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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
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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 Outdoor Activity Center

Stayed in Grafton in the summertime and this place has everything you might need for a relaxing summer day, a nice large pond with a diving/sunning floating platform and paddle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Steven H
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in Grafton in the summertime and this place has everything you might need for a relaxing summer day, a nice large pond with a diving/sunning floating platform and paddle boats, canoes,etc. It's also got lots of trails to hike, explore, or bike that are dog friendly. And they've got a frisbee golf course running alongside some of the trails... More 

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Rosemont, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great walking trails. Mid July many would have benefitted from a mow. Wonderful swimming pond, low-key. Easy walk from Grafton Inn. Mostly a space used in winter, but very pleasant in summer. Ponds on small side so fun to paddle around but not suitable for true canoeing.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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213 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Novices and experts alike can enjoy great cross country skiing at this idyllic Vermont locale. The track is well groomed and the setting is picture perfect. You'll leave your troubles behind as you burn calories in peace and quiet. Check out the snow tubing hill where your workout continues, as you have to haul your tube up the hill. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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 January 6, 2016 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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Riverdale, New York
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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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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 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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