Every autumn something magical happens in Vermont. There’s a perfect mix of sun and cloud, and the tree-covered mountains explode with technicolor reds, oranges, and yellows. As you explore one of New England’s most colorful hotspots for fall hiking vacations, you’ll discover a pastoral landscape of working farms, rolling hills, and maple forests. Descend into the Quechee Gorge, a 165-foot-deep, glacially-carved ravine with cascades of clear water. Walk the ridgeline of Mount Mansfield to Vermont’s highest peak for a panoramic view encompassing three states and Canada. In tree-lined pastures, trek paths alive with birdsong arriving at charming New England towns. This is our beautiful home state, and Vermont walking tours are a specialty and passion we’d love to share with you.
Green Mountain Inn
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this property sits in the heart of Stowe village and features rooms with Early American reproduction furniture, stenciling, and handmade quilts.
The Norwich Inn
A historic Vermont inn located in the heart of town, featuring rooms decorated with Victorian antiques and traditional furnishings. An on-site microbrewery, outdoor patio, wine cellar, and enclosed terrace dining room complement the inn’s many modern amenities.
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|12 on-tour meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Deborah Lewis’ enthusiasm for her adopted state of Vermont overflows into everything that she does. She enjoys guiding hikes, searching for buried treasure, and creating trails on the land surrounding her cabin west of Middlebury. The winter season finds her teaching children to cross-country ski. A former corporate consultant, Deborah is happiest on the trail with her Robert Frost poetry in hand.
Deb Van Schaack
Deb Van Schaack spent her previous life as a public high school counselor and has always loved all things outdoors-learning everything she can about the wonders of the natural world around us. She also has a passion for long distance hiking, completing both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail in the US and tackling some long-distance paths in Europe as well. When not guiding, Deb enjoys seasonal employment reading college admissions applications, traveling as much as she can, and working at a local vineyard.
Maggie Mae Anderson
Maggie Anderson, both a massage therapist and yoga instructor, has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast. She spent 5 years working for the Adirondack and Green Mountains Clubs doing everything from ridge running to trail maintenance projects. Her love for hiking inspired her to hike Vermont’s Long Trail 3 times and attempt an Appalachian Trail through hike. When not enjoying the trails you can find her training for triathlons, listening to live music, and practicing headstands.
Lisa Kutolowski guides with a deep love for people, and for the magic that comes when a new community of walkers comes together to explore and grow in the outdoors. A professional sourdough bread baker who is passionate about the health and vitality of Vermont’s local food systems, Lisa lives off the grid on her homestead in Strafford. Also a seasoned backcountry guide, one of her most challenging and rewarding experiences was leading a 40-day canoe pilgrimage on the Connecticut River with her husband and often fellow co-guide, Mark.
Mark Kutolowski is a naturalist and wilderness skills instructor. A passionate student and teacher of the ecology and natural history of Northern New England, Mark is proud to have eaten over 150 wild plant species from the region! In addition to guiding walking tours, Mark teaches wilderness survival courses at Dartmouth College and also leads retreats exploring the relationship between wilderness living and contemplative spirituality.
Matthew Witten is writer and performer as well as a guide who has studied the Champlain Valley’s environment and history as a longtime adjunct of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum staff. A native Vermonter, Matthew leads boating and hiking trips and travels the northeast as a performing musician, songwriter, and storyteller. He also coordinates a network of River Watch volunteers, who monitor streams in western Vermont.
Born and raised in Stockholm, Marina Meerburg first started working as a guide at an Austrian ski resort after graduating from the Stockholm School of Economics. It was at that resort that she met her husband, the two of them eventually moving to Stowe, Vermont. Marina continues to guide when not working as a freelance translator or a ski instructor at Stowe Mountain Resort. She is an avid outdoor and exercise enthusiast, as well as a certified Nordic Walking instructor.
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