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.

Read our Fat Biker’s Etiquette and Responsibility Code

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Season Passes — Ski, Snowshoe & Fat Bike Rentals — Lessons
Sleigh Rides — Tubing


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) 843-2350


I grew up in southern NH and have been involved with outdoor recreation since I was a child. Throughout my youth I was an active skier and horseback rider. I attended Johnson State College, where I graduated with a BS in Environmental Science: Natural Resources. Afterwards, I spent several years living in the Northeast Kingdom and exploring the northern Green Mountains while working as a horse trainer and instructor.

In 2004, I moved to Alaska where I built a career around outdoor recreation. I worked as an interpretive guide for the US Forest Service, leading backcountry hikes and narrating tours throughout the Prince William Sound region. I also joined the National Ski Patrol which led to my involvement in the training of search and rescue dogs and furthering my experience and knowledge within the search and rescue community.

I am truly passionate about enabling people to enjoy the outdoor environment. My goal as the manager of Grafton Ponds is to provide an accessible avenue for everyone to feel comfortable enjoying themselves in the great outdoors.