Spring Activities

Aerial Rides to Killington Peak (8 miles away).

On a clear day the view from the summit of the state’s second highest mountain (4,241 feet) encompasses five states. It sweeps northwest to the Adirondacks, east to the White Mountains, and north along the spine of the Green Mountains. It’s the spot on which the Reverend Samuel Peters in 1763 is said to have christened all that he could see “Verd Monts.” The K1 Express Gondola (daily July—Labor Day, then mid-Sept.—Columbus Day; 802-422-6200) hoists visitors up from the K-1 Lodge to the Peak Restaurant (cafeteria lunch menu and special dinners in foliage season) just below the summit, and a nature trail leads to the peak. No matter how hot it is down on Rt. 4, chances are you will need a jacket on top. Bring a picnic and stay awhile. This is one of those special places.