Mount Snow is best known for its winter activities. However, its best-kept secret is summer and of course, fall foliage is a truly special and spectacular time of year up here in the mountains of Southern Vermont, with the vibrant hues of red, orange, yellow and gold painting the landscapes and making for the most beautiful backdrop to our valley.
The mountain crosses over from winter to summer by being one of the best mountain bike areas in New England. Try your luck riding up one of their mountain bike trails or choose to take the chairlift up to the top and ride all the way down. Off-mountain there are also plenty of mountain bike trails for all abilities.
Some of the most beautiful golf courses you can find in Southern Vermont. We have two championship courses right here as well as many within an hour’s drive. Take a lesson, go out for the day or hit the range. We’ve got it all.
- Various Mount Snow hiking trails
- Mount Snow hiking
- Valley Trail
- Molly Stark State Park
- Woodford State Park
- Jamaica State Park
There are a few public swimming pools available. Most require the purchase of food or drink but what a way to enjoy a hot summer day. Seasons on Mount Snow has its own Sports Center which includes an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. This is included in all short term rentals and a small additional fee for long term rentals.
Better yet, Harriman Reservoir (also known as Lake Whittingham) is just down the road. This beautiful pristine lake offers swimming, boat access, boat and jet ski rentals, kayaking, canoeing and more.
Harriman Reservoir is the largest lake within Vermont’s borders with 28 miles of essentially untouched coastline. It is open to motor boats, yet still safe for kayakers, canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Here are a few spots to access Lake Whitingham.
Outdoor heated pool and hot tubs at the Snow Lake Lodge. Open on the weekends May to August with bar. Mount Snow Resort.
Timber Creek, Route 100, West Dover. Telephone: (802) 464-1222
Fairview Ave – At the light in Downtown Wilmington (corner of Route 100 and Route 9), go south on Main St (becomes Castle Hill Rd). After about a quarter mile, take a right onto Fairview Ave. Follow that till the end (as you enter the park it becomes a single lane dirt road) and you’ll be ay the boat launch, swimming, and picnic area.
Castle Hill – At the light in Downtown Wilmington (corner of Route 100 and Route 9), go south on Main St (becomes Castle Hill Rd). It will be about 2-3 miles from the light with parking on the right and a steep road down to the water. While small this is not usually as busy as Fairview Ave.
Medburyville – At the light in Downtown Wilmington (corner of Route 100 and Route 9), go west on Route 9. In 3 miles you will see a bridge on your left, take the bridge and a left after the bridge. Follow the dirt road to the end and you will see parking and picnic tables. Great swimming and picnicking spot with a great hike along an old railroad track along the lake.
- Motor Boat and Jet Ski Rentals & Sales
- Sunset Cruises and kayak/canoe rentals
Flames Stables: (802) 464-8329
Brookside Stables: (802) 464-0267
MHCA Dover Cinema
– 802-464-8411, http://www.memhall.org/, 4 Mountain Park Plaza, West Dover.
For more information on our area and up-to-date event listings, visit the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce website.