Many of our guests ask us to help plan an itinerary of activities for them. The Lilac Inn is centrally located to Lake Champlain, Lake Dunmore, Robert Frost Walking Trail, Moosamaloo National Recreation Area, Pico Killington, Middlebury Snow Bowl, and Sugarbush. There is a wide variety of year around recreation including fishing, canoeing, roadbiking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and horseback riding. We are glad to help with bicycle rentals and box lunches.

As a Discovery Bike Tours recent guest observed:

The air outside is crisp & the leaves are falling. The colors are vibrant and the scenery is beautiful. Staying at The Lilac Inn has been a treat. A wonderful way to stop & enjoy Vermont The room was warm & cozy so we slept well for two nights. Now we are ready & energized to continue our bike tour of New England.”

On a Discovery Bike Tour, you ride at your own pace from inn to inn and enjoy fine food and great lodging, such as, The Lilac Inn. You are pampered by engaging leaders and supported by a van that moves your luggage and serves as your traveling snack bar and bike repair shop. This is our 35th year of leading bicycle tours in Vermont and we take great pride in showing you the most beautiful and least traveled corners of our special world.

Blueberry Hill Nordic Ski Area, with over 40 years of cross country ski experience with 70 km of trails within the 18,000 acres of protected lands of the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, of the Green Mountain National Forest.

Country Inns Along the Trail – has been designing guided and self-guided hiking, biking, and skiing vacations for over thirty years. Spend your days on Green Mountain trails or Champlain Valley backroads, and then spend your evenings dining and relaxing in Vermont’s finest inns, such as, The Lilac Inn.

The Green Mountain Club – and its 9500 plus members from across the country share a love for hiking and a commitment to preserving and protecting the Long Trail System for future generations. There are many ways to help the GMC in its mission to maintain, manage, and protect the Long Trail. The most basic way to help is to become a GMC member. Another important way to help is to volunteer.

Spread out over six mountains, Killington Resort- offers 141 trails and 70 miles of diverse and spacious terrain. You’ll spend less time waiting in line thanks to our extensive lift network, which features two high speed gondolas and five express quad chairs that provide access to everything from groomed cruisers and classic New England tree runs to parks, pipes, bumps and steeps. In fact, Killington ensures that skiers and riders are faced with only one problem – how to fit it all in.

Moosalamoo National Recreation Area – Conserving the Land, Preserving the Spirit. One of Vermont’s best-kept secrets is a designated National Recreation Area for all to enjoy the out of doors. Over 21,000 acres of forest, cliffs, vistas, lakes and streams, stretching from the western ridge of the Green Mountains to Lake Dunmore, and from Middlebury Gap to Brandon Gap. Miles and miles of well-maintained trails and quiet country roads offering easy access all through the year.

Neshobe Golf Club, has become one of the most popular courses in Vermont. Their much heralded layout, designed by Steve Durkee, fits naturally into a landscape of woods, farmland and rolling hills. Since 12 new holes were completed in 1996, golfers have been raving about the immaculate playing conditions, the large undulating greens, elevated tee shots, and our friendly atmosphere. The beautiful Vermont views make it difficult to concentrate on your game, but you’d better, because it truly offers golfers of all skill levels an exciting challenge.

Peaceable Hill Game Farm Peaceable Hill Pheasant Hunting Preserve is a “Regulated Shooting Ground” located in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Vermont.

Robert Frost Trail A National Recreation Trail that commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; many of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. Blueberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail. The Lilac Inn has a Robert Frost Room named in his honor. Doug’s grandfather, Arthur W. Sawyer was a friend of Robert Frost when he lived in Franconia, New Hampshire.

Stream and Brook Fly Fishing take great pride in the services they offer: Fly Casting Schools, Learn to fly fish schools, full and half day guided trips, float tube trips, big game trips and casting lesson.

Vermont Lakes Region Fishing Service – Fishing in VT is like fishing in Paradise. The Lake region of Vermont offers many choices of lakes to fish! Whether you want to be on a large body of water, or the secluded lake or pond in the Green Mountains, VTLRFS can make it happen.

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