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Running in Vermont – Test The Trails Of The Mountain State

Welcome to Vermont, a runner’s haven that embraces you with its serene landscapes, charming small towns, and picturesque trails. Nestled in the heart of New England, this enchanting state offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and a vibrant running community.

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic cadence of your footsteps as you explore Vermont’s winding trails, rolling hills, and scenic byways. Whether you seek a rejuvenating running retreat, an immersive trail running experience, or a training camp to refine your skills, Vermont has it all.

When To Run in Vermont

Vermont’s ever-changing seasons create a tapestry of running opportunities throughout the year. Spring bursts forth with blossoming flowers, inviting you to experience the vibrant colors of the countryside. Summer blankets the state with lush greenery, offering cool morning and evening runs amidst tranquil landscapes. Fall, the famed foliage season, paints the scenery with a breathtaking palette of reds, oranges, and yellows, providing a stunning backdrop for your runs.

Winter blankets the trails with snow, transforming Vermont into a winter wonderland, where you can embrace the challenge of snowshoe running or seek groomed trails for a refreshing winter run. Whatever the season, Vermont beckons you to embark on unforgettable running adventures.

The Must-Run Spots in Vermont

Discover Vermont’s hidden gems and must-run spots that showcase the state’s natural wonders. Begin your journey in Burlington, Vermont’s vibrant city situated on the shores of Lake Champlain. Explore the scenic Burlington Bike Path, a waterfront trail that winds along the lake, offering stunning views and a runner-friendly atmosphere.

Escape to Stowe, a charming mountain town nestled in the Green Mountains. Conquer the trails of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, or discover the serene beauty of Smugglers’ Notch State Park. If you crave an immersive trail running experience, venture to the Northeast Kingdom, where the Kingdom Trails network spans over 100 miles of picturesque trails through forests, meadows, and rolling hills.

For a true mountain running challenge, head to Killington, home to the Killington Mountain Trail Series, where you can conquer rugged terrain and experience the thrill of summiting peaks. Vermont’s running landscape is as diverse as its natural beauty, promising endless exploration and unforgettable experiences.

Run Travel Events in Vermont – 2023

Running Retreats in Vermont


Rise Run Retreat – Spring Retreat – Woodstock, VT – May 19 – 21, 2023

Enjoy the lush landscape of Vermont in full-bloom with this 3-day running retreat. Featuring runs that will take you through woods, along dirt roads, and across covered bridges, this is the serene running experience you’ve been looking for.


Run Wild Retreats – Vermont Trail Running + Culinary Retreat – September 17 – 20, 2023

Each day of this 4-day running retreat in Vermont is designed to balance time on the trails with an introduction to the culinary treats of Vermont, a state known for small family farms and local, organic food.

Embark on Running Adventures Across the United States

While Vermont captures the essence of running with its tranquil landscapes, there are numerous other states in the United States waiting to be explored by avid runners. Immerse yourself in the iconic trails of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, challenge your limits on the rugged terrain of California’s Sierra Nevada, or experience the coastal beauty of Oregon’s Pacific Northwest.

Our expert guides on run travels have curated a selection of extraordinary running adventures across various states in the country. So, lace up your shoes, and let the United States become your ultimate playground of thrilling running escapades.

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