Picture this: You’ve just arrived back at your cabin from a long day on the slopes. You and the family cook dinner while the fire crackles in the living room. After dinner, you cozy up to the fireplace with a book and a cup of tea. Outside your window, snow is falling on hemlocks.
This could be your vacation. In Killington, we have it all. The fall foliage, the snow, outdoor recreation galore, all within minutes of your GetAway Vacations rental home. Check out some of the top reasons to explore things to do in Killington below!
You’ve probably guessed this one already, but we’ll say it again: Killington is famous for its snow and its slopes. It’s home to two massive ski resorts, Pico Mountain and Killington Ski Resorts. Killington is the largest ski area on the east coast. If you’re not coming to downhill ski or snowboard, Killington is a great place to snowshoe and cross-country ski.
New England is famous for its fall foliage. If you’re staying in Killington, you’ll be surrounded by leaf peeping opportunities, from hiking a local trail to peering outside your windows.
The scenic 0.3-mile hike on the Gifford Woods Interpretive Trail is a great way to experience the leaves for the first time through interpretive exhibits that explore the natural and cultural history of the Gifford Woods old-growth forest.
Killington has tons of opportunities for you to get outside.
Hiking is king here. Killington is near two of the oldest and longest marked footpaths in the United States, the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail. The Appalachian Trail is the nation’s longest marked footpath. For approximately 2,178 miles, it parallels the East Coast from Maine to Georgia. The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the U.S. and runs 272 miles from the Massachusetts-Vermont border to the Canadian border.
But beyond the Appalachian and the Long Trails, Things to do in Killington has hundreds of miles of stunning trails. Just a few miles outside of town are the Green Mountain National Forest and Gifford Woods State Park.
Vermont is very bikeable, too. Use the Vermont Department of Tourism’s Bike Friendly Roads & Trails Map or the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s Bicycle Priority Corridors Map to plan your route.
Attractions In Killington Vermont
Normally, Killington is a small town, with a resident population of just about 800 people. When the fall and winter come, the town fills up with visitors in search of the prettiest fall foliage. But all those visitors shouldn’t deter you. Killington retains its small town, idyllic feel all year round. Visit a local tavern, listen to live music, have your morning coffee at a charming cafe and ski the days away.
This is the New England vacation you’ve always heard of. Don’t wait—call us or visit our website today to begin planning your trip!