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The FitChick Trip has started!!!!

August 15, 2019

The FitChick Trip has started!!!! The 2nd annual visit to Appalachian Trail Adventures. Laura Carson organizes a women’s hiking retreat for 50 Something Fitness members. Laura states “We selected Appalachian Trail Adventures after exploring another local option. Boy, am I glad we did. We arrived in Aug and the experience we had was simply AMAZING! John and his team were hand-on and designed customized days for us best on desire, skills, weather and more. We experienced all the best of Southern Vermont including hiking, kayaking, shopping and local sight-seeing. Also, the accommodations and food was amazing – many options and high quality which is rare for a package offering. We were so pleased and impressed that we are already planning our return trip in Aug 2020!h

August’s Newsletter

August 1, 2019

August’s Newsletter

Appalachian Trail Hiking Adventures is Excited to Announce a New Partnership with the North Star Inn & Resort.

May 18, 2018

This collaboration provides personalized all-inclusive vacations with comfortable accommodations, fine cuisine and experienced guides to lead you on an unparalleled Vermont hiking and kayaking vacation. click her to view the press release.


Mother’s Day Gift Certificates Available

April 30, 2018

Tired of giving the same old Mother’s Day gifts, looking for a new idea. Try a gift certificate for a Vermont hiking spa vacation for either a day visit or overnight.  What better than a guided day hike on the Appalachian Trail followed by picnic lunch with option of kayaking or shopping. Post adventure unwinding with a glass of wine, dinner and a massage. This will be one Mother’s Day she will remember for years to come. For more information visit  or call John at 1-888-855-8655


Book your Vermont Summer or Fall Hiking & Kayaking!

February 22, 2018

Book your Vermont Summer or Fall Hiking & Kayaking! Even though its winter, reservation are coming in for ATA’s Hiking & Kayaking Vacation. For information call 1-888-855-8655 or check out

New partnership with the North Star Inn & Resort

January 18, 2018

Appalachian Trail Adventures (ATA) is excited to announce a new partnership with the North Star Inn & Resort, which has been a Killington landmark for over 30 years. Known for their friendly staff, it’s the perfect home base to explore all that Vermont has to offer. With all the cozy pleasures of a modern hotel, updated rooms that include air conditioning, mini-fridge and microwave, including suites with kitchens and Jacuzzi tubs.

Considered Killington’s classic four-season hotel, the North Star Inn & Resort is an ideal destination for your Vermont vacation. Located in the heart of Killington, the Inn is situated with views of Vermont’s second highest mountain and the surrounding Green Mountains. All guest rooms are recently updated and available with a variety of options from double rooms to king suites with a private bedroom, Jacuzzi bath, living room with sofa bed and a full kitchen.

The facilities and grounds include an outdoor heated pool, exercise room, male and female saunas, massage therapy room, elevator, washer and dryer facilities, duck pond, barbecue and picnic area, 24-hour front desk service, game room with a sizable selection of books to read, DVDs rentals, clay tennis courts (short walk & fee required), business services with fax, coping service and high-speed internet access.

North Star Standard Rooms

The standard room have an option of either a king or two double beds, room amenities include private bath, air conditioning, mini fridge, microwave, wireless internet, hair dryer and Television with HBO and premium channels.

North Star Inn’s Queen Suite

The queen suite includes private queen bedroom, adjoining living room with a sofa bed and mini kitchen. Suites amenities include private bathroom, air conditioning, hair dryer, wireless internet, television with HBO and premium channels. Mini-kitchen includes sink, refrigerator, microwave, dish washer and two burner cook top.

North Star Inn’s King Suite

This king suite includes private king bedroom with a Jacuzzi tub, adjoining living room with a sofa bed and full kitchen. Suite amenities include private bath room, air conditioning, hair dryer, free wireless internet, television with HBO and premium channels. Full-kitchen includes refrigerator, four burner stove, microwave, sink and dish washer.

ATA’s affordable All-Inclusive Vacations offer customized hiking and kayaking adventures in a small group setting while exploring Vermont. Our guests include hikers who may not feel comfortable hitting the trails alone and those seeking an active or healthful vacation in a small group setting. With over 20 years of experience, we have handpicked the trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls and historical features in Vermont’s Green Mountains. ATA specializes with customer satisfaction and has a perfect five star rating on TripAdvisor with over 180 positive star reviews.

The Hiking Vacation consists of accommodations with three daily meals; guided half or full day novice, intermediate or advanced hike. The half day hikes are followed by an afternoon with a variety of options such as: kayaking either on a lake or flat-water river trip, caving trips, an excursion to a local village or attraction. After a day of exploring, relax in the outdoor heated pool, sauna or massage room for those guests who wish massage therapy. In the evening, enjoy dining at either the O’Dwyer’s Public House or the Foundry Restaurant, known for their impeccable chef-driven cuisine.

ATA’s Peak Bagging Vacation is for those hikers who want the opportunity to hike Vermont’s 4,000-foot mountains, the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the country. Those who summit all five of Vermont’s 4,000 footers, are awarded with a certificate of accomplishment. This accomplishment in the hiking community is referred to as peak bagging.

The Family & Friends Hiking Vacation offer discounted rates for families or groups that are required to participate in same morning & afternoon activity. I.E. Family members participate on the same hike, then after a picnic lunch the entire family participates kayaking. Some family member(s) cannot go caving or on an excursion while others go kayaking. Afternoon activities include a choice of hiking, kayaking, caving and excursions.

For More Pictures or information visit our North Star Photo Album or

October 2, 2017


FALL FOLIAGE: Save $20.00 to 40.00 per person, per night!

Come watch Vermont’s green peaks transform coloring the mountainsides with brilliant oranges, reds and yellows. There is still availability for prime foliage from October 1st-15th. We look forward to showing you a true Vermont adventure! For more information, please call John at 1-888-855-8655 or visit









Girls Getaway Hiking Vacation

July 15, 2017

If you’re planning a weekend away with your best girlfriends or want a short getaway for your mother and sisters, a few days in New England could be the answer. Whether the women in your life prefer hiking or kayaking on a crisp autumn day or sightseeing local quaint villages followed by a massage, you can find an escape to fit your needs here at Appalachian Trail Adventures situated in Killington, Vermont.

Located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Appalachian Trail Adventures offers a mixture of activity and relaxation, with a focus on adventure. Bring your girls for a weekend here, and you’ll have the option of learning to rock scramble, kayaking in nearby waterways, hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, or indulging in massage therapy or reflexology. The Summit Lodge is located on 11 acres with mountain views, and you can take advantage of its outdoor heated pool or indoor whirlpool after a long day on the trails. Plan a hike in the morning with an experienced guide, go for picnic lunch and, spend the afternoon shopping in the nearby quaint towns, and finish up the day with massage then dinner and a bottle of wine with your favorite women in one of the property’s two restaurants.


Call 1-888-855-8655 or visit for more information.



June 28, 2017

We offer adventures to anyone staying locally and all over the State of Vermont.

Day hikes



Sightseeing tours

Kayak Rentals

With over 25 years of experience Appalachian Trail Adventures provides personalized guided hiking, kayaking, caving and sightseeing tours throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont for all abilities, especially families.

Discover Vermont by kayaking local rivers & lakes. Trips are for everyone, particularly beginners & families. Fun, very scenic, 3-mile, flat, moving water or mild rapids river. Nervous try our lake intro to kayaking & paddle techniques.

Explore local marble & talus caves discovering passages & rooms, with beautiful rock formations, streams, ice room, waterfall or underground lake.

Novice, intermediate & advanced Day Hikes are offered to waterfalls, lakes or a scenic vista along the world famous Appalachian Trail.

Sightseeing Day Tours to secret local off the maps sites. Such as waterfalls, swimming holes, gold mines, jaw dropping vista’s, quaint villages, historical sites, country stores, Vermont artisan’s stores, covered bridges, cheese tasting, brewery tours, antiquing and much more!

Reintroduction of ATA’s Family Hiking Kayaking Vacation

June 13, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: The Family Hiking & Kayaking rates are for families or groups that are required to participate in same morning & afternoon activity. I.E. Family members participate on the same hike, then after a picnic lunch the entire family participates kayaking. Some family member(s) cannot go caving or on an excursion while others go kayaking. Afternoon activities include a choice of hiking, kayaking, caving and excursions.

Nightly rates are per person, including taxes and wait staff gratuity. The prices include accommodations with three daily meals; guided novice, intermediate, or advanced hike; and an afternoon of kayaking, caving, or an excursion. Massages ($75.00+), yoga classes ($30.00) and tennis lessons ($45-60.00) are available à la carte. For more information and answers to common questions, check out ATA’s Recommendation and FAQ webpage.

Room Options: The lodge has large family rooms with a combinations of bedding arrangements for three to six hikers;

Queen bed and two twin bunk beds with one bathroom that sleeps 3-6

Queen bed plus two twin beds with one bathroom that sleeps 3-4

Queen bed and twin bunk bed with one bathroom that sleeps 3-4

King bed, twin bed and twin bunk bed with one bathroom that sleeps 3-5









1-3 NIGHTS $195.00 $180.50 $172.50 $155.00
W/O Dinner $165.00 $150.50 $142.50 $125.00
4-6 NIGHTS $191.00 $176.50 $168.50 $151.00
W/O Dinner $161.00 $146.50 $138.50 $121.00
7+ NIGHTS $182.00 $167.50 $159.50 $142.00
W/O Dinner $152.00 $137.50 $129.50 $112.00