Grafton Ponds

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center

Located in picturesque Grafton, Vermont, Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a perfect vacation destination in all seasons. Delight in skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, fat biking, and sleigh rides in the winter, or visit in the summer for mountain biking, swimming, hiking, and canoeing. At Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, you’ll find activities, recreation, and events sure to entertain the entire family.

Cross Country Skiing

During the winter months, we’re best known for our vast Nordic skiing trails. With 15km of groomed terrain (5k of which has snowmaking capabilities), we’ve got some of the best skiing in southern Vermont.


Strap on your snowshoes and head out on miles of trails. Trust us — there’s no better way to experience a Vermont winter than a leisurely tromp through our winter wonderland.

Fat Biking

Ride the ice aboard our new collection of Fat Bikes, now available for rentals.

Season Passes

Spend the winter with all the skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking you’d like at the Ponds. Early Bird pricing available through December 15!


Swimming  —  Mountain Bike Rentals — Paddle Boating
Frisbee Golf  — Summer Camps for Kids  —  Dogs Welcome



Open daily, starting December 17
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guests of The Grafton Inn:
Please inquire at the Front Desk about using our trails during the week.


783 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT 05146
(get directions)

(802) 843-2400

For other operational questions, please contact Karl Lauren at (802) 380-4439


I grew up in Perkinsville, VT and xc skied with my grandparents most weekends in the winters. I got my first real mountain bike in 1992 and I’ve been passionate about biking ever since, both personally and professionally. I’ve previously worked in the bike sales industry, as an instructor at Stratton Mountain, and as a private landowner’s guide for cycling and skiing.

I’ve participated in mountain bike races like the Vermont 50 Mile race, 2013’s Circumberzerk 50 Mile race, and countless non-competitive road and dirt road rides, like the D2RS and a number of Randonee’s. Three years ago, I became an ambassador for Kona Bikes.

I spend as much of my free time as possible riding. I’m a map geek and like to plan out multi-day tours, mostly right from home on either road, dirt roads, or mtb’s. I still xc ski as well, but more in the form of backcountry and telemark.