Getting Outdoors

The Middlebury community and the broader Vermont community offers a lifetime of exciting and rewarding opportunities for exploring the outdoors!

Whether it's visiting one of the parks and trails right here in Middlebury, stopping by many of the nearby Vermont State Parks, or exploring the incredible Green Mountain National Forest located just to the east of the town, Middlebury is situated perfectly to offer a wide variety of activities and adventures into nature!

Just a few examples of how to make the most of the outdoor experiences here include:
  • The Trail Around Middlebury, encircling the village, provides miles of serene hiking just a short distance from the center of town
  • The Middlebury Snow Bowl offers a wonderful skiing experience, with varied skiing slopes that all can enjoy, just minutes from Middlebury
  • Town parks are open year-round for quick and convenient trips out to hike and enjoy the outdoors
  • The wide open spaces of the Champlain Valley offers incredible routes/loops for road bicyclists to take, connecting the communities in the region
  • The Robert Frost Interpretive Trail & Green Mountain National Forest are both located just a short drive from the center of town and offer 400,000 acres of publicly protected land, with 900 miles of hiking trails, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. The Forest provides countless outdoor recreation opportunities, including camping, fishing, and skiing.
    • The Interpretive Trail celebrates the acclaimed poet with excerpts of his writings shown throughout the trail
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