Killington, VT

Category: Travel

on: Sep 8, 2015

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DESTINATION: Killington, VT … a four season destination

TRIP: 200 miles … 2.5 to 3 hours

BRING: a heavy jacket for cooler temperatures at night… hiking shoes … bathing suit for a hot tub … camera

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO:

1. APPALACHIAN TRAIL ADVENTURES from Summit Lodge:
— half day and all day hikes on the Appalachian and Long Trail (Long trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the US!) and “Thundering Waterfall”, lead by John Keogh. Packages include meals and hotel accommodation… kayaking, hiking and/or caving, rock climbing and mountaineering depending on your interests. Early breakfast at 7am

2. ADVENTURE PARK: zip lining, rock climbing … a brand new summer/fall adventures with 8 new attractions; DAY PASS $15-39 depending on age … with SkyeRide, Skye Ropes Course, Terra-Maze, Disc golf and a roundtrip on the Snowshed scenic lift ride,

3. LOCAL SPORTING and TOWN EVENTS:
— golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking and paddling … Parks and Recreation Center activities (June to mid August) including soccor, swimming, tennis … family-friendly Summer Outdoor Concerts… the annual “Spartan Race” … the Eastern State Cup Mountain Bike Races … Killington Brewfest for craft beer lovers to sample the finest brews in New England in October etc.

4. EXCURSIONS :
— New England Maple Museum in Pittsford 20 mins away … Billings Farm Museum in Woodstock, VT 25 minutes away … Wilson Castle in Proctor 20 minutes, built in the mid 1800’s … plus Vins Nature Center… Vermont Country Store … Queechee Gorge … Simon Pierce Glass Blowing… Cabot Cheeze Factory … Corn Maze

5. AREA RESTAURANTS:
— The Garlic • The Foundry • Killington Resort

ACCOMMODATIONS:
1. SUMMIT LODGE is a country inn with pub, horseshoes, shuffleboard, tennis, swimming, bacci, hot tub, pool, massage, free shuttles to the slopes in winter and golf packages in summer
2. Birch Ridge Inn
3. Snowed Inn