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“Beautiful place, very friendly staff!”

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Grafton
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We visited Grafton ponds to X country ski with our kids in Early December. Unfortunately, when we went, there was almost no natural snow base, so the trails were not open. However they do make snow here, and they had a wide track open out front for skiers. We had traveled far, it was our first time X-country skiing as a family... The man there must have taken pity on us and he gave us our rentals for free! We skied here with our two kids, 3 and 5 years old, and yes, they had very tiny boots and skis to accommodate both of our children. Although we were limited to the track out front, the scenery was beautiful and that level area turned out to be the perfect area for our kids to learn and practice on. We hope to go again some day!

Thank fam4trvl
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

In the summer, made for a great place to run and hike. Extremely close to the Grafton Inn and picturesque scenery.

Thank Shawn M
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been to Grafton Ponds several times, with the most recent being Nov. 4th, 2012. My girlfriends and I had the pleasure of a beautiful hike which ended with wine, cheese and fabulous conversation will Bill, our guide, in front of a toasty warm fire. They have hikes every Sat. changing over to snowshoe hikes come snowfall. It is a beautiful peaceful place not to be missed.

Great X-country skiing and tubing for the whole family. They have ski and snowshoe rentals right in the cabin by the pond. The staff is WONDERFUL!

Be sure to venture into town and check out the historic Grafton Inn, Grafton Cheese shop and Mac's Restaurant. If a great day outdoors, set in a quintessential Vermont town is what you seek, this place is for you!

Thank ABM613
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

With some of the nicest people, most beautiful hikes and trails, you can't beat Grafton Ponds. If ski-ing, biking or hiking isn't your thing, bring a camera. They had the best snow for x-country in all VT in '12 and the foliage in Fall '12 is looking likely to be one of the best years ever.

Thank DavidTAK
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

GREAT staff and unbelievable scenery! My husband proposed on one of the trails and it is place i will never forget!

1  Thank Rachel K
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