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Appalachian Trail Adventures

78 Weathervane Dr, Killington, VT 05751
+1 888-855-8655
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Summer Camp for Adults

This is the second time that we've hiked and kayaked with John and crew @ Appalachian Trail... read more

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July Vermont Adventure

I came up to Vermont with my sister for a 4 day adventure trip. We had so many activity options to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Appalachian Trail Adventures is a hiking spa that provides daily guided hikes, caving and kayaking throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont for adventurist of all abilities on the Appalachian Trail. ATA's all inclusive Hiking Vacation consists of an air conditioned room with three daily meals, snacks, guided novice, intermediate or advanced hike and afternoon kayaking, caving or an excursion. ATA also provides daily customized group or private guided hikes, kayaking and caving throughout the Green Mountains of Vermont for hikers of all abilities. With over 20 years of experience, we have chosen trails with the best scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, historical features and lakes. In the fall, we offer some of the most spectacular foliage hiking in New England.
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78 Weathervane Dr, Killington, VT 05751
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+1 888-855-8655
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the second time that we've hiked and kayaked with John and crew @ Appalachian Trail Adventures - over a three-day weekend, we hiked over 20 miles (in addition to kayaking). John tailors the hikes to your individual requests and needs. Over three days,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I came up to Vermont with my sister for a 4 day adventure trip. We had so many activity options to choose from. In one day we had a 1/2 day hike, a lovely kayak ride, and a short cave experience.And that was only the...More

Thank Barbra R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in San Diego. It's pretty dry here with mostly dusty hiking conditions. I was looking for lots of time in the woods and it was provided by ATA! The lush vegetation on the trails was gorgeous and lots of critters and plain life...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great and relaxing day. John Keough lead us ob each step of these adventures in one easy, sunny, relaxed, just right Vermont beautiful day. Leslie told funny stories, as she assisted in keeping the group together. What fun🤗 Lots of beautiful photos! Thanks again🧗‍♀️

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athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I had such a fun time with the group yesterday, had some good laughs. Especially when Leslie steeped into the mud, hehe.... hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for an "active" vacation destination. I wanted to be able to get out and explore, not see the sites from the car. I wasn't disappointed! ATA has hikes and outings for everyone. John took the time at breakfast to ask what activity...More

Thank julish68
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athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We like to please and are glad we meet your expectations!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a caving trip through ATA and had such a great time that we booked a kayaking trip for later that same day. The owner/guide John was very accommodating, informative, and personable. He made sure all 3 of my boys (ages 15, 13, and...More

Thank Autumn L
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athikerinvt, Owner at Appalachian Trail Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Autumn, It was a pleasure sharing our adventures with you all. I got such a kick from your son's comment "can I stay with him" that I will be quoting him this season... hehe...Enjoy Maine!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I spent three nights with ATA in October 2017. It was a fun and fulfilling experience. John is very gifted in determining each individual's interests and abilities, and suggests hiking and other activities that are consistent and well-matched to the individual. I went on three...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We hiked five days with ATA in October. The adventure includes a room at Summit Lodge and three meals. Weather and Fall colors were wonderful. John and his team of guides are outstanding leaders. John is very attentive to each client’s abilities, desires and goals....More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Wonderful hikes for beginners, hard core hikers and everyone in between. The guides (Michelle, Leslie and Jenn) are friendly, and let you go at what ever pace you choose. Kayaking in the area is beautiful and the kayaks themselves are easy to use. I know...More

1  Thank GremlinT
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

My friends and I always have a great time at Vermont hiking spas but this visit was exceptional. Everything was absolutely perfect. The accommodations renovated and very comfortable, including both hot tub and outside heated pool filled up with salt water. The meal plan is...More

1  Thank NellyAlex2017
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ashone
7 May 2018|
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hello lisa, this is john the owner how can i help you? you can checkout our website for contact info or you can 888 855 8655. hope that helps:-)
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Laura B
19 June 2015|
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Response from athikerinvt | Property representative |
Hello Daniel, There sure is.. we hike with kids of that age regularly. It just depends how long of hike you prefer, I try to male sure the hike gives a "wow" factor to kids to get them excited about hiking. the wow factor... More
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