Hiking the Long Trail in Vermont's Green Mountains

Enjoy all that Central & Northern Vermont Offers

From the mountains to the city, there is something for everyone.

Enjoying the Countryside
Resources for trails biking, walking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
33-mile flat track multi-purpose recreation and transportation corridor-soon to be 93 miles, enter trail in Jeffersonville, only 20 minutes from the Estate

Vermont Green Mountain Club Long Trail
Famous VT Long Trail 272 mile footpath from northern to southern VT

Burlington Parks Recreation Waterfront Vermont
Waterfront Bike Path run the length of the city north to south tying into 30 mile of public trails.

Vermont Association of Snow Travelers
VAST includes 127 snowmobile clubs statewide with over 5000 miles of trails.

Area map of VAST snowmobile trails

Missisquoi Valley Rail Trails
Franklin County’s 26.4 mile rail trail spanning St Albans to Richford takes your through farms, forests, fields and wetlands.

Vermont State Parks- Northern Region
Great biking, hiking, paddling, swimming, fishing options

Closest State Parks to Fairfax:
St Albans Bay State Park and Burton Island State Park  off St Albans Point, as well as Kamp Kill Kare State Park in St Albans Bay .

Stowe Recreation Path
This 5.3 mile paved trail stretches from Stowe Village to Top Notch Resort on the Mountain Road.

Some of the Best Skiing & Riding Around!

Smugglers’ Notch
Smuggs in Jeffersonville has an indoor swimming pool and hot tubs.  Great skiing, many family activities, 25 minutes away.

Stowe Mountain Resort
Skiing, golf, shops and eateries, 40 minutes away

Jay Peak Resort
Indoor waterpark, ice skating rink, skiing, golf and more, 1 hour away


Brown’s River Golf Course
A 6-hole, par 24, medium golf course on the Brown River in Fairfax, just 5 minutes from The Inn at Grace Farm

Vermont Golf Courses
A listing of golf courses in Vermont

Water Activities – Fishing, Swimming & Paddling

Bert’s Boats & Transportation, Jeffersonville
Kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals. Self-guided and guided tours. Shuttle service available for groups.

Vermont Canoe & Kayak, Jeffersonville
Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals in northern Vermont

Spirit of Ethan Allen Lake Cruises, Burlington
Sightseeing, lunch, sunset and dinner cruises on Lake Champlain

Guide to Swimming Holes & Hot Springs in Vermont

Vermont Water Sports Directory

Lake Champlain International – Fishing Derbies

Shelburne Vineyards, Shelburne VT

Wine, Beer & Cheese, Oh My!

Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits Cambridge, VT
Wine, cider and spirits tastings and sales. Aproximately 10 minutes from the inn.

Smugglers’ Notch Distillery & Tasting Room, Jeffersonville

Shelburne Vineyards & Tasting Room, Shelburne

Vermont Cheese Trail
Map and links to cheesemakers in Vermont

Dig in Vermont Tasting Trails & Events

Vermont Breweries & Beer Trails 

Unique “Vermont-Made” Tours

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop & Factory Tours, Waterbury

Vermont Teddy Bear Shop & Factory Tours, Shelburne

Vermont Maple Festival, St Albans (in April)

Quarry Hill Farm Maple, Jeffersonville
Local feel, ice cream, barn tour, maple, gift shop

Outdoor dining in Burlington VT


Stone’s Throw Pizza


Hearth & Candle, Smuggler’s Notch Resort

Village Tavern– Family friendly Pub & Restaurant

St Albans

Twiggs American Gastropub

La Casa Bar & Grill, Mexican

Jeff’s Maine Seafood

The Old Foundry, American

Mill River Brewing BBQ & Smokehouse

The Traveled Cup, Coffee House


Leunig’s Bistro & Cafe

A Single Pebble – an authentic Chinese restaurant

Trattoria Delia– Romantic grotto setting, award winning wine list

Vermont Pub and Brewery

For a larger list check out Seven Days 7 Nights Dining Guide


Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm, Richmond
Blueberry farm with summer concert series

Vermont Mozart Festival
Summer concert series

Covered bridge in Vermont

Vacation Planning- Vermont Travel & Tourism

Historic Sites & Museums

Vermont Covered Bridges Map
1865 bridge on Maple Street in Fairfax. Three covered bridges in Cambridge, 20 minutes from the Inn. Also accessible by the Lamoille Valley Rail bike trail and Lamoille River.

Vermont Historic Sites
Historic fort, display gardens, activities and exhibits

Shelburne Farms
Shelburne, Welcome Center, tours, trails, children’s farmyard, farm lunch

Shelburne Museum
Shelburne. American history art and design museum, 39 historic structures on 45 acres.

The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington

Robeby Museum, Ferrisburg
The Underground Railroad Story

Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington.
Scientific discovery exhibits and events for families

Fort Ticonderoga, New York
Historic fort, display gardens, activities and exhibits

Family Fun

Escape Room, Willston


Church Street Marketplace, Burlington

Essex Outlet Stores

Johnson Woolen Mills

The Vermont Flannel Company, Ferrisburg, Burlington & Woodstock


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