“What winter activities can we do in Vermont other than just skiing?” As innkeepers, we are often asked this question, and when we reply with a long list of ideas (sleigh rides, snow shoeing, cheese tours, and so on), we always include snowmobiling. And this is why…
What a blast! Our family of four just got home from a 2-hour guided tour through Calvin Coolidge State Forest in Plymouth, Vermont. Not far from Killington, and less than a half hour from Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast, the tour company offers tours of varying lengths and cost. Helmets and boots are included in the cost and I am happy to report that safety is only one feature of the helmet; it also provides incredible warmth!
After some brief instructions on how to use the snowmobile, we were led by a guide onto Vermont’s Snowmobile trails, up and down the rolling hills (mountains may be a better word), winding through the forests, and careening through the open meadows. (Okay, so maybe some of us were a bit too conservative to actually careen, but my memory tends to exaggerate my speed and confidence!) In the open area, we were offered some time to drive around, practicing our speed and turns, and just goof off a bit where the potential for damage was pretty minimal. Overall, the entire tour filled nearly two hours and we covered about 25 miles of scenic Vermont trails.
The customer service at Snowmobile Vermont was fantastic from the initial phone reservation through the representatives in the shop and certainly including our tour guide. We absolutely recommend this snowmobile tour as a fantastic way to see the winter wonderland of Central Vermont.