BALLOON RIDESTake an unforgettable voyage. 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. Vermont Hiking Trails website. It lists a selection of local hikes to choose from.
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 local route, and provide a map. October Country Inn is featured in several Vermont biking guides, and our Vermont Bike Rides website lists a selection of local cycling routes of varying distance and difficulty.
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.
GOLFVermont 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, the best part of golfing in Vermont is that after a round, you're surrounded by all the other things there are to do in Vermont. Choose from 5 local courses: Killington Golf Club, Woodstock Country Club, Green Mountain National Golf Course, Okemo Valley Golf Club, White River Golf Club
FLY FISHINGStanding in the middle of a trout stream is a therapeutic approach to marveling at Vermont's incredible scenery. From early Spring thru late Fall, bring your fly rod and cast for rainbow, brown, or brook trout 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.
RIVER TUBINGNothing 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 KAYAKINGExplore 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 trips.
THEATREFounded 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. In addition to staging the latest in contemporary plays and musicals, the Weston Playhouse enriches the theatre experience with performance guides, director's talks, and talkbacks with the cast and company.
LOCAL STATE PARKSVermont's local State Parks include Queechee Gorge, Echo Lake, Silver Lake, Gifford Woods, and Coolidge Woods. These 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.