Vermont is becoming our go-to summer destination when we want to escape the city for fresh air. This summer we spent a lot of time in Manchester Vermont exploring the town and shopping. But when you're traveling with kids, you've got to mix things up. On our last trip north, we discovered Bromley Mountain is just as much fun in the summer as it is in winter. Your family will love Bromley Mountain's Summer Adventures.
Bromley Mountain Summer Adventures
Check out this video sharing the highlights of my day at Bromley Mountain.
Plan your Bromley Mountain Adventures
You can fill a full day or a few hours at Bromley. In the winter, this mountain is a great spot for families, it's got wide open trails and relatively few lines. My family has had a great time skiing here, and we were happy to find summer is equally delightful.
The adventures are spread across the mountain. The base area is home to the Mountain Adventure Park. This is great for kids 5 and up. I suggest getting a pass for the day and letting the kids get unlimited time on the trampoline, climbing wall, mini golf, giant swing and waterslides.
Our favorite ride was the Giant Swing. It was the thrill of the day as the swing released us from the top and we zoomed downward at close to 40mph.
Older kids will love the alpine slide. Bromley is home to North America's first triple-tracked Alpine Slide and still one of the longest slides in the world - a full 2/3 of a mile. Momtrends Tip: Must be at least 3 years old and 38” tall to ride - younger riders must ride with adults.
Bromley Sun Mountain Flyer
This was an absolute blast. We loved the Bromley Sun Mountain Flyer. First, head up the scenic chair lift to the top of Bromley. From there, climb the tower to the Flyer. The friendly staff got us securely into our flyer seats. Then 1-2-3, we were off. The ride is incredible!
The Flyer hits nearly 50 mph as you cruise over the mountain towards the base. It's much easier and gentler than zip lining, and I have to say, MUCH more comfortable.
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Bromley Aerial Adventure Park
If your kids love ropes courses and challenges, the Aerial Adventure Park is a must-visit. Sadly on our trip, we didn't have time to get this in. (I love the Ramblewild zipline in Massachusetts). Find out more about the park here. Momtrends Tip: You must be 7 or older for this portion of Bromley.
Details about Bromley Mountain Summer Fun
Each summer the park opens Memorial Day Weekend. For most of the summer it's open seven days a week. After Labor Day it's open on weekends through Columbus Day. The best bet is to get a day pass to the park. Passes are available for two or three of the adventures. Prices start at $60.
Where to Stay In Southern Vermont
What to do in Southern Vermont
In addition to everything I shared here, we've covered a lot of activities in Southern Vermont. Here are some additional resources.
- Shop the Designer Outlets: with more than 40 high-end outlets, shopping is a must.
- Hit the Slopes: Okemo is 45 minutes away and Stratton Mountain is 25 minutes.
- Culture and spa time. Check out our picks for your indoor time.
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This Bromley Mountain Summer Adventures feature is not sponsored