worth checking out for hiking and trekking, not to mention its skiing and snowboarding areas boast incredible sights which can been seen by the ski lifts or on-foot trail. There is also a fire tower for when guests need to warm up, plus the view from the top is absolutely amazing. Addititionally, the peak has great restaurants, so why not hike to the top, grab a nice hot chocolate, and ski the way down?
For more ski resorts, head to the Norse House Ski and Sport, where visitors can rent out all the equipment and even hire a trainer to help learn the basics. Elsewhere, Townshend State Park is only a few miles away from Jamaica and is another must-visit for families looking to get back into nature. For an unforgettable experience with friends or family, devote a few hours to the Husky Works Mushing Co., a dog sledding company that offers rides to the public and is a truly unforgettable experience.
The best areas to stay are in the city center next to all the great amenities and with easy access to state parks. There are plenty of vacation rental properties in Jamaica so you're sure to find the perfect place. From big vacation rental houses for large groups to fully equipped condos and apartments for couples, there's no shortage of impressive vacation rental homes here!
The best time to visit Jamaica is in August when the weather is warm without much rain. The average temperature sits around 75 degrees, providing ideal conditions for exploring outdoors. If you plan on skiing and snowboarding in Jamaica, visit in December and January when there is the most snowfall.