Sunday, May 29, 2022

May Blog: Mountains to hike in the area



May 2022 Blog: Mountain hikes in the area

Hello {First Name},

Happy almost official summer! Vermont is SO green and beautiful right now. Everything is in bloom and the temperature is a dream. This time of year, one of the most popular outdoor activities is hiking. So we wanted to put together this one-stop shop for info on local mountains to climb. Come see us soon!

Thank you,

Charlie & Megan

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Mountain Hikes in the area

There are some great hikes in the area including some mountains to conquer!  Here is a list of mountains under an hour from Wilmington!


Haystack Mountain 

Wilmington, VT

Haystack Mountain is located a few miles from downtown Wilmington.  This is a moderate hike that is about 5 miles round trip.  On this hike, you gain about 1000' feet in elevation.  On a beautiful day, you can see all of Southern Vermont!

More information here

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Mount Olga

Wilmington, VT

Mount Olga is located in Molly Stark State Park.  The woman for whom the mountain is named is unknown, but Molly Stark was the wife of the legendary John Stark, a brigadier general in the New Hampshire militia (which included Vermonters), who led the Colonial troops at the Battle of Bennington in 1777.

Round trip, the hike is about 1.7 miles with an elevation gain of 520'.

The hike is an easy loop but with a big payoff — a fire tower with a 360-degree view of southern Vermont and northern Massachusetts.

More information here

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Mount Snow

West Dover, VT

During the summer, Mount Snow is open for mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides & hiking.  Mount Snow is located in The Green Mountain National Forest.  The hike is about 3.5 miles round trip and you can gain about 1,000' in elevation.

More information here


Stratton Mountain

Stratton, VT

Stratton is located about an hour from Wilmington.  Stratton Mountain is the highest point on the Long Trail in southern Vermont. There is a fire tower on top that offers hikers an opportunity to view three states, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Somerset Reservoir and Mt. Snow are to the south, Glastenbury Mtn. is southwest, and the Taconics, including Mt. Equinox, the highest peak of this range, lie to the west. Mt. Ascutney is to the northeast and Grand Monadnock in New Hampshire is to the southeast.

The hike is about 7.5 miles round trip & you gain about 1,700' in elevation.

More information here


Mount Monadnock

Dublin, NH

The popular Mount Monadnock is the centerpiece of the nearly 6,000 acre Monadnock State Park, which features about 36 miles of hiking trails, a visitor center, and two campgrounds.

A mecca for hikers for over 150 years, Mount Monadnock is commonly touted as the most climbed mountain in the Western Hemisphere. With a deep history, ties to the arts, and a myriad of hiking trails, Mount Monadnock is hiked by over 100,000 people every year. 

There are lots of different options to reach the summit, check out the link below for more info!

More information here

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Mount Equinox

Dublin, NH

Mount Equinox is located about an hour from Wilmington.  With an elevation of 3840 feet, Equinox Mountain in Manchester, Vermont is the highest peak in the Taconic Range. Visitors can access Mount Equinox via a vehicle road or by hiking.  On top of the mountain, there is a visitor's center & chapel.  The trails are clearly marked and well maintained, and since the mountain is so high, the scenery changes a few times as you ascend. 

This hike is considered moderate to difficult with an elevation gain of 2,800'.  The round trip hike is 6.3 miles.

More information here


Mount Greylock

Lanesborough, MA

Mount Greylock is located in the Berkshire Mountains, and is the highest mountain in Massachusetts. At 3,491 feet, Greylock wouldn't seem to be too remarkable, but this is actually one of the most scenic mountains in the Eastern United States. It is so inspirational that legend has it, Mount Greylock's long, saddle-like shape inspired Herman Melville to write "Moby Dick". 

You can either drive to the summit, or take moderate-to-long day hikes (the shortest taking less than 90 minutes to reach the top). The summit offers great views of the Green Mountains to the north, Catskills to the southwest ,and the Adirondacks to the northwest.

This hike is considered moderate with an elevation gain of 494'. The round trip hike is 3.7 miles.

More information here

Summer activities partnerships

Looking for an activity this summer to enjoy the outdoors!  We have several different local businesses that we have partnered with to deliver great experiences for our guests!


Fly-fishing is plentiful in the Wilmington area!  Guests can book fly-fishing trips with expert guides directly through the inn; no matter your experience level you will have fun!

More information here


Bike & watersports rentals

We recently partnered with Equipe Sports for summer rentals.  Equipe offers; mountain bikes, single & double kayaks, canoes & paddleboards rentals.  They can deliver the equipment right to the inn or you can pick up at their Dover store.

More information here


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