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Vermont Up Close: Explore the Hiking Trails & Waterways of the Northeast Kingdom

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The spectacular Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is the setting for a hiking and canoeing adventure against the famed backdrop of New England’s lustrous fall foliage. Hikes on trails and farm roads beneath the autumn leaves bring you face-to-face with the nature, culture, customs and history of this unspoiled region, while canoeing outings provide a unique vantage point on the ecology of Vermont’s pristine lakes and rivers. Learn firsthand why the National Geographic Society has named the Northeast Kingdom the “most desirable place to explore in the country.”


• Meet local food producers on field trips to a few of the Northeast Kingdom’s diverse organic farming operations.
• Canoe to Hosmer Point on Big Hosmer Lake beneath a canopy of vibrant fall leaves and hike to the summit of Barr Hill to experience the foliage from another angle.
• Learn about the impressive recovery of Vermont’s loon population with the state’s foremost loon biologist.

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Physical activity 3-5 hours a day. Varied terrain. Participants must be able to swim.

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Includes hike along the Highland Lodge Nature Trail on Caspian Lake, canoeing on Clyde River, field trip to Craftsbury Historical Society and Sterling College Farm.9/25/2016
Includes additional emphasis on food and agriculture; field trips to Vermont Food Venture Center, Cabot Creamery Factory, Bonnieview Sheep Farm and Cheese House, Bear Swamp Farm.

Coordinated by Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences


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