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Address: 200 Summit Road, Killington, VT 05751
Phone Number: +1 888-855-8655
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Appalachian Trail Adventures is a hiking spa that provides daily guided...

Appalachian Trail Adventures is a hiking spa that provides daily guided hikes, caving and kayaking throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont for adventurist of all abilities on the Appalachian Trail. ATA's all inclusive Hiking Vacation consists of an air conditioned room with three daily meals, snacks, guided novice, intermediate or advanced hike and afternoon kayaking, caving or an excursion. ATA also provides daily customized group or private guided hikes, kayaking and caving throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont for hikers of all abilities. With over 20 years of experience, we have chosen trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, historical features and lakes. In the fall, we offer some of the most spectacular foliage hiking in New England.

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This was an absolutely wonderful vacation! John, Leslie and Michelle were wonderful guides and provided great hiking and kayaking with beautiful views. Will definitely return!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was an absolutely wonderful vacation! John, Leslie and Michelle were wonderful guides and provided great hiking and kayaking with beautiful views. Will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect for our needs. A great arrangement for us - pick up from the Greyhound bus stop, food and accomodation at Summit Lodge, guided walks, kayaking and caving. Great fun. John and his team, Leslie and Michelle, are caring, committed and knowledgable guides; always ready to assist or go out of their way to meet our interests and preferences. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking & Kayaking ! you could not ask for better guides then John & Michelle, they knew the area, the mountains and all the great places to take us. The views were amazing. We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

John and his crew did a wonderful job of planning my birthday weekend! There were 12 of us with different skill levels, ability's and interests. They were able to challenge all of us...but not too much! The food was outstanding! The accommodations had character and traditional new England charm.

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Thank KreOregon
athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this review

The Foundry Restaurant, Summit Lodge and ATA are very pleased everything worked out for your birthday party. We just had a blast entertaining you all :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I spent four days hiking and kayaking with John and his crew, and it was a great experience. John meets with you each morning to plan the day, so you have lots of flexibility to hike more or less depending on your mood and the weather. Lesley and Michelle are both knowledgable about the trails and a lot of fun.... More 

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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was a great trip with Appalachian Trail Adventures and the Summit Lodge. John and his team were outstanding. Everyone was very encouraging and helpful. The climb to Killington Peak was a hike I will never forget. Vermont is amazing. Michelle and Leslie were my guides and we left as friends. What more could anyone asked for. Thank you so... More 

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athikerinvt, Manager at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this review

You couldn't have put it better, at ATA we treat all hikers as family or friends. Thanks for the card with the kind words about everything:-) More 

Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Wow - what a great week we had with John, Leslie and Michelle of Appalachian Trail Adventures. We hiked every day, kayaked for miles and had our first caving experience which was thrilling, exhausting and all of it rewarding. We have traveled extensively and taken amazing vacations - safari in Kenya - glacial hikes in Alaska - diving in the... More 

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athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Ken, It make myself and the guides feel great we are doing such a wonderful job. More important that you and your family had fun vacation. We are still fine tuning but over the years we have found the right mix of hiking trails for all ability levels and weather conditions. Mixed with a variety of afternoon activities that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Best vacation ever! My family had a great time hiking, kayaking, and exploring the small towns of Vermont. John and his staff were fun, friendly, and knowledgeable and truly seemed to enjoy exploring with us. The food (which is included in the package) was amazing- huge, delicious portions. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone looking for an outdoor... More 

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Thank antoniofam
athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this review

We all miss you guys it was such a pleasure hiking, kayaking, tasting cabot cheese and shopping with you all. I just love the picture you took, they gave a few ideas to copy;-) More 

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My daughter and I chose Appalachian Trail Adventures and the Summit Lodge for our annual "women's only" weekend. We both enjoy hiking and wanted to do something more than just lie on a beach. We got so much more than we expected! Our guide, John, took us to explore a local ice cave that required some challenging maneuvers to get... More 

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athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this review

thanks for the fun times and laughs. it was great hanging with you two trouble makers, hehe... I really enjoyed caving that day, it was fun time and you two gave me some good chuckles. happy trails, john & Aeolus (the beagle mascot) :-) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I just returned to the charming Summit Lodge after a half-day of hiking to a waterfall on the "AT" (that's Appalachian Trail for anyone out there like me) followed by a nutritious lunch on the shore of a sky blue lake nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont topped off with an afternoon of kayaking. My attraction to ATA... More 

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athikerinvt, Manager at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this review

mark, I'll see what I can do next season for more vegetarians options to be added. a couple were taken off this season due to low demand. so I have idea for next season I will proposal the Foundry restaurant. had a great time meeting and talking with over that short stay. john:-) More 

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