A 1400-acre working farm 7 miles south of Burlington, Shelburne Farms is a National Historic Landmark with stunning waterfront views. For runners, there are more than 10 miles of walking trails that are open year-round, weather permitting.
The Trapp Famiy Lodge is a famous Vermont landmark, owned by the Trapp family of Sound and Music fame. The lodge is set about 1,000 feet up, with great views of mountains all around.
This loop is a tour of the charming town of Woodstock, which is a popular visitors’ destination not far from the New Hampshire border. Our route starts at the Billings Farm & Museum, billed as a gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage and one of the finest operating dairy farms in America.
Middlebury is an beautiful college campus in an idyllic college town. Run the campus and sections of the famed Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), an 18-mile loop which encircles the town and links hundreds of acres of land.
You don’t need to travel far into Vermont to find a primo spot for foliage viewing. The Equinox Preservation Trust, accessible from just outside of Manchester, has 914 acres of woodlands with excellent running and foliage viewing conditions.