The Vermont Tourism Research Center (VTRC) is the only research center in the state focusing on tourism and recreation. Whether you are starting a new business, considering expanding, researching the latest trends, or simply interested in learning more about tourism and recreation, we can help.

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VTRC provides resources and research for farmers and agricultural service providers. Find agritourism "how-to" guides, economic benefit studies and listings of state and region-wide agritourism associations.

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation in Vermont contributes to the economy, influences local communities, and impacts the natural environment. Learn more from research findings, reports, and fact sheets to help communities and businesses make informed decisions about tourism development.