Return to Content

Mountain Biking: Vermont

Mountain Biking: Vermont
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

We make an annual pilgrimage to the Northeast Kingdom to bike the 100-plus-mile web known as the Kingdom Trails. We pedal across fertile green pastures, past immense red barns still standing from the early 1900s, and sweep up and down on soft forest trails dusted with pine needles, all within arm’s length of fragrant spruce and fir trees.

The exhilaration of biking these trails has never dulled, especially now that Jake and Melanie can lead me on the gently rolling terrain, swiftly cruising by dilapidated sugar shacks that seem lost on the land. The routes vary from narrow, challenging single tracks to wide dirt roads, created by loggers decades ago.

Grab a trail guide at East Burke Sports on Route 114, head up the slope to any of the trails that lead from Mountain View Farm on Darling Hill, and you’ll quickly understand the attraction.


East Burke Sports, 439 Rte. 114, East Burke. 802-626-3215;

Jim and Mary O’Reilly, parents of eight children, know how to keep kids entertained at The Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville, with bike rides, hayrides, a petting zoo, a playground, a pool, tennis courts, a batting cage, basketball courts, and an exquisite view. 2059 Darling Hill Rd., Lyndonville. 800-627-8310, 802-626-8310;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Tags: , ,
Yankee Magazine Advertising

$10 Introductory Offer
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Thoreau's Maine

  • Best Chowder: We Found It!
  • 5 Best Historic Home Tours
  • Spring Comes to Narragansett Bay

Subscribe Today and Save 72%

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111