Vermont is a perfect destination for family vacations. Here’s your chance to get outdoors, experience adventures that are uniquely Vermont, and surround yourself with unspoiled natural beauty. Your Vermont summer vacation might look something like this.
You will stay at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville, Vermont, right at the foot of Mount Ascutney. Your villa-style, family accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen for convenience and a fireplace for the cool Vermont nights. The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and indoor and outdoor pools.
But you and the kids didn’t come to Vermont to stay indoors. Head outside and you’re steps away from five premier hiking trails to the summit of Mount Ascutney. Not up for that much challenge? Altogether, Mount Ascutney offers over 30 miles of hiking/biking trails through varying landscapes from field to forest. You choose the length of your hike as well as terrain to assure it’s just right for everyone in your family.
Or maybe you’re more inclined to bike this network of trails. Perfect! All trails are hand-crafted, biker-built and maintained to provide an exceptional mountain biking experience. Trails are free to use and well-marked, but maps can be purchased at the resort.
If you are a serious biker, you might want to take part in the Harpoon Point to Point race on August 12, 2017. You can choose from the 25, 50 or 100-mile course or the new 20-mile mountain bike ride. A charity ride to benefit the Vermont Foodbank, the Harpoon Point to Point is fun, festive (the after-ride party will be held at Harpoon Brewery), and supports a great cause. Plus, registered riders get a 15% discount on lodging at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Ascutney Mountain Resort!
After a day spent outdoors, head back to the resort for a quick swim followed by dinner in the resort’s restaurant, The Maple Kitchen. Get the kids settled into their bedroom and you can relax in front of the fire to recount your adventures. But, get some sleep because tomorrow promises even more family adventures.
This blog revised from article published on Aug. 11, 2016.