Warm days. Cool nights. Glory everywhere. Springtime in Vermont is as underrated as it is sensational. Dogs and humans alike literally catch spring fever as they romp in the warm sunshine and enjoy the many activities and emerging natural beauty.
Spring Skiing and Riding
Enjoy your day on the slopes and leave your pup in Mario's Playhouse. Ski and ride guilt free knowing that your best friend is being taken care of by fellow dog lovers!
And Killington offers the perfect option for skiers and riders who like warm temperatures and soft snow. Typically the lifts will roll at Killington through May!
Hiking, Mountaineering, and Waterfalls
It does not get any better than adventuring with your dog in Vermont in the springtime. Be sure to pack both your bathing suit and hiking boots and then prepare to spend a day breathing in oxygen- rich, fresh air, while your four-legged friend runs and swims off his winter hibernation. Some of our favorite springtime hikes include:
White Rocks Ice caves, rock cairns and waterfalls - need we say more. White Rocks is moderate hike with a good deal of climbing, but the payoffs are worth it.
Pico Mountain Pico can be summited from a couple of access areas. The base of the ski resort offers a direct approach up the access road, not an easy hike but straightforward. Or you can tackle the Sherburne Trail and enjoy your dinner guilt free! Either way, the views are spectacular!
Pine Hill Park One of the best treasures of the Rutland region and ten minutes from The Paw House Inn, Pine Hill Park offers 16 miles of single-track trail spread over 325 acres of terrain providing some of the very best mountain biking in the central Vermont region.
Killington Mountain Biking Park Wide, mellow beginner trails, intermediate options with switchbacks and banked turns and of course technical freeride terrain for the most advanced riders.
Sugaring (Maple Syrup)
Beginning in early March, when the days are warm and the nights are still cool, the sap starts running and the sugarers get out their taps. You can experience this local agricultural tradition by visiting a local sugaring operation Sugarbush Farms or New England Maple Museum.
As soon as the snow is gone, the cyclists are on their bikes. Whether you prefer road cycling, trail riding or mountain biking, you will find it in Vermont.