Hiking in Vermont

Finally – a trip away! It was a short one. My birthday was Friday and I managed to get in my 47 miles of riding. That was a bit tiring, but very good to get it done!

Saturday morning, we left for an overnight trip to Vermont.  We stopped first in Rutland to do shopping. Poor John, I dragged him to all the Vintage shops I could find 😀


I did manage to score a couple chairs at a sale from an auction house. 


The one on the left is going to get painted a color and go into the garden with a flower pot where the missing seat is. The one on the right will get reupholstered for the inside.  Grand total for both chairs was $4.  Can you believe that?  One was $3 and and one was $2, but then the lady said it was $4 for both.  Who can pass up a deal like that?  Not me  🙂

We booked a place in Killington at Mountain Valley Resort, which is a B&B.  What a gem this place is!




Our room was lovely looking out the back:



Our hosts were very nice.  They also told us about a hiking trail just down the road, so we headed down to check it out.  It started in the marshy area with a nice bridge:



Then we got to the climbing area. You could head 2 different ways and we took the shorter one to the falls since it was in the evening.





So beautiful and what a nice treat to find!



We decided the next morning to go back up there and hike the other side. After a wonderful breakfast from our hosts, we headed back.


This climbed up quite a bit.



Turns out it is part of the Appalachian trail!



It went on for quite a while going up.



It’s a very well marked trail as well.  Our new hiking shoes did great, too!



We could have gone on for a long, long time, but we weren’t really set up for a whole morning of hiking. We ended up doing about 3 miles.

I would for sure come back here to hike these trails again.  I love my biking first and foremost, but we are enjoying the hiking 😀

It was also great to get away and relax for the weekend!


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18 thoughts on “Hiking in Vermont

  1. Joanne

    It sure is nice to get away even if it is just for one night. The hiking scenery looks great. Your B & B looked so nice too. Back to the chairs and biking now.

    1. Lori Post author

      I am going to have to convert to metric pretty soon. It’s getting to be a lot of miles 😉

  2. Fran

    Lori I can’t tell you how much I love this post. First the B&B looks so so lovely and so is your room. What a great place to stay at.

    And the hike: lovely, what a beautiful trail to hike.

    Hope you will do this more often, I love it, especially since all I can do at the moment is look at photo’s of other peoples hikes 🙂
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday June 5, 2015: 365 Photo & 365 Days in Nature

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, the plan is for hiking this year. It’s hard because we love biking so much that we just always want to do that 😀

  3. Helen

    Hurray for a getaway!! That place looks amazing. You know, the older I get, the more I like hiking. I’m actually hoping to hike once a week this summer… we’ll see what with the wedding craziness if I can pull it off.
    Helen´s last blog post ..Whine and Tea

    1. Lori Post author

      The place was wonderful and not that expensive, actually. Looks much more spendy than it was.

  4. Shelley B

    What a beautiful area – you are lucky to live so close to such gorgeous trails! The inn looks so nice, too – glad you had a nice birthday mini-vaca. I’m also enjoying the fact that you stopped at antique stores along the way, with John going along for the ride (literally, haha) – we have a similar thing happening with yarns stores, lol.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Getting Comfy, Settling In…

    1. Lori Post author

      It actually wasn’t that buggy, surprisingly. I think because it was cooler. We did have some Off, though.

  5. Biz

    I’ve always wondered if all B&Bs have rooms with your own bathroom, or is it like a house and you have to share it? Either way, the place looks gorgeous and a perfect birthday getaway weekend!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Kick The Shit Out of Plan B

    1. Lori Post author

      It all depends on the B&B. Some have shared bathrooms and some have ones connected to rooms. This one was a shared hall bathroom.

  6. Kathy W.

    wow, 4 bucks?! Can’t beat that.

    What a great trip! Happy Birthday, Lori! Hope you had some cake–or at least a cuppicake! 🙂

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