Hike & Stay

Burn off some stress -- and a pound or two!!
Face it, hitting the gym for an hour a day on the treadmill is good for you but that hour of "gerbil time" does leave a little to be desired excitement wise. Getaway to the Old Town Farm Inn and enjoy a two day guided hike and stay in Vermont's Green Mountains. Guide will pack lunch and shoot photos of you along the way (so you are both in all of the pictures). Two nights (Sun-Thurs) B&B, two very different hiking adventures, five course dinner for two one night prepared by chef Michiko, all for $299. Call 1-888-232-1089 to reserve

Hikes feature The "ice beds" at White Rocks and the 80 ft Crystal Cascade. "God's Country" is closer than you think

 


The Old Town Farm Inn's Junior innkeeper Kuniko inspects a rather splendid mushroom during a nature hike.

Get back to Nature

In our intensively time pressured society we miss the simple pleasure of traveling through nature on foot. Vermont offers some of the nicest and most varied hiking trails to be found anywhere.

Hikes can range from nearly flat "walks in the park" to very strenuous climbs that would make Spiderman hesitate. The Old town Farm Inn will be happy to arrange your hiking adventure, whether it be on your own (we can supply maps) or with a guide. Your guide will carry water and lunch, so al you have to worry about is enjoying your hike through the wonder of Vermont's Green mountains.


Some hikes at the Old Town Farm Inn's start right outside our back door 

Example Hikes

Crystal Cascade Falls

A moderately vigorous hike up into a ravine to an eighty foot cascade in a natural vertical half pipe of metamorphic rock.  Passes a smaller series of cascades on the way and a rather beautiful gorge.

Crystal Cascade is a unique geological formation in North America known as a ring dyke. The only other known instance of a ring dyke is in Norway.  The only way to see this cascade is to hike in. 

For the more adventurous, continue to the summit (this is a fairly strenuous hike) for breathtaking views of the Green and White Mountains and Connecticut River Valley.


A cascading brook is always a nice place to take a rest. This is NOT Crystal Cascade!

Healdville Trail (Okemo)

the Healdville Trail is a vigorous hike up the back side of Okemo Mountain ending with a visit to the Okemo Mountain Fire tower which rises 75 feet above the summit of Okemo Mountain in Ludlow. Break for lunch at the top of one of Okemo's lifts. 


In some places the stones have been arranged in staircases on the steeper trails

Lowell Lake

A beautiful moderate hike around one of Vermont's most scenic Alpine ponds. Lowell Lake Trail is not listed in any guidebook as of March 2001 and is not marked on hiking maps, so it is a rare thing to meet others on this trail.


The best part of being at the top is that its all down hill form there.

Springfield Lake Nature Area

An easy nearly level set of trails in the North Springfield Lake nature area. the area is teeming with wildlife, most notable are the many various raptors (birds of prey) that call the area home.

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Click on this image to see a better Topo map of some of our favorite hiking areas.

 

Guided hike Pricing

$89.00 per person per day Weekdays (double occupancy)
Bed and breakfast lodging at Old Town Farm Inn.
6 hr guided hike with trail prepared lunch and 24 photographs along the way.

$109.00 per person per day Weekends (double occupancy - Friday or Saturday night stay) 
Bed and breakfast lodging at Old Town Farm Inn.
6 hr guided hike includes trail lunch and 24 photographs along the way.

$30.00 per person per day for each additional person in room. 

Self Guided Hike Pricing

$59.00 Per Person Weekdays, $79.00 Per person weekends
Bed and breakfast lodging at Old Town Farm Inn.
Detailed verbal and written instructions and a Topo map at breakfast and packed trail lunch. 

Key Benefits of Guided Hikes

  • Hikes selected based on your fitness level and preferences
  • OTFI guide takes pictures of your party so everyone is in al of the pictures
  • Outstanding Trail Lunches!

Call 1-888-232-1089 to reserve.