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Summer Trails OPEN: ATB, Disc Golf & Orienteering
Last Updated: 25.May.2012
The Center's summer trails are now open for fun, with three great ways to enjoy them!
Craftsbury's network of mountain bike trails currently includes around 10-12k of singletrack with another 20 or so of our core ski trails open for summer use. Mountain bike trail use is free for houseguests and members, $10 adult, $5 student day memberships are required for non-members. If you didn't bring your bike, or just want to try something new, we have a small rental fleet of Cannondale mountain bikes, in addition to trailers and tagalongs for the kids. There's lots of great dirt roads to explore too!
For the past several years, Center visitors have been enjoying our disc golf. For 2012, thanks to member's generosity, we have expanded our basket count to 9 with three new baskets constructed by a local artisan blacksmith! This scenic course starts and finishes near the Touring Center and traverses a combination of open field, trail and wooded fairways. Holes range from 100 to 400 feet. Disc Golf is a very family friendly sport. Anyone can learn the basics quickly and enjoy the good exercise and fun the sport offers.
Don't have equipment? Golf disks are available for loan or purchase at the Office. They are slightly smaller and heavier than the familiar Frisbee throwing disc and are made to fly a long distance. One to three tees are set up for each basket including short red, intermediate white and long blue fairways - see it all in our Disc Golf map.
Disc Golf Course use is free for members and house guests, with day memberships available for students and seniors at $5 and adults at $10.
The Center has completely rebuilt its Permanent Orienteering Course using thirty official control placards and punches. The course is spread over the Center Campus, from Race Loop south to Elinor's hill, bounded by the lake and the Black River. A new orienteering map and clue sheet have been developed to accompany the new controls.
Members and houseguests can try the Orienteering Course for free, with day memberships available at the same $10/$5 as above. Maps, clue sheets, and instructions are available for free at the Office. Compasses are available for loan or purchase.
No matter how you choose to explore our summer trails, be sure to get out there - they're just as beautiful as in the winter!
Annual membership info
Bike rental info
Disc Golf map
Orienteering map and clue sheet