Hiking, biking, and more in the Vermont countryside.
Explore Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom
Credit: Juleann VanBelle

Nature lovers delight in the meadows, hills, and forests in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. This area is ideal during the spring, summer, and into the fall, when the air is crisp and the leaves golden. Get there by car, but explore by bike or on foot.

Inn at Mountain View Farm

The name of this semi-converted 440-acre farm in Vermont’s rural Northeast Kingdom highlights its biggest perk — lush, long views of the state’s famous Green Mountains, which are visible from each of the 14 guestrooms and suites. Set in the farm’s 19th-century brick creamery and wood farmhouse, the rooms reflect its age, with poster beds, floral wallpaper, wicker chairs, and maple wood floors. Outside, there are 100 miles of hiking, biking, cross-country ski, and snowshoe trails, as well as an animal sanctuary for rescued farm animals run by the inn’s owner.

Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Kayak, hike, bike, learn to row, explore on horseback, run in wide-open spaces with sweeping views. It’s all accessible through this center, which offers sculling and running camps as well as bike, boat, and kayak rentals.

Claire's Restaurant & Bar

The menu that features seasonal, locally grown ingredients—dishes like pork loin with rhubarb and maple.

The Parker Pie Co.

Lunch on regional microbrews and tasty pizza with Vermont-smoked sausage.