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From The Blog The Six Seasons of Woodstock, Vermont & What To Do During Them!

There are great ways to get outside during each of the six seasons in Woodstock, Vermont. You know the usual four, but what are the additional two seasons that we see? When the snow flies and woodstoves keep us warm, we enjoy Winter. As winter thaws, snowmelt saturates the ground and before the first buds begin to appear, we have Mud Season. Soon, grass is growing, and Spring arrives, followed by the blooms of Summer, and then the vibrant Autumn colors appear. The final season sits between autumn and winter, after all the leaves have fallen, but before the snow arrives, we have Stick Season. Each time of year brings more ways to stay active in the beautiful Vermont outdoors!

The Woodstock Nordic Center
The Woodstock Nordic Center

Winter: Skiing & Snowboarding

The number one outdoor activity during Winter in Woodstock is skiing or snowboarding! Whether you take to the big downhill slopes of nearby Killington or work up a sweat on the touring trails of the Woodstock Nordic Center, skiing is the ultimate outdoor sport when the snow flies.

Fishing in Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Fishing Guides

Mud Season: Fishing

As soon as the river flows slowdown from snowmelt, our local fishermen and women are on the water. Trout fishing is best when the water is cool, so early spring is a favorite time to cast for trout, both stocked and wild on local rivers like the Ottauquechee, the White, and the Black and nearby lakes and ponds like Silver Lake in Barnard.

Kayaking at Silver Lake
Kayaking at Silver Lake

Spring: Boating

As the weather starts to warm up, it’s the perfect time to get on the water! On a chillier spring day, warm up when you pick up a paddle to canoe around a local lake. In late spring you’ll be ready to jump in and cool off on a hot day.

Woodstock Golf Course
Woodstock Country Club

Summer: Golfing

With so much to do in the beautiful summer weather it’s hard to pick just one, but you can’t miss the bright green fairways on nearby golf courses. Long days mean there’s time for a round after work and the surrounding Vermont hillsides are lush.

MTB Woodstock
MTB Woodstock via Instagram

Fall: Mountain Biking

Trails that lead to foliage views? Fast flows beneath the colorful canopy? Perfect temps for getting that heart rate up? Mountain biking is one of our favorite fall activities! Woodstock is home to many networks for pedal power and you’ll find lift-served just up the road at Killington.

View of Mt Tom
@skutikoff via Instagram)

Stick Season: Hiking

Hiking is one of those activities that is great anytime. But, during stick season, you’ll hear the satisfying crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, feel the open canopy above you, and you’ll see even further from the peaks of local summits without trees in your view.