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Central Vermont makes plenty of room for ice skating fun on your vacation

Frozen Lake Fun - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

82 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

One way to breathe in that invigorating Vermont air: ice skating on a trail that skirts a lake

At the Lake Morey Resort, you can enjoy that crisp Vermont air in the winter in a number of ways: hiking, snowshoeing, skiing. And then there’s ice skating! The resort has a 4.5-mile ice-skating trail, which makes it the longest skate trail in the country. The exciting loop lets skaters skirt the lake’s shore, which means you might want to occasionally stop just to admire the stunning views. (Don’t forget to look up — you might see a bald eagle.) You can rent Nordic, figure and hockey skates (pond hockey is among the resort’s many winter activities) and you can get figure skate and hockey skate blades sharpened on-site. What to do after you untie the laces? Relax in the sauna or heated indoor pool, of course!
Ice Skating - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Skating rink a favorite with beginners and pros alike at this mountain-top resort

Whether you’ve been skating since kindergarten, or it’s the first time lacing up, you will love the skating rink at the Mountain Top Resort, where winter is just one more season filled with fun activities. Bring your own skates, or rent a pair, at the resort’s activities center. Afterward, take the kids to the sledding hill (you know you want to zip down that hill, too), or go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on resort trails. Or maybe what you’ll want is some time in the four-season hot tub — or a massage or facial at the on-site spa. Enjoy a meal in the resort dining room, looking out over mountains and the lake, or have a burger and a brew in the tavern. You need those carbs for tomorrow’s skate!