Activities



Rock Climbing

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Rock Climbing

Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center (802-773-3343; vermontclimbing.com). Based in Rutland at 223 Woodstock Ave. and at the Killington Snowshed Lodge, the center offers lessons and climbs for allabilities, from age 4 up. Inquire about winter ice climbing.

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Tennis

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Tennis

Sherburne Recreation Center (802-422-3932)  Killington School for Tennis (802-422-3101) Vermont Sport and Fitness...

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Horseback Riding

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Horseback Riding

Vermont is considered one of the best places in the Northeast to go bicycle touring. Visitors can tour the region, traversing the countryside on the many quiet, winding backcountry roads. Pico Mountain Stables – one hour guided horseback tours  Mountain Top Inn & Resort Equestrian Program (802-483-2311; mountaintopinn.com) offers horseback riding geared to every level from beginner to experienced, one- and two-hour guided trail rides, both English and Western. Jumping, dressage, cross-country, and children’s instruction are...

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Biking

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Biking

Hikers in the Killington region can explore a wide variety of hiking experiences with remote waterfalls, hidden brooks and sweeping views of the Green Mountains. The Killington Parks & Recreation Dept., in conjunction with the Economic Development and Tourism Commission, organizes free hikes throughout the region. For more info you can call 802-422-3932 or go to www.killingtonrec.com. In addition, www.mountaintimes.info has additional hiking trail summaries. Here are just a few hiking choices in the area: Bike Vermont (800-257-2226),...

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Hiking

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Hiking

Gifford Woods Natural Area (summer 802-775-5354), 0.5 mile north of Rt. 4 on Rt. 100, Killington. A 7-acre stand of virgin hardwoods (sugar maple, yellow birch, basswood, white ash, and hemlock). Trails lead up to Deer Leap Mountain and to the lovely waterfalls where Kent Brook enter Kent Pond. In winter, cross-country trails connect with Mountain Meadows.  Deer Leap Trail, off Rt. 4 behind the Inn at Long Trail, is a popular short hike: a 45-minute one-way trek up a winding, moderately steep path that yields a southerly panoramic view...

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Golf

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Golf

Killington Golf Course (802-422-6700); killington.com), Killington Rd., Killington, has its own 18-hole, 6,326-yard, par-72 course designed by Geoffrey Cornish. Weekend clinics and golf packages. PGA professional instruction, rental clubs. The Mountain Golf School (800-343-0762), at the Killington Resort, features two-day weekend and three-day midweek instructional programs.  Green Mountain National Golf Course (802-422-4653); gmngc.com), Barrows-Towne Rd. and Rt. 100, Killington. This highly rated 18-hole course includes a clubhouse,...

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Fishing

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Fishing

Fishing. Licenses are available from the Killington town clerk, River Rd., and also from sporting goods stores and park rangers. Landlocked salmon and trout can be had in Chittenden Reservoir; trout are the catch in Mendon Brook. There also is fishing in Kent Pond and Colton Pond, and the White, Tweed, and Ottauquechee rivers. Woodward Reservoir on Rt. 100 south and Echo Lake in Tyson (accessible from Plymouth Camp State Park) and also good fishing. Stream & Brook Fly-Fishing (802-989-0398); streamandbrook.com) offers beginners programs...

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Lakes and Ponds

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Lakes and Ponds

Canoeing and Kayaking. Kayak rentals for use on nearby Kent Pond in Killington are available at nearby Base Camp Outfitters (802-775-0166). Chittenden Reservoir is a sublime place to canoe or kayak, an expansive 674 acres backed by mountains. Boat access is at the end of Chittenden Dam Rd. Woodford Reservoir on Rt. 100 south is another beautiful spot to paddle. Other places include: Timber Lake, Lake Rescue, Echo Lake and Ottaquechee River. Lake Bomoseen, just north of Castleton, is a popular local summer colony. Lake St. Catherine State...

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Half Moon State Park

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Half Moon State Park

Half Moon State Park (802-273-2848; 802-786-0060), between Fair Haven and Rutland on Rt. 4; take Exit 4, go 6.5 miles north on Rt. 30, left on Hortonia Rd. and continue 2 miles, then go left on Black Pond Rd., for 2 miles. Rental canoes; hike to High Pond, a remote body of water in the hills.

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Killington/Pico Adventure Center

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Summer Killington/Pico Adventure Center (802-422-6200); killington.com) is physically divided between the base areas of Pico, down on Rt. 4, and of Killington Resort itself. Open late June – July on weekends, then daily through Labor Day, 10-5. An Adventure Center Pass covers everything; passes are also available for single activities.

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