Hiking in Vermont & The Long Trail
Vermont is still God’s country! The wilderness is vast and undeveloped. When you venture into the backcountry by foot, it isn’t long before the only sound you can hear is your rhythmic breathing and heart pounding. Mountain Sports Inn is only two miles away from major trail heads, the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail. We can provide you the necessary information you need from just a short walk through the forest to a long strenuous day out on the mountain trails.
Within three miles of the Mountain Sports Inn there are two great golf courses, and numerous others within a short drive. The Green Mountain National Golf Course built in 1996 has a beautiful setting while challenging you on every shot. Designed by Gene Bates, the 18 hole, championship course features bent grass fairways, tees, and greens, a state of the art irrigation system, and an expansive drainage system. There is no better place in Vermont to get great views of the fall foliage, no matter what hole you’re on. The Killington Golf Course located on Killington Road in the Killington Village, also has a beautiful mountain setting. The course was designed by Geoffrey Cornish. This 18 hole 6,300-yard par 72 course will take your game to new heights.
Vermont Fishing & Hunting
Fishing and Hunting is another favorite pastime here in Vermont. Rivers, streams, and endless forests are plentiful in Vermont. Fishing and hunting, in season, can be a great family adventure. We can help you with the secret spots in central Vermont, where fish and game have been seen and actually caught. Fly fishing is the local specialty, and there are streams and ponds throughout the mountains of central Vermont to cast away. For all your local equipment needs Dick’s Sporting Goods in Rutland, Vermont (15-20 minutes away) has all the gear needed for your expedition. You can contact them at 802-773-2710 for more information about equipment as well as fishing and hunting in the area.
Killington Mountain Biking & Road Riding
Mountain Biking and Road Riding have become one of the most popular activities in this area. Our staff are serious mountain bikers and we can fill you in on the best rides in the area. At Killington, all abilities can ride on five different mountains. With over 40 miles of trails, there is something for everyone. Using the K-1 gondola, you can reach the 2nd highest peak in Vermont in just minutes, and then ride your bike down the single track.
Road bikes and touring are also very popular. Killington is right in the middle of the state, where the touring in any direction is simply beautiful, so there are no shortage of rides in the area. If you wish, you can challenge yourself to some difficult hill climbing routes or something more scenic and less strenuous. There’s riding for every level.
Vermont Foliage & Sight Seeing
Vermont Foliage is the greatest display of nature’s artwork in the Northeast. We can help you with your tour through the Vermont countryside to find the best places to get a great picture, a view from a mountain top, covered bridges to explore, or a spectacular scenic gondola ride up mountain peaks. We are only 3 miles from the highest gondola lift service in New England. The foliage views are just breath taking.