Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and head up to the Green Mountain State. Only a 2 hour and 40 min drive from Boston, Killington, Vermont really knows how to deliver a romantic weekend getaway. A small ski village surrounded by snowy peaks in the heart of the mountains, it is the perfect vacation destination all year round. Hit the slopes for the winter powder, the mountain’s hiking and biking trails in the summer or the breathtaking autumn foliage in the fall.
There’s so much to do in Killington you’ll never be bored. However, it is also one of the most serene and beautiful places to be when you simply feel like doing nothing. Whatever your vacation style, Killington is sure to fit the bill for your weekend getaway from Boston.
Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing
Nicknamed “The Beast,” Killington Ski Area comprises six mountains with more than 70 miles of terrain. Killington Peak is the highest at 4,241 feet; the other mountains include Snowdon (3,592 feet), Rams Head (3,610 feet), Skye Peak (3,800 feet), Bear Mountain (3,262 feet) and Sunrise Mountain (2,456 feet). The vertical drop is 3,050 feet, and the longest run is 6 miles. Killington is a one of the most popular destination for skiers and snowboarders.
Biking and Hiking
Both the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail go through Killington. The Long Trail is one of the oldest trails in the United States. Its 270-mile footpath follows the ridge of the Green Mountains and offers endless hiking opportunities for the day hiker, weekend overnighter or extended backpacker. The Appalachian Trail is a 2, 168 mile long national trail that runs from Georgia to Maine. Killington is home to some of the most scenic areas of the trail- one of which being Thundering Falls. There is no limit to things to do or see on your weekend getaway from Boston!
Sailing, Canoeing and Kayaking
Killington is home to more than 14 ponds and lakes with public access. They provide about 1,500 acres of great paddling, miles of shoreline and beautiful views. Varied wildlife can be seen while spending a relaxing day by the water or paddling across many of Killington’s tranquil ponds. Renting a boat or a kayak during your weekend getaway is definitely a fun and easy way to discover the beauty of the Green Mountain State.
Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a professional taster, almost everyone can enjoy visiting local wineries and vineyards. Neshobe River Winery is a beautiful family run vineyard and brewery located on a farm in an idyllic location in the hills of Vermont. The owners are welcoming and friendly, as well as very knowledgable of the beer and wine making process. This hidden gem is warm, welcoming and comfortable. They also have brick oven pizza which is the perfect pairing for a day of tastings during your weekend getaway from Boston. Also, there are several other wineries and vineyards in the area. To find a full listing, check out our vacation guide.
When exploring Vermont’s Green Mountains, whether by foot, skis, a bicycle or any other means, it’s essential to have a cozy place to come home to at the end of the day where you can unwind by the fire and maybe even soak in a hot tub. Whether you’re looking for a romantic slopeside cabin or a mountain home tucked away from the resort, we have got what you need.