Ski, Golf, Tennis, Hiking, Swimming, Boating

Ski, Golf, Tennis, Hiking, Swimming, Boating

No matter what the season, Vermont is the place to be out-of-doors.  Adams Hill is centrally located to some of the most beautiful ski resorts, hiking trails, swimming holes and white water in the state.  This listing is just a sample.  If you have specific needs, we can help you find the perfect venue.



The ski areas offer bike trails and hiking in summer.

Hermitage Club (private)
West Dover/Wilmington, Vermont
Downhill skiing at the now private Haystack ski area in West Dover/Wilmington.

Mount Snow
Challenging Runs plus Ski & Snowboard School
39 Mount Snow Road, West Dover
Ski 20 minutes from the house at either of these venues.

Stratton Mountain
Wardsboro, Vermont
Downhill and cross-country skiing, spa facilities, shops, restaurants.
30 minutes from the house.

Ludlow, Vermont
A wonderful family ski area
80 minutes

Ascutney Mountain
Windsor, VT
80 minutes

Killington Ski Area
Route 100 to Route 4/12
A favorite ski area, a little farther away. 
Shops, art, ski instruction, restaurants.  A great day trip.
90 minutes



Mount Snow Ski Touring Center

Hermitage Inn Ski and Snowmobile Center
At the Hermitage Inn, West Dover, Vermont
Good pub restaurant for casual mid-day meals.
Groomed trails, bring your Tubbs, other equipment available on site.
20 minutes

Grafton Ponds Cross-Country Center
Route 35, Grafton
Groomed trails, rentals, instruction in the heart of historic Grafton.
35 minutes


Vermont offers amazing hiking on the Green Mountain segment of the Appalachian Trail.

GOLF - Vermont State Listing


Mt Snow Golf Club
39 Mt Snow Rd, West Dover
Closest full-size golf course, only 15 minutes away. 
Part of the Hermitage Resort.  Lunch at the Club or the Inn.

Stratton Mountain Golf Club
Stratton VT
World class golf course co-located to Stratton ski resort, with shops, restaurants, sporting programs in summer and ski instruction in winter.
30 minutes

Equinox Golf Club
Manchester, Vermont
Lovely course, very scenic, great golf-club restaurant with porch dining room overlooking the greens. 
45 minutes - a good spot for groups with mixed interests (shopping and golf).

TENNIS - Vermont State Listing

Tennis may be available next door or at many private home courts nearby by arrangement.  Please enquire.


Brattleboro Outing Club - 30 minutes

Mount Snow - 15 minutes

Timber Creek and Sno-Tree Condos, West Dover - 20 minutes

Hermitage - 20 minutes




Swimming Hole Listing

There are many, many swimming holes nearby - too many to list here.

West River

Several locations in Dummerston and Townsend

Access to the river for swimming, boating, picnics.  Rent a canoe or kayak at one of several locations in Dover or Brattleboro.

15 Minutes

Somerset Reservoir

Off Route 9, Somerset

Fantastic place to take a canoe, kayak and picnic for a peaceful paddle up this 4-mile dammed lake, full of wildlife.

35 minutes

Vermont Canoe Touring Center

Putney Road (Route 5), Brattleboro, VT

Rent a kayak, canoe or fishing boat for excursions on the Connecticut, West River or to take to another venue.

Harriman Reservoir (Lake Whitingham)

Route 9, Wilmington, VT

Boat rentals, water skiing, swimming, fishing

West River White Water Adventures

Jamaica, Vermont

Crabapple White Water

Jamaica, Vermont

We highly recommend Somerset Reservoir  - a four-mile-long hidden gem, located between Marlboro and Wilmington off Route 9. 

Rent a canoe or kayak in Dover or Brattleboro and go for the day. 

It is a timeless and memorable experience. Hear the loons, paddle to the top of the lake, fish or just snooze in your canoe.

Don't forget your mosquito repellant and your picnic!

Closes at sunset.

Nancy Elizabeth Shaw