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Address: 783 Townshend Road, PO Box 9, Grafton, VT 05146
Phone Number: +1 802-843-2400
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Cross-country skiing
Description: Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a multi-season recreation center located...
Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a multi-season recreation center located in historic Grafton Village, Vermont. In the winter, we offer 15k of Nordic skiing (with snowmaking), 15k of snowshoeing and a 600-foot tubing run. Full base lodge with lessons & rentals. In the summer, we offer mountain biking, hiking, canoe excursions, swimming, and a great summer kids camp program (ages 5-16 yrs). Great special events, like our weekly wine & cheese snowshoe (winter) and hiking (summer) tours!
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Fabulous time snowshoeing

There are 10k of snowshoeing trails which is what we tried on our most recent trip. What a blast! The woods were beautiful, and there were a variety of trails depending on your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There are 10k of snowshoeing trails which is what we tried on our most recent trip. What a blast! The woods were beautiful, and there were a variety of trails depending on your skill level. On Saturdays, try to be there from 1 -3 p.m. for the Wine and Cheese Snowshoe Tours. On Sunday’s from 2 – 4 p.m., certain... More 

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New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Now THIS is Vermont! In the summer, swim, ride your bikes, hike, stop to photograph and enjoy the beauty. In the winter, cross country ski, ice skate, snowshoe, tubing down a snowy hill, and when done sit by the fire in the main office. You can rent skis and other seasonal equipment here. All in the super Vermont town of... More 

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Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Grafton Ponds offers a whole array of outdoor actives including, snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and dog sledding. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. For a family of 5 we paid $30.00 to snow tube (U5 is free, for several of the activities). We visited on a chilly day and many of the area actives were closed, but... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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58 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a great place for cross-country skiing as well as snow-shoeing. It is good for beginners to the more advanced with many trails. There is even tubing.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even though there was no one working at the place we asked at the Grafton Inn if it would be ok for my husband and son to go mountain biking on their trails. The said that would be fine. They enjoyed the ride but did find that several trails were not marked very well. I relaxed with my chair and... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Depending on the season, this is wonderful for cross country skiing or hiking. If you stay at Grafton Inn, there is no fee unless you have to rent equipment.

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New Lebanon, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had skied out at Grafton Ponds years ago. What a joy to be back now two years in a row and enjoy the lovely trails in the hills and fields. The staff was cautious and helpful and we think those folks taking in snowshoeing and the families snow tubing were enjoying themselves also.It was great to see so many... More 

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Hartsdale, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Trails are well groomed with clear grooves and flat areas. Variety of trail levels, with plenty of "blue" options. (If other sites are dry, they always have something open because they will make their own snow, if ncessary.) I'd like them to improve directional signs on trails, so you don't have to take out the trail map so often. People... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The tubing hill was short and fast, but very thrilling. The path back to the top was icy and steep, and I found it a little hard to climb. We would have spent more time there if the path had been cleared a bit more. It was fun to watch the skiers making laps.

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Due to the warm weather and rain preceding our trip, there wasn't enough snow on the trails for xcountry skiing. We were, however, able to ski around the front fields. It was snowing when we were there and even with the limited skiing area, there was enough space and views for everyone to enjoy the day!

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