Top April Activities in Richmond

Embrace Springtime in Richmond, Vermont: Top April Activities

April in Vermont means the sweet scent of mud season, budding trees, and a touch of warmth returning to the air. Richmond, nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains, offers a charming mix of outdoor adventures,  quaint town vibes, and the lingering flavors of maple season.  Here's how to make the most of your April visit:

Outdoor Adventures

  • Hike the Long Trail: Richmond sits right along the famed Long Trail, offering access to challenging hikes with rewarding views. Check out sections like the climb to Camel's Hump or a gentler walk through the Winooski River Valley. 
  • Explore Mt. Philo State Park (Charlotte): A short drive away, this park offers stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks from its easily accessible summit. 
  • Bike the Cochran's area trails: Cochran's Ski Area transforms into a network of mountain biking trails once the snow melts. Get your adrenaline pumping on their flowy trails. 

Foodie Delights

Last tastes of maple season: Some sugarhouses might still be offering sugar on snow experiences early in the month. Check local listings

  • Richmond Farmers Market: Starting in May, but check for their special "Mud Season Markets" that often pop up in April. Find fresh produce, local crafts, and a taste of the community. (If they have a website, include a link)
  • Richmond Restaurants: Enjoy a cozy meal at spots like Hatchet Tap and Table or Three Mountain Tavern, showcasing local Vermont ingredients.

Events and Happenings

  • Earth Day activities: Richmond often has Earth Day celebrations or clean-up events. Look for announcements in local papers or on Front Porch Forum.
  • Art exhibits: The Richmond Free Libraryand Round Church often host rotating exhibits showcasing local artists.

Tips for April in Richmond

  • Mud season is real: Trails can be muddy, so waterproof boots are a must.
  • Weather is variable: Pack layers! April can have warm, sunny days followed by chilly rain.
  • Embrace the slow pace: April is a time to savor the transition of seasons, enjoy the quiet beauty of Richmond, and connect with its friendly community.

Let the charm of Richmond and the vibrancy of springtime Vermont make your April getaway a memorable one!