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Address: 783 Townshend Road, 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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Great outdoor trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, incredibly pretty place. Enjoy in winter with the snow... We have been there at New Year's for the last four years.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Riverdale, New York
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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great outdoor trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, incredibly pretty place. Enjoy in winter with the snow... We have been there at New Year's for the last four years.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My son and I enjoyed a couple of hours mountain biking. It was his first time on real trails, and I'm not really that experienced. Daq is super friendly and gave good advice. It's clear he loves helping people have fun here. The trails are in great shape whether you are riding a bike or hiking. My son thought it... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Gorgeous spot to visit while staying in Grafton. We loved bike riding the trails and finishing up with a swim in the lake. The scenery is breath taking so make sure you have your camera. We only saw a handful of people on our afternoon there and had the lake to ourselves. Bliss!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Helpful, friendly staff. Really nice skiing for beginners like us. Beautiful surroundings. Great outdoor family fun (skiing, snowshoeing, tubing)

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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