August 6, 2017

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Fall hiking, yoga & paddle retreat

August 4, 2017

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!

Vemont’s Long trail celebrates its 100 year birthday!

June 23, 2017

The long trail turned 100 this year….

ATA was awarded TripAdvisor’s 2017 certificate of excellence for the third consecutive year.

June 21, 2017


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







Back by popular demand: ATA’s Peak Bagger Vacation

June 12, 2017

Our PEAK BAGGER 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.

Fast pace hiker’s we recommend 5 to 7 nights and for intermediate hikers who have a taste for adventure and want to summit Vermont’s 4,000 footers at their own pace, we recommend at least 7-10 nights. The rate for the Peak Bagger Vacation is an additional one-time charge of $250.00 per person for any length of stay on top of ATA’s Hiking Vacation rates.  

Disclaimer: Due to weather, it might not be possible to summit all the peaks during your stay. Its most certain some summits will be socked in with zero visibility. Or we could luck out and have just blue bird days. We’ll keep records of which peaks you have climbed. On your next visit or visits, when you finish the 4,000 footers, we award you with a 4,000-footer certificate.

Please Note: The Peak Bagger Vacation is available anytime by special request, rates may vary.

2017 Peak Bagger Dates

June 25th through July 2nd

July 23rd through 29th

August 27nd through September 2nd

September 24th through September 30th

Pre-Booking Special, Save $20.00 Per Night, Per Person on Appalachian Trail Adventure’s Hiking Vacation

May 22, 2017

Book your reservation before June 1st for anytime during May 26th through June 6th and save $20.00 per night, per person, for stays of two nights and longer. Our affordable all-inclusive vacations offer customized hiking and kayaking adventures in a small group setting while exploring Vermont, starting at $242.00 per night, per person, including taxes and gratuities. Contact John for more information at 1-888-855-8655 or visit



One week to opening of the 2017 season and we’re still skiing.

May 19, 2017