With the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east, Middlebury, VT is surrounded by incredible beauty. There is great fun to be had no matter what season of the year you are here but summer is an especially fun time to visit Swift House Inn and take part in all that the area has to offer. If you are one who likes to find the “hidden gems” and see places that a car just can’t get to, hiking is the way to go! All around Middlebury are places to get out, get active and explore. Grab your calendar, find an open spot and start making plans to visit us, and one these fantastic trails nearby.
Hiking near Swift House Inn
There is a wide variety of hiking in this area. Whether you are looking for a challenge to add to the books or a relaxing jaunt after enjoying one of our gourmet breakfasts, you’ll find something to suit your taste.
The Long Trail in the Green Mountains
This is actually considered the oldest long distance hiking trail in America. It’s a pretty rugged area with varied terrain but its 273-mile footpath and 175 miles of side trails offers choices for hikers of all levels. Even though it has a backcountry nature, it is well marked.
The highlight of hiking here is the scenery with beautiful views of Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains making every step worthwhile. It is a moderate hike that generally takes around 2 hours to complete the 3.6 miles round trip trail. There are some flat areas and some winding spots that have you surrounded by beautiful forest. You may also come across some white-tailed deer, cottontail rabbit, and turkey along the way.
The Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. There are more than 70 miles of well-maintained trails, offering different views and challenges. For an “educational” stop, check out the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail or try the Falls of Lana and Silver Lake Trails for a moderate hiking day with spectacular scenery.
Trail Around Middlebury (TAM)
Take an easy trek on this great trail, which is a footpath over 16 miles long that encircles the village of Middlebury. There are several trail sections to choose from and a great way to see our beautiful area.
As you can see there are endless possibilities for spaces and places to get out and enjoy nature around here. There is nothing more relaxing than coming back “home” to a cozy place to wind down and rest your head after a day of adventuring. Make plans to stay with us at Swift House Inn, a classic Vermont country inn.
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