USA : Vermont

Classic Walks in Vermont

Trip code: W06VM

Self-guided walking

8 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

Headwater
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SUMMARY

  • Immerse yourself in the quintessential New England charm of small-town America
  • Journey through the famous Green Mountains, alternating between walk days & free days
  • A unique adventure to idyllic farms, historic villages, and classic Vermont covered bridges
  • Explore the vibrant and artistic city of Burlington, perched on the shores of Lake Champlain
  • Based on our popular 8 night, Classic Walks in Vermont

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts & walk day lunches
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • All lodging taxes and gratuities
  • Luggage transfers between hotels & car transfers as per itinerary

TRIP DESCRIPTION

True to its namesake, Vermont is proudly known as the Green Mountain State. With a passion for nature and its great heritage, Vermont is famous for its spectacular fall foliage, renowned maple syrup, acclaimed breweries, and exceptional hiking trails. Vermonters have a long tradition of respect for their land amid a backdrop of mountains whose ridgeline follows the 'Long Trail', the nation's first through-hiking long-distance trail.

Your walking trip takes you through the famed Green Mountains, which are primarily forested though offer breath-taking scenery from the well-maintained trails. Take a riverside stroll through historic villages, walk through forest and open hillsides past maple-sugaring areas, and to classic Vermont covered bridges.

You'll spot a variety of birds and other wildlife as you hike a section of the famous 'Long Trail' which stretches nearly 300 miles from Massachusetts to Canada. Please note: some sections of this walk require scrambling over exposed granite to reach the summit of Mt. Abraham. This is a challenging walk which isn't possible to complete in bad weather; in this case, take a day to relax at your inn or explore the local village along shorter paths.

You'll stay in fantastic, traditional inns, full of New England charm and warm hospitality. Many are historical houses, surrounded by farmland or gardens and tranquil ponds, serving hearty country breakfasts.

Add extra nights in Burlington, a small yet diverse lakefront city surrounded by scenic beauty, arts, and culture. Lake Champlain acts as the city's centrepiece where you can hop on a boat tour, go fishing, cycle along the shore's bike path, or simply enjoy the views from the marina. Don't forget to sample the famous Ben & Jerry's ice cream which originated in Burlington in 1978!

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Arrive in Stowe

Once you've settled in, take advantage of the year round swimming pool or get cosy by the fire before enjoying a meal at the Whip Bar & Grill. Your accommodation is on the vibrant Main Street of Stowe with many unique shops, restaurants, and historic gems.

You stay at Green Mountain Inn.

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Green Mountain Inn, Stowe

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Welcoming guests since 1833, Green Mountain Inn sits within the heart of Stowe on Main Street. With a warm and relaxed atmosphere, guests will find plenty of charm and historic character at the inn. Enjoy the year-round outdoor swimming pool, indulge in a massage treatment or get cosy by the fire pits before enjoying a meal at their on-site Whip Bar & Grill or at one of the many nearby restaurants in Stowe.

Day 2: Choice of walks/Explore Stowe

Today you have several walk options to enjoy from your accommodation; easy, moderate or challenging. These include Bingham Falls, Stowe Pinnacle, Sterling Pond & Spruce Peak, or summiting Vermont's highest peak - Mt. Mansfield! You could also take the day to explore Stowe, best seen from the iconic Stowe Gondola Skyride or by traditional carriage ride.

You stay at Old Stagecoach.

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Old Stagecoach Inn, Waterbury

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Originally built in 1826, this historic inn is in downtown Waterbury and boasts traditional New England hospitality. Formerly a tavern, stagecoach stop and private residence, the house is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Within walking distance of many local restaurants and shops, this beautiful inn offers a relaxing stay with an extravagant full country breakfast, in addition to a cosy library bar and fireside parlour.

Day 3: Stowe to Waterbury (17KM or 22KM)

You have the option to shorten your route slightly (total 17km) with a local transfer, or alternatively, walk door-to-door from Stowe to Waterbury (total 22km). The route leads you high onto the hillsides above Stowe, following country back roads and secluded trails with great views of Vermont's highest peaks.

You stay at Yellow Farmhouse Inn.

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Yellow Farmhouse Inn, Waitsfield

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Set on a former 550-acre dairy farm and tavern, the original building dates back to 1850. This beautiful inn has just 7 rooms with an adjoining 10-acre hobby farm from which their exceptional produce comes from including eggs and herbs featured in their delicious breakfasts. The rooms are calming and comfortable, as is the library where guests can enjoy reading or playing board games and puzzles. The light-filled indoor dining area has stunning views of the surrounding gardens and horse pasture.

Day 4: Choice of walks/Explore Waterbury

Today you have a couple of walk options to enjoy from your accommodation. The easier option follows Waterbury river, taking you through the village, whereas the more challenging option brings you to the summit of one of Vermont's most iconic mountains - Camel's Hump. You could also take the day to explore Waterbury and its famous Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory!

You stay at Chalet Mont Vert.

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Chalet Mont Vert, Warren

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Nestled in the mountains home to Sugarbush Ski Resort and Mad River Glen, Chalet Mont Vert is a beautiful farmhouse sitting across five acres. Featuring just five bedrooms, guests can enjoy the living room with fireplace, pantry, dining room, and a wrap around deck with panoramic mountain views.

Day 5: Waterbury to Waitsfield (13KM)

Beginning with a short transfer to the trailhead, today's walk takes you through the remote and forested hills of Duxbury and Fayston on little-known trails and country roads. Enjoy the views from what was once a Vermont 'hill farm' on your way into Waitsfield and the Mad River Valley. Spend your evening wandering around Waitsfield, enjoy the live music and varied food options in this bustling town.

Day 6: Choice of walks/Explore Waitsfield

Today you have a couple of walk options to enjoy from your accommodation. The easier option takes you on a loop around Waitsfield along hilly gravel roads with views of the surrounding mountains. The more challenging option is a local favourite, summit Burnt Rock Mountain, an off the beaten path interesting route! You could also take the day to explore more of Waitsfield and tour the local Knoll Farm.

Day 7: Waitsfield to Warren (13KM)

Pass through the historic village of Waitsfield before following the trail into the forested hills south of town, passing through an active 'sugar bush' on your way to Warren. Should you wish to visit Warren town centre, an included transfer can be arranged locally with your inn.

Day 8: Lincoln Gap to Warren via Mount Abraham (12KM)

A short transfer will take you up the Lincoln Gap where you'll hike a section of Vermont's famous long trail which stretches nearly 300 miles from Massachusetts to Canada. Pre-dating the Appalachian Trail, this is one of the oldest long-distance hiking trails in the US, and one of the most challenging. Some sections require scrambling over exposed granite where you'll emerge above the treeline and reach the summit of Mt. Abraham, offering 360 views as far as New Hampshire's White Mountains and the expansive Lake Champlain. Descend via Mt. Lincoln and the top of Sugarbush ski resort before returning to your accommodation. Please note, this walk is challenging, and therefore optional - it may also be difficult to complete in bad weather. You may choose to relax in the comfort of your accommodation or enjoy exploring the village. There are options for an easier walk to Sunset Ledge with great views of Lake Champlain.

Day 9: Depart Warren

After a lovely breakfast at your inn, return to Burlington for your flight home or to enjoy extra nights in this lovely city.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £1144.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £1144.

OPTIONAL UPGRADES
  • Flights from Heathrow to Burlington with American Airlines
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Alternative flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares
TRAVEL DETAILS

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: American Airlines London Heathrow to Burlington via Philadelphia 09:15/15:20, then transfer to Stowe accommodation (approx. 40mins - included).

Return:Transfer from last accommodation in Warren to Burlington Airport (approx. 1hr - included). American Airlines Burlington to London Heathrow via Philadelphia 16:10/06:50+1.

Alternatively, we can transfer you to Burlington City if you’d like to add extra nights.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Alternative Air Travel
Alternative flights, onward rail to your holiday area, and connecting private transfers can be arranged from most UK airports. If you would like to use one of the many 'low cost' airlines, we can book these on your behalf. We can also book UK shuttles to connect with your onward flight, please call for details and prices.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 4pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

Our point of contact- Megan Wyatt has provided a first class service.
We had some problems incorporating the whole schedule & she has ensured the trip has been tailored to fit our timescales.
She was also able to share some of her first hand knowledge of Sicily which I appreciated.

Mark James, 30 Apr 2024

Very thorough. All seems to be progressing well. I can't comment further as we haven't been on the holiday yet.

Andrew Munden, 21 Nov 2023

So far so good!
Booking dealt with promptly & efficiently by Agent & when I queried something after booking it was dealt with swiftly in the same way.

Karen Lawrence, 7 Oct 2023



1 Jan 1970


Self-guided walking

8 nights,
hotel-to-hotel

Level: 2
Moderate

Headwater
Navigation App

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