Location is Everything

Where is Johnson State College located?Johnson State College is located in the small town of Johnson (population of about 3,200) and its environs have a lot to offer everyone.

The Town of Johnson

Johnson is a classic New England college town. Our campus, which overlooks the Lamoille River Valley, is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Vermont. Main Street offers a coffee house, a bookstore and the famous Johnson Woolen Mills and outlet store. The Vermont Studio Center attracts nationally and internationally known writers and artists in all media.


For outdoors enthusiasts, there is no end to the activities, all year round. With 223 mountains higher than 2,000 feet and access to the Long Trail nearby, you'll find endless opportunities for hiking, climbing, biking, camping, snowshoeing, snowboarding, skiing and more! There are also more than 400 rivers, lakes and ponds in Vermont where you can swim, fish, kayak and canoe.

Skiing and Riding

And winter is when the fun really begins! Skiers and riders from all over the country and the world choose Vermont's winter resorts. Smugglers' Notch Resort in Jeffersonville runs a daily shuttle bus to the mountain from the college, a 15-minute drive.

And Stowe Mountain Resort, located on top of Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak at 4,395 feet above sea level, is only a 30 minute drive from campus. 

Jay Peak Resort boasts the most snow in the East, and is just 45 minutes from campus.

Nearby Cities

Johnson State is about an hour's drive from Burlington, Vermont's largest city, and a college town itself. Burlington overlooks Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains and offers shopping, art, music, theater, food and more.

Additionally, we're less than two hours from Montreal, Quebec in Canada. This vibrant, international city is home to the NHL Canadians hockey team, a casino, and many, many museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and other popular cultural and tourist destinations.