Hit the Trail: Where to Explore in May

Vermont's Green Mountains provide the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, and with May's milder weather, it's prime time to lace up your boots, hop on your bike, or visit a nature center. The Richmond area offers a delightful mix of options for all interests. Here's a taste:

  • West Bolton Golf Course Trails Soak in gorgeous mountain scenery while hiking or mountain biking these well-maintained trails. Find maps and more information on their website or the Trail Finder App.
  • Preston Pond Conservation Area: If you're looking for a gentle walk to immerse yourself in nature, this is your spot. Easy trails wind through peaceful woodlands.
  • Camel's Hump State Park: Feeling adventurous? Tackle this iconic Vermont peak for a challenging hike and breathtaking summit views. Be prepared and check the park website for conditions.
  • Audubon Vermont (Green Mountain Audubon Center): Explore diverse habitats, spot birds, and learn about Vermont's natural wonders at this beautiful nature center. Check out their website for trails, programs, and visitor information: https://vt.audubon.org/

Beyond the Trails: Richmond Delights
After your outdoor adventure, refuel and recharge with these Richmond favorites:

Richmond Farmers Market : 2 miles from our doorstep, you can mingle with locals, sample fresh Vermont produce, listen to live music and support area farmers at this lively market. Opening Day: Friday, May 31st 3-6:30 pm

Round Church Events: This unique and historic space hosts a variety of events from concerts to art shows. Peruse their calendar for something special during your visit. 

Richmond Public Library:  This revamped church offers a wide selection o nooks ideal for finding a quiet spot for a good book or check out their events page for programs and activities.

Stone Corral: Literally a "stone's throw" from The Loft, enjoy hearty Vermont-inspired meals at this acclaimed Richmond restaurant.

May in Vermont: Tips to Remember

Weather: While generally pleasant, Vermont weather can change quickly. Pack layers and a rain jacket.

Hours of Operation: Some spots may still have limited spring hours. Check websites or call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Vermont in May is magical.  I hope this blog inspires you to get out, explore Richmond's natural beauty, and enjoy the welcoming small-town vibes.

Happy Exploring!