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03/31/2017
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4 of the Most Scenic Green Mountain Hiking Trails

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Whether you live or play in Vermont, residents and visitors alike all seem to share a sense of adventure. Our beautiful state offers everything from skiing in the winter season to bungee jumping in the summer! While there are plenty of fun things to do, we highly recommend taking a hike. Picturesque mountain views and crisp New England air make each trek unforgettable. Here are some of our favorite Green Mountain hiking trails to explore. Learn more about Green Mountain hiking trails when you download our free vacation guide! It’s

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12/8/2016
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Thundering Falls Trail Is One of the Best Trails in Vermont

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Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure? Plan to visit the Thundering Falls Trail in Killington, VT! Part of the Vermont Appalachian Trail, Thundering Falls is an easy hike on a 0.4-mile boardwalk that leads to one of the tallest waterfalls in Vermont. From a viewing platform, visitors can watch in awe as the water cascades through a steep and narrow cataract. It’s a spectacular sight to behold! Whether you’re an avid hiker or just starting out, a trip to Thundering Falls will leave you with lasting memories. Here are

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11/16/2016
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Your Guide to the Best Killington Snowshoe Tours

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Killington, Vermont, is famous for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding. But if you’re looking to experience this region’s beauty on foot, you need to take a snowshoe tour! Located at the Clubhouse on East Mountain Road, Bear Trax Adventures offers a variety of guided snowshoe tours that explore Killington. You can traverse the rolling terrain of Killington Golf Course or trek trails on and off the mountain. Plus, snowshoes and poles are provided at no additional cost! Here are some of our favorite tours to try this winter. Find out

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10/27/2016
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Some of the Best Ways to Explore Green Mountain National Forest

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Often referred to as the “granite backbone” of Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest offers an unparalleled recreation experience near Rutland, VT. This 399,151-acre area is the biggest contiguous land mass in the state and is accessible year-round. The forest supports a variety of wildlife including beaver, moose, coyote, black bear, and white-tailed deer. It’s also home to eight cascading waterfalls. No matter what time of year you visit, a trip to Green Mountain National Forest will leave you with lasting memories. Here are some of our favorite things to

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08/9/2016
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How to See the Best of Vermont Foliage

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Most people know that New England has some of the best autumn scenery in the country, but it’s Vermont that takes fall to a whole new level. The landscape bursts with vibrant hues of yellow, gold, and red in September and October, making it a popular destination for leaf-peepers and photographers. If you’re planning a trip to the Green Mountains this year, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and experience Vermont foliage like never before. Our Favorite Ways to See Vermont Foliage Take a Gondola Ride The K-1 Express Killington

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08/6/2016
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Take in the Scenic Views From the Killington Gondola Ride

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Are you looking for the easiest way to get to the top of central Vermont’s Green Mountains? Hop on board the K-1 Express Killington Gondola and ride to the top of the 4,241-foot Killington Peak in a comfortable, enclosed chairlift. Whether you take the Killington Gondola in the winter to ski, in the summer for fun, or in the autumn to scout out the best fall foliage in Vermont, the views from the top of Killington Peak, the highest lift-served mountain in Vermont, won’t disappoint.  Once your 1.25-mile ride up

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04/28/2016
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Here are 5 of the Most Popular Killington Hiking Trails

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With its lush, green forests, sparkling lakes, and expansive National and State Parks, Killington, Vermont is a popular destination for hikers from all over the country. This picturesque region offers both rugged terrain and paved paths that entice adventurers of all ages and skill levels. Just a short drive from GetAway Vacations, visitors can enjoy miles of routes that wind up mountains, through dense woodlands, and along flowing rivers and streams, with a scenic backdrop of the Green Mountain State along the way! Here are some of our favorite Killington

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04/9/2016
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How to Explore the Appalachian Trail in Vermont

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Winding from the snow-capped peaks of Maine to the blue mountains of Georgia, the Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, with over 150 miles of trails located inside the state of Vermont. Ranging from easy to challenging, these trails are characterized by Vermont’s dense, green forests and even coincide with sections of the Long Trail in Vermont, which was the first long-distance hiking trail in the United States. Just an hour away from GetAway Vacations, a trip to the Appalachian Trail in Vermont is a must

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10/5/2015
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The Top 3 Killington VT Activities

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With so much to do and see throughout the year, the list of things to do in Killington VT can seem endless. Thrilling recreational activities, unique shopping, and a variety of entertainment options make for an awesome vacation in our area. But endless opportunities for fun and adventure might mean that you and your family can’t decide what to try first! To make planning your trip a little easier, we’ve put together some of our favorite Killington VT activities. 1. Spend Time Outdoors Killington, Vermont is an ideal destination for

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08/17/2015
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6 Excellent Vermont Tourist Attractions to See Soon

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With ever-changing seasons and unbelievable scenery, Vermont is a premier vacation destination for visitors from across the country. The unique climate and diverse wildlife is perfect for couples and families who want to escape their daily lives and relax amongst nature. With an endless list of activities and attractions, there are Vermont attractions for everyone! The Best Vermont Tourist Attractions Whether you’re the outdoorsy type or prefer to stay inside, GetAway Vacations has a variety of Killington rentals that will fit your pre and post adventure needs. After you book

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07/28/2015
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5 Reasons to Explore the Long Trail in Vermont

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The great outdoors of Vermont are breathtaking, with their expansive green space and massive trees. We here at GetAway Vacations want you to have a blast exploring the long trail in Vermont. Around every bend there is something new to be discovered, from interesting wildlife to stunning flowers. No matter your skill level, you will be able to enjoy this Vermont jewel. Here are 5 reasons to explore the Long Trail in Vermont. 1. The History The Green Mountain Club established the Long Trail in Vermont between 1910 and 1930 by

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06/22/2015
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3 Exciting Things to Do in Killington VT in Summer

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Killington Vermont is a wonderful place to visit, no matter the time of year. During the summer months, visitors to the area have numerous options of things to do in Killington Vermont. The opportunities are boundless, whether you wish to hike through lush green forest or play a few rounds of golf on the greens. With so many fantastic things to do, you are sure to create lasting memories while in the area. Here are a few things to do in Killington VT in summer, we here at GetAway Vacations,

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