So what if your Highland Lodge getaway was supposed to be all about rest and relaxation? You can still escape the stress and bustle of everyday life while remaining active with a visit to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Vermont’s tranquil and picturesque “Northeast Kingdom.” The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is a great headquarters for the region’s athletes, nature-lovers, and outdoor-enthusiasts, and also provides visitors with unique recreation options. The Center exists to teach sustainable living and protect, manage, and grow the surrounding land, lakes, trees, and trails while giving nearby residents a free way to experience Mother Nature in her most glorious forms.
Boating, kayaking, running and cycling trails, and cross-country skiing in the winter are some of the many outdoor activities Craftsbury has to offer. With an annual membership fee of $75, you’ll gain access to all the amenities and facilities that the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has as well as unlimited trail use and access to open gym time and discounts. It gives you a good reason to come back and visit us again, and a dozen more to get outside. Enjoy a deep tissue massage by the licensed massage therapist, Kimberly Howell, or pack your paddles; Craftsbury provides access to canoe, kayak, and paddleboat recreation on Big Hosmer Pond. Visit the Craftsbury website to plan your trip to the Outdoor Center today and to learn about everything the non-profit has to offer.
Besides the Outdoor Center, Craftsbury also has a Farmer’s Market every Saturday until October from 10AM-1PM and features local food, beverages, and ingredients as well as live music. Take home delicious homemade caramel sauce from Blackberry Ridge Farm or browse the beeswax products at Thistle & Thorn Apiary and Homestead. Visit the market’s website to learn more or peruse the full list of products.