Grafton Ponds Recreation Center at the Old Tavern

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Summer & Fall Activities

Visit Grafton Ponds in the summer and you will agree, there is nothing more beautiful than Vermont in the summertime.

Grafton Ponds Vermont Mountain Biking

The 2015 Summer season will be starting June 13th, 2015, weather dependant.




Whether its a leg burner cross country mountain bike trek, or a leisurely hike along the hilly landscape, you'll enjoy Grafton Ponds. Our base lodge offers a retail shop, lessons, bike rentals and repairs. With nearly 2,000 acres of trails, we have much to offer all abilities.

We are happy to bring back our popular Mountain Bike Adventure Day Camps for kids age 5 through 16 years. We offer six week-long day camps full of mountain biking and environmental adventure, where pure fun and active education are key. Each day is filled with a diverse mix of challenging activities where kids experience the richness of Vermont's backyard. 

Mountain Biking

Grafton Ponds Bike Terrain Park. Photo: TC GeistIn the summer, we're best known for our vast mountain bike terrain. From flat to steep and single track to expansive trails, we've got some of the best riding in southern Vermont.

Check out the Bike Terrain Park. 

Bike Terrain Park

Check out our bike terrain park for mountain bikes and BMX bikes. The new park includes three terrain loops with jumps, switchbacks, teeter-totters and a recently finished “Ravine Run:" an exciting series of drops, deep turns, and bridges down the side of Grafton Ponds’ steep ravine.


Explore on your own on our dedicated hiking trails. We have miles of beautiful trails on Grafton Ponds to explore.

Wine & Cheese Hikes are offered by appointment, late June. 1:30 pm. $25 pp. Reservations necessary.

Guided Excursions

Our guided excursions are a great way to spend a morning or afternoon in Grafton. We are happy to coordinate large and small groups. Trips/tours will be matched to the group’s abilities and preferences.

Fly Fishing Clinic
From line management to proper gear for different situations, this 1.5 hour fly fishing clinic will cover the basic techniques of this exciting sport. Reservations are necessary.

   Contact us at 802-843-2400 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details and to make reservations.


VSO at Grafton Ponds Vermont July 3Special Events

View our event calendar to see the many varied events that take place at Grafton Ponds in the summer.