Summer

Summer ACTIVITIES 

Summer in Wilmington is beautiful and there is so much to do. We have numerous lakes and an endless source of hiking trails of every level of length and difficulty.

Summer at the Wilmington Inn

Zoar Outdoor Adventure

Zoar Outdoor is named "Best Adventure in New England" by Yankee Magazine and it's located directly across the street from the inn. Whether you want to get wet and whitewater raft in class III and IV grade rapids on the Deerfield River or kayak or paddleboard on the Harriman Reservoir, they've got you covered. Call us ahead of your arrival and let us make a reservation for you!

Summer Activities Through Zoar

  • Paddleboard rentals or tours
  • Mountain Bike rentals or tours
  • Kayak rentals or tours
Mount Snow Adventure at the Wilmington Inn

Mount Snow Adventure

During the summer, Mount Snow has the following fun activities:

Adams Family Farm at the Wilmington Inn

Adams Farm

Adams Farm is a family run farm since 1865 & the farm is currently owned & operated by the 5 th generation owner, Kip Adams. Adams Farm is a terrific location to visit with lots of different fun activities. On the farm, they offer; petting zoo, horseback riding, paintball, fishing, Farm to Table BBQ and many more activities. You can check their website here- Adams Family Farm

Reservations Recommended

Fishing at the Wilmington Inn

Fishing

There are some amazing and bountiful locations for fishing in Wilmington along the Deerfield River or Harriman reservoir. The Wilmington Inn & Tavern is located adjacent to the Deerfield River and specifically due east from what is known as The Searsburg Gap, a 3.2 mile stretch of river that has been "rewatered" and stocked full of brook and brown trout by the Dept of Fish and Game. Learn more about the Searsburg Pass in this article by Fly Fisherman magazine.

Self Guided

We can provide a map of our favorite fishing locations with directions on how to get there. Spending the whole day out on the water? Let us prepare you a Wilmington inn picnic basket for you!

Guided Fishing

Want to fish with a local myth-teller about the amazing fish caught around the area- these are the best local guides to help you prove that the fish are not a myth!

The Wilmington Inn partnered with Brian Lynch of Pheasant Tail Tours to be the exclusive fly-fishing guide for the Wilmington Inn. Brian is a local guide who fishing on the Deerfield River & other local spots. Check out Brian’s website for more information visit Pheasant Tail Tours

Hiking Adventure at the Wilmington Inn

Hiking

We recommend four major hiking trails all of which are within 4 miles of the inn and two of them have trail heads from the inn itself:

Here is the link to the local trail map: https://www.visitvermont.com/play/vermont-hiking

  • Haystack Mountain - a 5-mile summit hike to Haystack Mountain where you will reach a large boulder with amazing scenic views of the Deerfield Valley
  • Molly Stark State Park - a 1 mile steep mountain hike to a 5 story fire-tower with 100 mile views.
  • The Valley Trail - This new trail is a flat hike that traverses the old snowmobile trail to Dover and extends more than 10 miles.
  • Hoot, Toot & Whistle - Right across from our driveway is the Reardon Bridge (adjacent photo) that offers our guests a 3-mile hike to the Harriman Reservoir where you can go for a swim or enjoy a picnic lunch. Let us know if you would like us to prepare a picnic lunch for you!
Fresh Water Adventure at the Wilmington Inn

Swimming And Fresh Water Fun


The Harriman Reservoir

The lake (pictured at left) is a mile down the road and a 2-mile beautiful hike from our front door. It is over 12 miles long and has no houses on it, offering unusual privacy with almost no boat traffic. There are numerous ways to enjoy the lake, but why not rent a kayak or standing paddleboard? Boat entry is free and very accessible.

People say the Lake can appear packed & you can always find a quiet Spot! With that in mind, there are lots of things to do. There are some great beach areas & swimming holes. We recommend you check out High Country Marine, they rent everything from Wave Runners to Pontoon boats: https://www.highcountrymarine.com/services

Searsburg Reservoir

A private and completely secluded natural reservoir in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest is only a six mile drive away. The natural shoreline is incredibly beautiful and great for kayaking or swimming.

Lake Raponda

Lake Raponda is a small lake with a public sandy beach and fully-developed shorefront. It is a more typical lake but is great fun for families with a large raft and easy sand bottom entry for the little ones. There is easy access for boat and kayak entry with vehicle drop-off.

The Wilmington Inn
41 West Main Street
Wilmington, VT 05363
USA
1(802) 464-3768
innkeeper@thewilmingtoninn.com