Getaway at a Glance: The Green Mountain Adventure Challenge
Part scavenger hunt, part wilderness retreat, The Green Mountain Adventure Challenge makes for an unforgettable weekend. During your stay, you’ll follow a series of clues that’ll have you running all over the area in an attempt to solve a tough mystery. You and your partner or group will need to decode maps, hike up mountains, and follow forested trails. Only 35% of people that begin the Challenge are able to finish it, so be ready for some head-scratchers. Adventure starts May 26th, 2017.
- Where you’ll stay: in one of eight lodges, which may offer perks such as free WiFi, a lap pool, or a game room
- Adventure Packs: This getaway includes two T-shirts, water bottles, notebooks, and backpacks to help you succeed on the trail.
- Hungry? Daily breakfast plus one trail lunch is included.
- Don’t forget to bring comfortable walking shoes and any helpful extras such as a compass or bug spray.
West Dover, Vermont: Small Rural Town near Popular Ski Area
Tucked in the rural region of Vermont’s Mount Snow Valley, West Dover has a classic New England look complete with a prominent steeple and white clapboard houses. There’s not much to the town itself aside from a few landmark structures, however; the area owes its popularity to Mount Snow. As one of the closest ski areas to New York and Boston, the resort gets a steady stream of out-of-towners. It doesn’t hurt that the resort has a reputation for well-groomed trails and a lively après-ski scene. But it’s equipped to handle the crowds, boasting five mountain areas and the largest freestyle-terrain-park system in the East. Advanced skiers head for the bumpy slopes and open glades of the North Face; there are also plenty of wide, beginner-friendly runs on the front of the mountain.
There’s plenty to do during warmer seasons at Mount Snow as well; hikers and mountain bikers can take advantage of more than 20 miles of trails through the mountain terrain. The mountain also has an 18-hole golf course and chairlift rides offering views of southern Vermont and New York State.