Visiting Green Mountain National Forest: Recommended Itineraries from Hinesburg

Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont is a tourist attraction with lots of wildlife. You might see beaver, moose, black bear, and a number of other mammals. It also has an abundance of bird species. There are many attractions and activities to explore.

Skiing at Meadow Mountain
2363 Rte. 4
Killington, VT 05751
(802) 775-7077 or (802) 775-0166    
                                                                          

Snow in the Green Mountain National Forest is usually abundant. There are many ski trails and paths for cross country skiing. Meadow Mountain is a family friendly ski resort that is only about an hour and a half from your Hinesville Bed and Breakfast. Meadow Mountain has many ski festivals and activities. They welcome snow shoes and have trails specifically for show shoes. The trail markers are kid-friendly, giving kids and adults easy to read directions for more explorations. Adults can ski for a full day for only $19.00. Youth (6-12) costs $8.00. You can rent skis and snow shoes, and even get group or private lessons. They are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Skiing in the Green Mountain National Forest should definitely make it onto your itinerary while staying in Hinesburg.

Hiking at Thundering Falls
231 North Main St.
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 747-6700

www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl                                                                                        

While there are many walking trails in the Green Mountain National Forest, Thundering Falls is the only one that is wheelchair accessible. This trail has wonderful views of the Ottauquechee valley as well as the falls. The trail has 900 feet of boardwalk, making it accessible to all. Thundering Falls is the sixth tallest waterfall in Vermont. There is also an historic mill that gets its power from these magnificent falls. This trail is a part of the Appalachian Trail. You can access the trail from a wheelchair accessible parking lot and view the wetlands with all of its wildlife and beauty. The Forestry Service asks that all visitors are respectful to the land and its inhabitants and do not litter. Thundering Falls is about an hour and a half from your Hinesburg Inn.

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
703 Main Street
Weston, VT 05161
Box Office: (802) 824-5288   
                                                               

The Weston Playhouse is a non-profit theater that presents a variety of classic tales through drama and educational opportunities. Built in 1935, this playhouse was once called the most beautiful theater in all of New England. The theater has had its ups and downs through the years, but still continues to provide top-of-the-line performances. The theater is handicap accessible with infrared listening devices for those with trouble hearing, and large print programs. Ticket prices vary depending on the program. If you like, you can get a backstage pass to meet directors, do film screenings, and hear lectures and discussions concerning theater. The box office is open seasonally from June through September. The Weston Playhouse is about two hours from your Hinesville Inn, but is well worth the drive.