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Vermont's magnificent mountains & trails welcome visitors to outdoor adventure

Let’s agree: getting outdoors in Vermont is a ticket halfway to heaven. Vermonters know this, and some of them offer lodgings and services that offer convenience and a giant step toward a wonderful outdoor adventure in Vermont’s mountains and countryside. Among the offerings are inns with hiking trails for all fitness levels, and a visit at the day’s end to a gorgeous spa, where your muscles can be soaked or pummeling to perfection. Another outdoor adventure haven in Vermont is a camp where young, middle, and older generations can enjoy the outdoors together, doing sports, crafts, musical activities, and traditional camping. Swimming, tennis, and other daytime fun fades to evening campfires and well-earned sleep in a lodge, tent, or cabin.

103 U.S. Route 4 Mendon-Killington, VT, 05751 Phone: 802-353-2954

Taking a hike never felt so good

Enjoy fresh air and majestic Green Mountain scenery while you relax in a cozy New England Inn. There’s great hiking for every level along nature walks and wooded trails, including steeper and more-challenging terrain and distances. After a day on the trail, enjoy a massage, facial, and other services in the spa. Programs and activities, including weight loss retreats and mini vacations, are focused on exercise, yoga, and great food. New Life’s certified staff uses the latest techniques and trends to offer a total mind-body tune up. Cozy air-conditioned rooms come with private baths, mini fridge, and computer ports. The resort practices "leave no trace" outdoor etiquette.

1168 County Road Montpelier, VT, 05602 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-242-2740

See VT Farm Life on a Walk Through Woods and Maple Groves

Vermont is a place of outdoor people and farm life, but if you also like shopping, local history, and unique crafts, you will find all of these on your visit to Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in Montpelier. Burr Morse, the eighth generation of a family that has farmed this maple grove, greets visitors with tours of the sugarhouse, multimedia displays at a theater in a woodshed, a museum of Vermont farm life, and a country store with plenty of maple treats, gifts, and one-of-a-kind crafts to carry or mail back home. A gentle trail leads right to the “sugarbush” (maple grove). The trail is inhabited by fun folk characters carved by Morse. Sugaring season is February to April, but this theater of Vermont outdoor life is open year-round.

Villages of East Burke, West Burke & Burke Hollow Burke, VT, 05832 Phone: 802-626-4124

Recreate. Relax. Repeat.

Located in the heart of Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom, Burke is the perfect Vermont vacation spot for skiing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cultural heritage and more, all waiting for you to explore. Recreation galore awaits the adventurous travelers who like to hit the trails. And for those who like a slower pace, take your own time making your own trail discovering all Burke has to offer. Whatever brings you here, you will experience our unparalleled four season destination!

A place for families to bond and enjoy the outdoors together

Camp Common Ground offers a rare week-long vacation getaway set up for the whole family to do fun things together. Founded in 1994, this inter-generational camp provides fun family bonding experiences via traditional summer camp activities, like arts and crafts, music, nature, wellness, and sports. Set on 700 scenic acres in the heart of Vermont, Camp Common Ground celebrates the notion of family in all its styles and forms, and it cultivates a wonderful sense of community among campers. The camp is entirely solar-powered and has a private swimming pond, tennis courts, hiking trails, a campfire pit, and opportunities to learn something you’ve always wanted to do. Your stay includes accommodations in a tent, cabin, or lodge, all meals (local, organic, and vegetarian), and activities.