Vermont Hiking

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Vermont Walking Tours

Vermont offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Guide services are available for day hikes or over night trips. Hiking vacations are offered, both guided and self guided, over a variety of terrain. Hike the high peaks, enjoy a relaxing walk on any of our public trails or bushwack through the backcountry. Hundreds on miles of hiking trails are waiting for you. Inn to inn hiking vacation packages are also available.

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St. Johnsbury, VT.
Burlington, VT.
Rutland, VT.
Springfield, VT.
Bennington, VT.

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Abenaki Outfitters & Guide Service
Champlain Valley
Canoeing, Kayaking, Nature, Hiking, Snowshoeing
John Danyew
P.O. Box 283
Shoreham, VT 05770-0283
Phone: 802-897-7500
Abenaki Outfitters guides trips throughout Wobanakik, "The Land of The Dawn" in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. We also guide in the Adirondacks of New York. We specialize in guiding small groups or individuals. In this way, we can maintain a high quality outdoor experience.
Abenaki Outfitters is located in the heart of the Champlain Valley and we guide trips on both sides of the lake. We are a licensed guide service in several states including Maine offering canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing. We also teach classes and outdoors skills. We have a variety of Nature Hikes around the Champlain Valley and The Adirondack Mountains. Our hiking trips start in June and run through October. We hike through diverse habitats, and see a variety of plants, birds and animals. We offer moderate half day nature hikes, that focus on wildlife and plant observation. We also have full day hikes in the mountains. On these hikes you will travel by a variety of interesting scenery.


Appalachian Trail Adventures
Central - Southern Vermont

Hiking, Health/Wellness
John Keough
P.O. Box 394, Killington, VT. 05751
Phone: 888-855-8655
With over 20 years of experience, Appalachian Trail Adventures (ATA) is a travelers one stop adventure destination. Providing personalized all-inclusive vacations and daily guided adventures throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont. Adventures consisting of hiking, kayaking, caving and sightseeing tours. In addition, ATA offers lake kayak rentals. The 180 glowing TripAdvisor reviews demonstrates ATA’s commitment to the highest level of customer service.


Bredeson Outdoor Adventures
Statewide and Beyond
Biking, Hiking, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Team Building, Inn to Inn
Deborah Lewis
595 Forrest Road; Bridport, VT 05734 and 14 Cliffview Drive; Norwalk, CT 06850
Toll Free: 866-533-4361
We provide guided hiking, bicycling, cross country skiing and snowshoeing adventures in Vermont.  We share our passion for the Green Mountain State during multi-day, guided inn-based hiking, bicycyling, snowshoeing and cross country trips. Some of our trips are van supported, providing you with the opportunity to get to the next inn under your own steam, knowing that your suitcase will be waiting for you in your room at the end of the day.  On other trips we use vans to transport guests from point to point, followed by day hikes while based in one or more of Vermont's many charming inns.  Either way, you'll have great great food, awesome scenery and exercise, and you will be able to experience the beauty of Vermont at a pace that enables you to savor it.   Each step of the way is filled with history, which we’ll share with you, along with verses from our dog-eared copy of Robert Frost’s poetry.  We also provide guided day trips, and cross country skiing lessons. In her spare time, Deborah Lewis also teaches cross country skiing to school kids at Rikert Ski Touring Center. Now offering inn to inn hiking and guided inn to inn snowshoeing trips in Stowe, VT.


Country Inns Along the Trail
Self-guided and Guided Inn-to-Inn Hiking
52 Park Street, Brandon VT 05733
Phone (802) 247-3300 Toll-free (800) 838-3301
Self-guided hiking has been our specialty since 1975. Our customized self-guided tours start any day you want and last as many days as you wish. Head out where Nature is close at hand as you hike moderate to challenging Green Mountain trails, carriage roads, and vistas; while away your evenings at a comfortable antique country inn and a centerpiece "slow food" dinner, often featuring local Vermont ingredients. Alternately, choose a walking trip with easier terrain during the day but the same rewarding accommodations and dining each night. We also offer a limited number of guided group hiking tours led by experienced interpretive naturalists. This is Vermont . . . as it ought to be.


Vermont Adventure Tours
Southern, Central - Vermont
Backpacking, Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Winter Camping,  Women's Challenges, Youth Programs
and Sherry Lulek
223 Woodstock Avenue Rutland VT. 05701
Phone: 802-773-3343
Our seasonal camping programs are unique to any other experience you may have had before.  Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter offer many exciting and different challenges unique to Vermont.  Since each group requires a slightly different experience, location, and time line, we individually work with you and your group to customize a trip to fit your needs and expectations.  Boy scouts, Girl Scouts, church youth groups, family, and friends are all groups that we frequently guide winter camping trips for.  We guide trips in two area, Central Vermont, and Smuggler's Notch.  Please give us a call at (802) 773-3343to set up a program that fits your group.



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Vermont Huts
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More than 70 miles of well-maintained trails hiking, biking, wildlife and bird watching, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and more.


Recommended Lodging For Hiking Vacations
Northern Vermont Southern Vermont

Pine Crest Motel & Cabins, Barton, VT

Autumn Mountain Winery & Cabins, Brandon, VT

The Lilac Inn, Brandon, VT

Jackson's Lodge and Log Cabins, Canaan, VT

Mt Philo Inn, Charlotte, VT

Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury, Vermont

Four Season Trailside Vacation Getaway and Cabin, East Burke, VT

Waybury Inn, East Middlebury, VT

Eden Mountain Lodge, Eden Mills, VT

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Seyon Ranch, Groton, VT

Windekind Farm Cottages, Huntington, VT

Serene Country Cabins, Hyde Park, VT

Fourpeaks--Adirondack Backcountry Camps, Jay, NY

Jay Peak Ski Resort, Jay, VT

Brewster River Campground, Jeffersonville, VT

Smugglers Notch Resort, Jeffersonville, VT

Sterling Ridge Log Cabin Resort, Jeffersonville, VT

Middlebury Inn, Middlebury, VT

Little Gnesta Bed & Breakfast, Newport, VT

The Woods Lodge, Northfield VT

Robert Frost Mountain Cabins, Ripton. VT.

Porch Light Property Management, South Hero, VT

Comfort Inn & Suites, St. Johnsbury VT

Golden Eagle Resort, Stowe, VT

Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, VT

Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, VT

Hyde Away Inn, Waitsfield, VT

White Horse Inn, Waitsfield, VT

The Bunkhouse, Washington, VT

Grunberg Haus, Waterbury, VT

Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury, VT

Old Stagecoach Inn, Waterbury, VT

Harvey's Lake Cabins & Campground, West Barnet, VT

Couture's Maple Shop & Bed & Breakfast, Westfield, VT

The Willough Vale Inn, Westmore, VT

Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Williston, VT


Hill Farm Inn, Arlington VT

Roaring Branch Cabins, Arlington, VT.

Arlington's West Mountain Inn, Arlington, VT

Four Chimneys Inn, Bennington, VT.

The Mountain Top Inn and Resort, Chittenden, VT

Stone Boat Farm Bed & Breakfast, Jamaica, VT

The Trailside Inn, Killington, Vermont

The Vermont Inn, Killington, VT

Forest Echo Cabins, Mt. Holly, VT.

Amee Farm, Pittsfield, VT

Liberty Hill Farm, Rochester VT

Best Western Inn & Suites, Rutland VT

Vermont Twin Cabins and Lodge, South Royalton, VT

Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, VT.

Sugarbush Ski Resort, Warren, VT

Mount Snow Resort, West Dover, VT

Windsor Mansion Inn, Windsor VT

Abbott's Glen Clothing Optional Inn and Campground, W. Halifax





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Trails and Clubs

Large List of Trails

Appalachian Trail  From Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail wanders the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain ranges for more than 2,172 miles.

Ascutney Trails is a network of about 30 miles of trails for non-motorized recreational use, located at the base and western flank of Mt. Ascutney, mostly on the land of the Ascutney Mountain Resort and the town forest of West Windsor Vermont.

Green Mountain Club Established in1910 to build the Long Trail, GMC is a private, nonprofit organization with more than 8,000 members. The Long Trail is a 270 mile footpath with 175 miles of side trails with shelters and tent sites.

Green Mountain Trails  Fun, flowy, varied, beautiful and sustainable singletrack trail network. Over 25 miles of hiking and biking trails and growing. Gravity assisted riding possible. Pittsfield, VT, Open Daily 7 am to Sunset.

Kingdom Trails  Formed in 1994, the Kingdom Trails Association was created to protect, develop, and promote this incredible trail network. To date, Kingdom Trails has mapped and signed over 75 miles of multi-use trails, allowing for many self-guided hiking, mountain biking, and riding opportunities, with many more to come.

Millstone Trails Association is a non-profit organization that maintains the Millstone Trails, a network of non-motorized recreational trails in Central Vermont. Our trails traverse 1,500 acres of diverse and dramatic terrain, among historic quarries, New England villages, and regenerating forests.

Moosalamoo Association  Over 20,000 acres of forest, cliffs, vistas, lakes and streams, stretching from the western ridge of the Green Mountains to Lake Dunmore, and from Middlebury Gap to Brandon Gap.

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail - This trail is a National Recreation Trail that commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. The trail is an easy walk, and the first 0.3 miles across a beaver pond boardwalk out to the South Branch of the Middlebury River is accessible and suitable for wheelchairs.

Trail Around Middlebury is an 16-mile footpath, encircles the village of Middlebury and links several hundred acres of town land, conserved properties, schools, and other local landmarks.

Trapp Family Lodge  There are over 60 kilometers of wooded hiking trails for all levels of ability. Guided nature walks are available to guests and teach them about native plants, wildlife and the evolving landscape.

Upper Valley Trails Alliance  Information on hundreds of trails in the Upper Connecticut Valley.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science-Nature Trails - VINS’ nature trail system has been upgraded to make a section accessible to people of all mobility levels, including those using strollers and wheelchairs. VINS currently has three-quarters of a mile of trails that wind through the rich floodplain forest along the Ottauquechee River, with views of Dewey’s Pond.

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North Ferrisburg, VT. 05473
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