Summer / Fall Activities

Summertime activities in Southern Vermont are rich and varied.  Our temperatures range from 70’s and 80’s daily, with nightly lows of 50-60. We rarely have 90’s, so it’s good to have a sweater on hand, no matter how hot it is south of here. Just in case, all bedrooms have A/C.

We want to thank Green Mountain Vermont for their wonderful two minute  vacation video series that highlights our local attractions.

Scenic Vermont:

Let us assist you with several driving loops throughout Southern and Central Vermont.  Let our concierge suggest loops of differing lengths, mountains, covered bridges, country shops—everything you come toVermont to experience.

Weston:  A “short” hour ride, beautiful scenic Route 100 North, Weston is a charming, Vermont Country Town with the Vermont Country Store, famous for providing the “out of production or hard to find” items, great lunch spot, Weston General Store, one of the best Christmas Shops, and the Weston Priory (Benedictine Monks, open to public)

Manchester: Is a mecca of upscale outlets set up with little shops (not a strip-mall) including: Coach, Banana Republic, Orvis Flagship Store (dogs invited inside!),  Johnson & Murphy, to name just a few

Bennington:  Check out the Clark Museum; or the Bennington Monument

Brattleboro: Features boutique shopping, and art galleries along with some great dining options

Trails

Walk, run, or mountain bike on our extensive local trail system.   Whether you want to climb a mountain, or go for a short leisurely stroll, there is something here for everyone.  We will be happy to assist you in planning your perfect outing .  Make sure you have proper shoes, lots of water, and a leash for your dog before setting out.

The Crosstown trail pictured in the below video is perfect for a relaxed outing.  It is an easy trail to use, with good signage and is suitable for everyone.

For a more ambitious outing, you can hike up one of our various mountain peaks, such as Haystack,  or Mount Snow.  You can also head onto the infamous Appalachian trail and bring back a story that you can tell for years to come.

Mountain Biking equipment is available for rent right here in the valley.  We suggest contacting Equipe Sports, one mile north of the inn, for all mountain biking needs: rentals, and information as to country road routes. www.equipesport.com

You can also rent at Mt. Snow directly, ride a lift up the mountain, and bike down. Mount Snow strongly suggests that this is an activity for experienced riders.

Kayak /Canoe:

Looking for a getaway?  Here in the Green Mountains you can kayak or canoe on one of our lakes or reservoirs while surrounded by the untouched beauty of the forest.

Lake Raponda is about a 15 minute drive from the Snow Goose.  It is easy to access, and is a popular spot for small boating, kayaking, and fishing.  The following video gives you some fantastic views of the lake.

For a more secluded wilderness experience, check out the Somerset Reservoir.  It is a 45 minute drive from the Inn, much of which is through rough backcountry roads in the Green Mountain Forrest.  We think you’ll find the unspoiled wilderness well worth the trip.  The below video shows footage of a kayaker on the reservoir.

White Water Rafting:

Contact either Zoar Outdoors, at www.zoaroutdoor.com, or

Crabapple, at www.crabappleinc.com

Both offer highly reputable Outdoor Programs with equipment, instruction, and leadership on tours of all levels.

Also, if you have your own equipment, Jamaica State Park offers release days for white water rafting. Check the State Of Vermont website for detailed information on this.