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.

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.

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 "l0eave no trace" outdoor etiquette.