Fall Hiking Part 1: Beauty at it’s Best on the TAM

hands holding a bundle of fall colored leaves-photo by Artur Rutkowki on UnsplashIn the busyness of life, it’s easy to miss the beauty that Mother Nature puts right in front of us. Instead of seeing things pass by from the window of your car, why not take a moment to truly enjoy the beauty of fall here in Vermont and take a hike? Our bed and breakfast in Middlebury, VT is nestled in the perfect spot to give you access to some really awesome trails close by. Let’s take a look at the Trail Around Middlebury as a great spot to hike the next time you are staying with us—get your boots and poles ready and grab a friend to come along!

TAM – This is the Trail Around Middlebury and it is a gorgeous footpath that covers over 18 miles. It takes you around the entire village of Middlebury and is the link between hundreds of acres of land, schools, properties and landmarks. You can get a list of all of the detailed trails to try here. There is easy to find parking at most trailheads and signs to tell you where to go. There really is something for everyone and any fitness level. Start off easy on the Jeffrey Murdock Nature Preserve trail at 0.6 miles in length or the Johnson Trail at 0.8 miles long. The Chipman Hill trail takes you 2.5 miles or try the Middlebury College trail that is a longer 4.6 miles. Pick one that sounds fun to you and get going!

There are many sections of the TAM that cross private property so you are encouraged to stick to the trails and respect the rights of the landowners. Also, if you are going to go out for an extended day of hiking bring plenty of food and water and wear appropriate clothing. We want our exploring guests to be safe! If you are interested in doing some geocaching along your hike, you can learn more about it and find a list of caches to be found on the TAM here.

Book a getaway with us anytime online—whether you are in for a one night business trip, anniversary weekend getaway, or just a retreat for a few days, our comfortable yet elegant suites and amenities will make our inn feel like your home away from home. Come enjoy Vermont in one of the most beautiful times of year.

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