Hike Mount Haystack or the Green Mountain National Forest, there are good mountains for serious hikers and flat trails or short hikes for those just looking for sights.
Hike
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"Deerfield River"
The Deerfield River (taken from across street)
"Hike Haystack Mountain"
Haystack Mountain
Cycle
We host a number of cyclists every week in the summer.  There is no better way to see the countryside and the beauty of Southern Vermont than on a bicycle.  Additionally, Mount Snow offers serious downhill off-road biking trails from their ski trails all summer.  Rent a bike and have it here when you arrive for $25/day.
Kayak
Kayak in Deerfield River and take it all the way to Harriman Reservoir which is only 2 miles from the inn.  Harriman Reservoir is 14 miles long and is bounded by numerous state parks and boat launches. Additionally, there are abundant small lakes in the National Park that are perfect kayak spots for those looking to fish or just for solitude.

Rent a paddleboard or a kayak for $50/day (single) + $10 (double)
Fish
Fly fishing in the Deerfield River is one of the local's favorite pastimes.  There are numerous small lakes and rivers in the Valley and an Orvis store just up the road if you're looking for a lesson or a guide. 
"Fly Fish Vermont"
Whitewater Rafting
We are located 20 miles north of some great whitewater rafting tours along the Deerfield River.  The Harriman Reservoir dam releases on a schedule that allows for some very good rapids.  Check out Zoar Outdoor and Crab Apple Whitewater for your adventure. 
Horseback Riding
There are a number of stables nearby that offer tours to all, no matter your experience or skill level.  $25/hour for trail rides.  Reservations required please.
Antiquing / Shopping
There are many great stores nearby in town and within a few miles of the inn, including the amazing Vermont Bowl Company (1/2 mile W).
"Wilmington Vermont Bowl Co"
802 464-3768
41 West Main Street, PO Box 636, Wilmington, VT 05363
innkeeper@thewilmingtoninn.com