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Things to do in Ripton

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
School
“A perfect combination of great skiing/riding and a laid back vibe. Skiiers of all abilities will find slopes to challenge them without the hustle and bustle of a more crowded resort.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bus Station
“an easy loop through VT's lovely green mountains, read Frost's poetry along the way”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to shop
“This cross country ski center is owned by Middlebury College, so the quality of the trails and the operation is top-notch. Great way to enjoy nature during the winter time.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Route
“This is a short 20 minute loop that wanders by streams, blueberry fields and through woods with Frost poems posted along the way. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Pleiad Lake Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hancock, Vermont that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Gorgeous views. Gorgeous lake. Amazing swimming. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This place is a time machine. Basic provisions, beer and wine. Post office. Gas pump. Good people. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Really interesting hiking trails that celebrate the religions of the world. Check out their website for special events. One year we attended the Winter Solstice Ceremony and my kids have never forgotten the magic of that full moon night in the woods. Quotes along each path, a labyrinth and sacred circle are there for your quite meditation and contemplation. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
School
  • 1 local recommends
Sublocality Level 1
“A gorgeous drive, Robert Frost trail, national wilderness area, Middlebury College's Breadloaf School of English in an old Inn, the Snow Bowl and Rickert Cross-country Ski areas. All seasons allure.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The "Middlebury Gap," one of Vermont's six Gap Roads, runs through the Green Mountain National Forest and is one of our favorite drives. Secret tip: Check out the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Open Mic first Sat of each month, followed by a main act. Always packed! Admission charged.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bus Station
“Nordic ski center (with fat biking & snow shoeing) in winter & hiking in summer.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The Skylight Pond Trail head is on the Steam Mill Rd. in Ripton. The trail takes about an hour to climb up. There is a small overlook off of the intersection of the Long Trail, or you can end at the overnight shelter that is near the pond. This is a very woodsy trail, but it is pretty and quiet. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“This National Recreation Trail commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. Blueberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail. The trail is an easy walk, and the first 0.3 miles across a beaver pond boardwalk out to the South Branch of the Middlebury River is accessible and suitable for wheelchairs. The Forest Service maintains all of the old fields along this trail with prescribed fire to preserve the scenic, open appearance of the area. ”
  • 1 local recommends