Woodstock Vermont Summer Activities

A hot air balloon rising above woodstock vermont treetops.

BALLOON RIDES

If you like the outdoors, Woodstock Vermont summer activites are too numerous to list. But, to suggest a few: take an unforgettable voyage in a hot-air balloon.  View Quechee Gorge, the grand canyon of the east, or float above the tree tops and follow the Ottauquechee River. Fly over the magnificent Connecticut River Valley on the border between Vermont and New Hampshire. www.balloonsofvermont.com.

HIKING

Do you like to hike?  Then you’re in the right place.  Vermont is blessed with an abundance of forested mountain terrain.  Most local trails offer varied terrain.   Panoramic vistas are commonplace.  You’ll breath fresh mountain air all day.  And, on a hot day, slip off your shoes and splash in brisk mountain streams.   We are familiar with all the local trails.  Let us suggest a local hike and provide you with directions and a map.

A lone cyclist casually riding along a quiet Vermont country road.

BICYCLING

Be it hard-pack back roads, or quiet paved roads, Vermont is a cyclist’s paradise.  And October Country Inn is the visiting cyclist’s guide as well as a home away from home. If you like to ride a bike, we can set you up.

For mountain bikers, nearby Killington Ski Resort has summer/ fall riding and rentals with lift-serviced trails. If you don’t have a bike with you, rentals are locally available. We will help you plan a route.  Select from a range of varying distance and difficulty.  We will provide a map. As a cyclist’s venue, October Country Inn is featured in several Vermont biking guides.

Golfer enjoying a verdant Vermont fairway. Besides traditional mountain biking or road biking, Vermont has an extensive network of hard-packed dirt back-roads winding through the countryside that offer another cycling alternative that is more scenic, and more tranquil.

GOLF

Nothing says Woodstock Vermont summer activities like golf.  Local golf courses are accessible for tee times and inexpensive by down country standards. Greens and fairways are lush and well-manicured, thanks to Vermont’s temperate summer climate and top quality groundskeeping. Of course, after a round, you’re surrounded by all the other things there are to do in Vermont. Choose from 5 local courses: Killington Golf ClubWoodstock Country ClubGreen Mountain National Golf CourseOkemo Valley Golf ClubWhite River Golf Club
Fly fisherman stands in a quiet Woodstock Vermont stream.

FLY FISHING

Many Woodstock Vermont summer activities involve water. Standing in the middle of a trout stream is a therapeutic approach to marveling at Vermont’s incredible scenery. Fishing season runs from early Spring thru late Fall.  Fish for rainbow, brown, or brook trout.  Fish in the Ottauquechee, White, or Black rivers and their countless tributaries. Or, take a fly fishing lesson, or, beginners and experts alike may want to book a guided trip with local professional guide, Matt Stedina
A flotilla of river tubers curising the green corridors of the White River.

RIVER TUBING

Nothing is more refreshing on those hot summer days than floating down the White River draped over an inner-tube. Nearby Stockbridge is known as the tubing capital of Vermont. There are two outfitters that supply the tubes, and provide shuttling to the launch site: Vermont River Tubing and Tweed River Tubing

CANOEING OR KAYAKING

Explore the unique beauty and abundant natural and historic features while gliding silently in a canoe down the quiet Connecticut River.  Or, opt for some challenge and excitement with quick water kayaking on the White River. Locally,Great River Outfitters, offers self-guided canoe, kayak, and raft trips of varying lengths: half day, full day, or multi-day overnight tripsTheatre is a popular Woodstock Vermont summer activity.

THEATRE

Founded in 1937, the Weston Playhouse is Vermont’s oldest professional theater. The company’s onstage work is complemented by extensive education and outreach programs throughout New England. the latest in contemporary plays and musicals are staged. Additionally, the Weston Playhouse enriches the theatre experience with performance guides, director’s talks, and talkbacks with the cast and company.

LOCAL STATE PARKS

Vermont’s local State Parks include Queechee GorgeEcho LakeSilver LakeGifford Woods, and Coolidge Woods.  Local State Parks are an outstanding resource to enjoy Vermont’s natural beauty.  Or, to picnic, hike, canoe or kayak (rentals available at Echo and Silver lakes), swim, fish, or watch wildlife.

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