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Address: 783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT 05146
Phone Number: +1 802-843-2400
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Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a multi-season recreation center located in...

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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Excellent cross country trails

In spite of a small snow cover they did an excellent job grooming and maintaining the trails. The rustic lodge had both a wood fireplace and a wood stove going and the staff was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
firefighter07
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In spite of a small snow cover they did an excellent job grooming and maintaining the trails. The rustic lodge had both a wood fireplace and a wood stove going and the staff was very helpful.

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1 Thank firefighter07
Miller Place, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were up in VT over the Christmas break and downhill skiing was out because of the lack of snow. We came across this place online and what a great day we had. There was 14 of us in our group(5 adults and 9 kids ranging in age from 3-12). Most of the group did cross country skiing which no... More 

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Thank momoy10
Riverdale, New York
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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1 Thank JD W
Brisbane
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 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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1 Thank Libby D
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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123 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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124 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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