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Address: 783 Townshend Road, Grafton, VT 05146
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+1 802-843-2400
09:00 - 16:00
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Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a multi-season recreation center located in...

Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center is a multi-season recreation center located in historic Grafton Village, Vermont. In the winter, we offer 15k of Nordic skiing (with snowmaking), 15k of snowshoeing and a 600-foot tubing run. Full base lodge with lessons & rentals. In the summer, we offer mountain biking, hiking, canoe excursions, swimming, and a great summer kids camp program (ages 5-16 yrs). Great special events, like our weekly wine & cheese snowshoe (winter) and hiking (summer) tours!

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Incredibly Scenic Tubing Day!

We visited with our family over President's Day weekend for snow tubing. We got there at noon and waited about 45 mins for available tubes. It's a popular place! They had run out... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Trumbull, Connecticut
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We visited with our family over President's Day weekend for snow tubing. We got there at noon and waited about 45 mins for available tubes. It's a popular place! They had run out of rentals for skis and snow tubes. Luckily, it wasn't so long to wait. We paid $10 each for the kids (youth) for 2 hours. They had... More 

Thank bluecricket50
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went to a sponsored "try it day" there by BCBS of VT. We tried cross country skiing and snow shoeing for free so I don't know costs but the people who worked there were great helping us with equipment. The place is beautiful, trails are maintained and people are so friendly. Even met a woman who was married there years... More 

Thank Carolyn K
West Milford, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We went primarily to try fat biking and ended up doing that and snowshoes all day long! While we couldn't bike the trails (too icy-studded tires needed) we tooled around the field and grounds-it was so fun! We went into the trails with our snowshoes and the scenery was amazing. Gorgeous forest you'd expect and want from beautiful Vermont. Trails... More 

Thank caldwellgirl3
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We spent the day fat biking the mountain bike trails. It was so fun even though there wasn't any snow! This year they are offering fat bike rentals and groomed fat bike trails. Looking forward to it! Cozy lodge with fireplace and hot cocoa.

Thank Roseanne D
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

No matter the season, Grafton Ponds has a ton of fun awaiting for us. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, snow tubbing....it is a winter wonderland. Afterwards, we love to have a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. In the summer we go use the trails for great hikes. A visit to Grafton is not complete without visiting Grafton Ponds. Don't... More 

Thank goflo5
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stayed in Grafton in the summertime and this place has everything you might need for a relaxing summer day, a nice large pond with a diving/sunning floating platform and paddle boats, canoes,etc. It's also got lots of trails to hike, explore, or bike that are dog friendly. And they've got a frisbee golf course running alongside some of the trails... More 

Thank Steven H
Rosemont, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great walking trails. Mid July many would have benefitted from a mow. Wonderful swimming pond, low-key. Easy walk from Grafton Inn. Mostly a space used in winter, but very pleasant in summer. Ponds on small side so fun to paddle around but not suitable for true canoeing.

Thank traveler0758
Westford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Novices and experts alike can enjoy great cross country skiing at this idyllic Vermont locale. The track is well groomed and the setting is picture perfect. You'll leave your troubles behind as you burn calories in peace and quiet. Check out the snow tubing hill where your workout continues, as you have to haul your tube up the hill. It... More 

1 Thank bklyn56
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

In spite of a small snow cover they did an excellent job grooming and maintaining the trails. The rustic lodge had both a wood fireplace and a wood stove going and the staff was very helpful.

1 Thank firefighter07
Miller Place, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We were up in VT over the Christmas break and downhill skiing was out because of the lack of snow. We came across this place online and what a great day we had. There was 14 of us in our group(5 adults and 9 kids ranging in age from 3-12). Most of the group did cross country skiing which no... More 

1 Thank momoy10

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