Vermont Central (May through
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$1,895 - (6 Days/5 Nights).
There is a $200 single supplement charge
Easy to moderate.
Group size - 2 to 8. Includes
pick up and drop off at Burlington, VT Airport
Hike along quiet trails and lanes, and through small villages
in the heart of Vermont.
The area of the state near Rutland eastward to the
Connecticut River is loaded with footpaths and meandering back roads perfect for
exploring. We walk along the Ottauquechee River and view Quechee Gorge just downstream
from Woodstock, a small town known for stately buildings clustered around its
oval-shaped green, for its in-town covered bridge, for the walks up nearby Mt.
Tom, and for Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. We visit the Plymouth area with its "chain of
lakes" tucked away in the scenic mountains - a walk along Lake Amherst and one also near
Another highlight is walking on the Appalachian and Long Trails near
Killington or Barnard. A walk of less than an hour brings us to Deerleap Rock with its
superb views of the mountains and valleys in the Killington area. Ancient hemlock trees
in and rushing streams abound. We also visit Gifford Woods State Park to see
one of the last stands of old-growth maples in Vermont.
Mt. Ascutney presides over the Connecticut River and eastern part
of this area. There
are interesting trails for us to follow with great viewpoints. No trip to this area is complete,
however, until we have made the pilgrimage to the country store in Barnard with
its old-fashioned soda fountain. Plus, there is swimming to be had in
sparkling Silver Lake, just a stone's throw from the store's porch.
Comfortable lodging is included from a choice of many fine inns and