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Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center

783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT 05146
+1 802-843-2400
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Excellent! We really enjoyed ourselves here at the outdoor center. It was included in our stay at... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Marylou P
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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Weekend getaway

Fun bike ride to the center. Took a short hike around the swimming pond. Area is beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
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Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a multi-season recreation center located in historic Grafton Village, Vermont. In the winter, we offer 15k of Nordic skiing (with snowmaking), 15k of snowshoeing and a 600-foot tubing run. Full base lodge with lessons & rentals. In the summer, we offer mountain biking, hiking, canoe excursions, swimming, and a great summer kids camp program (ages 5-16 yrs). Great special events, like our weekly wine & cheese snowshoe (winter) and hiking (summer) tours!
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783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT 05146
+1 802-843-2400
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent! We really enjoyed ourselves here at the outdoor center. It was included in our stay at the inn. Went biking and hiking.

Thank Marylou P
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Fun bike ride to the center. Took a short hike around the swimming pond. Area is beautiful and peaceful.

Thank BubbaMo04
Reviewed 19 June 2017

As guests at the Inn, we were surprised this year to learn we were not welcome to swim in the pond without registering and that only some trails are available for hiking with our dogs. Although we saw no bikers during the week we were...More

Thank traveler0758
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited with our family over President's Day weekend for snow tubing. We got there at noon and waited about 45 mins for available tubes. It's a popular place! They had run out of rentals for skis and snow tubes. Luckily, it wasn't so long...More

Thank bluecricket50
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went to a sponsored "try it day" there by BCBS of VT. We tried cross country skiing and snow shoeing for free so I don't know costs but the people who worked there were great helping us with equipment. The place is beautiful, trails are...More

Thank Carolyn K
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went primarily to try fat biking and ended up doing that and snowshoes all day long! While we couldn't bike the trails (too icy-studded tires needed) we tooled around the field and grounds-it was so fun! We went into the trails with our snowshoes...More

Thank caldwellgirl3
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We spent the day fat biking the mountain bike trails. It was so fun even though there wasn't any snow! This year they are offering fat bike rentals and groomed fat bike trails. Looking forward to it! Cozy lodge with fireplace and hot cocoa.

Thank Roseanne D
Reviewed 14 September 2016

No matter the season, Grafton Ponds has a ton of fun awaiting for us. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow tubbing....it is a winter wonderland. Afterwards, we love to have a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. In the summer we go use the trails...More

Thank goflo5
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stayed in Grafton in the summertime and this place has everything you might need for a relaxing summer day, a nice large pond with a diving/sunning floating platform and paddle boats, canoes,etc. It's also got lots of trails to hike, explore, or bike that are...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great walking trails. Mid July many would have benefitted from a mow. Wonderful swimming pond, low-key. Easy walk from Grafton Inn. Mostly a space used in winter, but very pleasant in summer. Ponds on small side so fun to paddle around but not suitable for...More

Thank traveler0758
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23 February 2017|
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Response from caldwellgirl3 | Reviewed this property |
I think you just pay for the access to the trails for the day. I don't think it's more than $10-15