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), based in Woodstock, offers weekend and five-day tours that include the Lake St. Catherine and Middletown Springs areas. 
    • Escape Routes from Casa Bella Inn, Pittsfield (877-746-8943); casabellainn.com). Self-guided tours with detailed maps and descriptions available.
    • Great Outdoors Adventure Tours
    • River Road, Killington
    • Mountain Bike Park at Killington (802-422-6232); killington.com) The K-1 Express Gondola operates July—Columbus Day (weather permitting) hoisting bicyclists and their bikes form Rt. 4 up to Killington Peak, accessing 45 miles of trails and a 1,700-foot vertical drop spread across five mountain areas. Guided tours, instruction, bike rentals, and packages.
    • Pittsfield Bike Club, Pittsfield (800-257-2226). The Green Mountain Trails are a public access multi use trail system in Pittsfield and Stockbridge Vermont managed by the Pittsfield Bike Club. The trail system consists of over 30 miles of public access trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, snowshoeing and more. Trail heads and parking are at the Amee Farm on Route 100 north and at the end of Tweed river Drive. Directions to and recommendations for trails can be found at the Pittsfield General Store.

    Bicycle Touring:

    • Bike rentals are available from the Great Outdoors Trading Company(802-775-9989) at 219 Woodstock Ave. (Rt. 4) Sports Peddler (802-775-0101) at 158 N. Main St., both in Rutland.