Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center in Grafton, Vermont

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center

Activities for all seasons

Our year-round recreation center offers 2,000 acres of amazing scenery, trails and grounds. As a guest of the Inn, you enjoy complimentary* trail use at Grafton Ponds.  Our winter operation will close March 19th.

Equipment rentals, guided tours and lessons are available at the Grafton Ponds in all seasons.

*Trail use is complimentary. Rentals, lessons, excursions, special events have additional costs. Please call ahead for any rental and group inquiries. Trails are open 7 days a week at your own risk and leisure. 


In the spring and summer, enjoy mountain biking, trail running, a bike terrain park, hiking, canoeing, fly-fishing instruction, swimming, biathlon and summer kids camps for ages 5 through 16 years. For the past 20+ years, Grafton Ponds has been home to the Vermont Symphony Orchestra concert under the stars every July 3.

Mountain Biking
Spring Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Snow Shoeing


In the winter, enjoy 15 k of tiller-groomed Nordic skiing (with 5 k of snowmaking), another 15 k of backcountry skiing, 10k of snowshoeing, a biathlon course, and a 600-foot snow tubing hill, along with a myriad of special events and programs, including the popular Wine & Cheese snowshoe tours.

We welcome dogs at Grafton Ponds (select snowshoe trails only) on Sundays from 2-4 pm.

Winter Sleigh Rides will be offered at Grafton Ponds this winter! See the schedule.

Nearby Alpine Resorts

For our guests who love to XC and Alpine ski or ride, here are links to snow report pages to area resorts, including drive-times from the Inn.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlow, Vt.30 minutesSnow Report
Stratton MountainStratton, Vt.45 minutesSnow Report
Mount SnowWest Dover, Vt.50 minutesSnow Report
Magic MountainLondonderry, Vt.20 minutesSnow Report