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Explore Beautiful Vermont

Whether you are a first-time visitor to Vermont or enjoy the New England corridor regularly there is a reason it is called the Green Mountain State. Through breathtaking scenery, covered bridges and local farms you’ll find Rabbit Hill Inn takes you to the heart of New England. Historic and beautiful Vermont offers a bounty of experiences bespoke for every traveler. Start planning your New England stay Today…
Get away from the rest of the world, retreat into a mountain Inn.  Turn off your phone. Hike the Green Mountains.  Walk the country trails or explore historic Vermont. Whatever you decide to do, Rabbit Hill Inn is here for you, far away from the hassle of modern life.
Rediscover yourself.

Day Trips & Driving Tours

These breathtaking Vermont country roads will lead you to the most beautiful places in New England! Now it’s your turn to follow the road less traveled. We have several day trips and routes mapped out for you. These are just a few of the endless options to choose from. Detailed directions and St Johnsbury and the Northeast Kingdom area maps are readily available for you.


Littleton, NH

This charming town offers wonderful, unique tax-free shopping, antiquing, historic architecture, and stunning covered bridge. Explore craft breweries, cafes and eateries, and hiking and biking trails. Named to the “Top 10 Best Small Towns in America” and “6th Small Town Downtown in America.” (Get a copy of the tour)

St. Johnsbury, VT and Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

The Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce can share highlights of the area which include the Fairbanks Natural Science Museum, the famous Athenaeum/Gallery, Stephen Huneck Gallery & world-renown Dog Chapel, a terrific Artisans Guild, historic architecture and some very interesting shops. The Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association is also a valuable resource for exploring the area. (Get a copy of the tour.)

The Tasters Tour

You won’t be hungry on this Northeast Kingdom tasty journey. As you travel through the beautiful rolling hills and farmlands of the Northeast Kingdom and surrounding counties, stop and taste the free samples at the Goodrich Maple Farm, Ben & Jerry’s, and Cold Hollow Cider Mill. Enjoy antiquing, crafters, craft breweries, distilleries, and so much more. (Get the Tasters Tour)

The Northern Look

A glorious journey through the kingdom featuring scenic areas such as Burke Mountain, Island Pond, the grand Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake and Brighton State Park. Check out the Kingdom Trails and Burke & Bailey General Store. Stretch your legs a bit & rent a bike at the sport shop or hike a trail. Rent a canoe or kayak. Bring your camera and watch out for moose!

The White Mountains Trail

New England’s most scenic 100 miles! You will see it all on this trip – The Kancamangus Scenic Byway, Crawford Notch, Franconia Notch State Park, Mount Washington, Bretton Woods and North Conway.


Our state capital and surrounding area invite you to enjoy a variety of walking tours, including a visit inside our gold-domed capital building and very unique shopping. The town of Barre is nearby. Here you will find a wonderful antique mall and the Rock of Ages Granite Quarry. This may sound weird, but we urge you to also visit the Hope Cemetery. You will discover the most amazing monuments. Trust us on this one!

Woodstock / Quechee,VT

Your first stop is the beautiful Quechee Gorge, then wander through this quintessential New England village full of unique shops, galleries, antique stores and the Vermont Raptor Center.

Stowe, VT

It’s a lovely drive to Stowe, a village full of antiquing, shopping, handcrafts, breweries, and art galleries. Take the gondola ride to the very top of Stowe Mountain or visit the Trapp Family Lodge.  Stop by the Information Center for a village map.

Moose Alley

Many moose live in the far northern areas of New Hampshire. Pittsburg, NH on the Canadian border is nearly a “sure bet” for seeing moose. “Moose alley” is what the locals call U.S. Route 3 between Pittsburg and the Canadian border. It is not uncommon is see dozens of moose on Rt. 3 between Pittsburg and Quebec. The best time to go “moose watching” is just before sundown.

Dartmouth / Hanover, NH

Hanover’s special charm is its unique combination of urban cultural sophistication, Ivy-League New England village atmosphere and natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Hanover’s historic, four-block downtown features more than ninety distinctive specialty shops, brand name stores and twenty restaurants. Downtown Hanover is home to nine theaters, the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum of Art. Dartmouth College’s campus, ninth oldest in the United States, is adjacent to downtown.

Northeast Kingdom and North Country New Hampshire

These driving tours from St. Johnsbury to the Canadian border and White Mountains and points north, offer a number of side trips to enhance your autumn day-tripping. The routes pass lakes, mountains, and rolling farm lands, and promise some of the most picturesque views of the fall foliage in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire.

Attractions & Fun Spots

Remember… this is just a sampling of all our local Northern Vermont attractions. Be sure to visit our Great Outdoors section for more recommendations!


Vermont Craft Beer Trail

Some of the very best beers in the world are brewed here in Vermont. Our “Top Ten Vermont Beer Trail” is a “MUST–DO” for all beer lovers. It leads you to a terrific selection of Vermont craft breweries and taprooms, including the best craft brewery in the world (rated by Beer Advocate and RateBeer). This Vermont beer tour includes Hill Farmstead Brewery, Lost Nation, Trapp Lager, Rock Art, Schilling Brew Co, Heady Topper, Prohibition Pig, and many others.  See our full Top Ten Vermont Beer Trail for all the details.  Come and see why Vermont is known as the craft beer mecca.

Covered Bridges (also known as “Kissing Bridges”)

Short, long, red, white, brown, open, closed, with windows or without, there are several covered bridges throughout the Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Each covered bridge is unique and holds many special and scenic features. They are among our most popular attractions.

Here is a partial list of bridges to see in our area: (video)

LocationBridge NameYear BuiltLength
Lyndon, VTSchoolhouse Bridge
Millers’ Run
Built: 1879
Built: 1878
Built: 1881
Built: 1869
Built: ????
Length: 42'
Length: 56'
Length: 66'
Length: 120'
Length: 68'
Danville, VTGreen Bank HollowBuilt: 1886Length: 50'

Bath, NHBath Covered Bridge — A Favorite
Bath-Haverhill Bridge
Built: 1832
Built: 1829
Length: 375'
Length: 256'
FranconiaFlume Covered Bridge — A FavoriteBuilt: 1871Length: 50'

Click here for a complete list of Vermont Covered Bridges or a complete list of White Mountains Covered Bridges.


  • Johnsbury AthenaeumSt. Johnsbury, VT
    Here you will discover remarkable architecture and a first-class collection of American paintings and sculptures, including the magnificent Domes of Yosemite. This Athenaeum is one of only 15 libraries in the nation to be declared a National Historic landmark. A “must see!”
  • Stephen Huneck Gallery / Dog Chapel
    on Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, VT – An unforgettable experience for art lovers and dog lovers alike! This internationally acclaimed artist and author is known for his playful hand-carved furniture, sculpture and woodcut prints. A “must see!”


  • Fairbanks Science Museum & Planetarium Johnsbury, VT Open Year Round
    The building is a masterpiece of Victorian architecture. Enjoy numerous inviting galleries with a dazzling array of the world’s wonders. Visit Vermont’s only public planetarium. See the largest natural science collections in Northern New England, and a rich selection of artifacts from around the globe. Don’t miss the BUG ART!
  • Billings FarmWoodstock, VT Open May-October
    This museum is dedicated to telling the story of Vermont’s rural heritage. A working dairy farm (since 1871) and living museum of Vermont’s rural past
  • Shelburne MuseumShelburne, VT Open May 1-Oct 31.
    Described as one of America’s great museums of American folk art, artifacts, and architecture.
  • Old Stone House MuseumBrownington, VT Open May 15-Oct 15 (Closed Mon/Tues)
    The Old Stone House, built as a school dormitory in 1834-36, now houses 25 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont.
  • New England Ski MuseumFranconia, NH
  • The Frost Place Franconia, NH Open May-October
    Nestled on a ridge overlooking the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is poet Robert Frost’s 1915 farm homestead, now become a Center for Poetry and the Arts. It includes a museum of his life and work, with signed first editions of all his books. Also on the half-mile Poetry-Nature Trail, a walk through fields and woods, visitors may see 16 of Frost’s Franconia poems mounted on plaques, surrounded by dozens of New England wildflowers.

Mountain Top Journeys

  • Washington Cog RailwayGorham, NH (video)
    Enjoy the ride up Mount Washington on the world’s first mountain-climbing cog railway. The scenery isn’t the only reason to ride the Cog Railway — rain or shine, the exciting three-hour round trip is an unforgettable journey.
  • Washington Auto RoadGorham, NH (video)
    The Northeast’s highest peak, 6,288-foot Mt. Washington, will captivate you with its remarkable views of the Presidential Range, the White Mountain National Forest and beyond. The route, the views and the magic of this mountain sanctuary have remained largely unchanged since travelers began winding their way up Mount Washington in 1861. The “Road to the Sky” was an unprecedented engineering achievement and remains the first man-made attraction in the United States! Today, it awaits your personal voyage of discovery.
  • Cannon Mountain Aerial TramFranconia, NH (video)
    The aerial tramway is one of New Hampshire’s most spectacular rides. The tramway brings visitors to the 4,180′ summit of Cannon Mountain in approximately eight minutes. On a clear day, visitors will enjoy views of the mountains of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Canada, and New York. At the summit there are walking paths, an observation deck, cafeteria, and restrooms. Cannon is open daily from 9am to 5pm, open Memorial Day through Mid-October.
  • Loon Mountain Scenic Summit SkyrideLincoln, NH
    Enjoy the ride to a beautiful mountaintop area where you will find glorious views, glacial caves, boardwalk and the Artist Village. Casual dining and facilities are available. Open daily mid-June through Mid-October.

Zip Line Tour Adventures

Thrill seeking is taken to new heights with this amazing adventure experience! Boston Globe – “It’s magical, breathtaking and awesome!” (video)

Alpine Adventures Zip-line Tours, Lincoln, NH,   give you an exciting bird’s eye view of the Pemigewasset Valley and the White Mountains beyond. On the edge of Barron Mountain, in the tallest pines and hemlocks, platforms have been built. From platform to platform, strong cables are connected. Each tree and platform is slightly lower down the mountain, allowing gravity to be the main power source of the zipline experience. With well-trained staff and specially crafted safety equipment including a harness similar to a rock climber’s, you are clipped onto the line and zip down from one platform to the next. Open all year round. Reservations required. – (603) 745-9911

Talk To The Animals

  • VINS Nature & Raptor Center – Quechee, VT
    State-of-the-art Raptor exhibit, displaying one of North America’s finest collections of birds of prey. Get close and personal with bald eagles, owls, hawks, falcons, and other birds of prey. Open from May to October.
  • Agape Hill Farm – Hardwick, VT – Enjoy the relaxing and calming experience of a trail walk with a llama and then visit their fiber shop.  Open May 1 to November 1.
  • Snowshoe Farm – Peacham, VT (802) 592-3153
    Ron & Terry Miller invite you to visit their Huacaya Alpaca Llamas and yarn & fiber shop.

Fun Food Stops

While you are here, we highly recommend that you enjoy the delicious flavors of the area. We have it all mapped out for you; all you need is an appetite. Here are just a few of many stops to make:

  • Artesano Meadery Groton, VT
    Artesano produces a variety of high-quality, hand-crafted mead using only pure, raw Vermont honey and fruit. They also have a great handmade ice cream parlor in season.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream FactoryWaterbury, VT
    This famous ice cream factory sits on a pasture with lovely mountain views. Take the guided tour and taste the endless selections of amazing ice creams.
  • Bishop’s Ice Cream ParlorLittleton, NH
    No region is more passionate about ice cream than New England; Bishop’s is one of its most highly regarded ice cream parlors. Homemade and second to none — end of story! Open May through October.
  • Chutters General StoreLittleton, NH
    This great general store is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth. Here you will find THE WORLD’S LONGEST CANDY COUNTER (awarded by the Guinness Book of World Records), plus a wonderful selection of unique specialty foods and gifts. Featured on the Food Network.
  • Cold Hollow Cider MillWaterbury, VT
    The top producers of Fresh Apple Cider in all of New England – one of the very few that press year-round. See cider that’s still made the old fashioned way, with a rack and cloth press built in the 1920′s. Taste their legendary fudge and cider donuts, great with a big cup of fresh cider. Be sure to visit the wine tasting room featuring several Vermont wines.
  • Goodrich Maple FarmCabot, VT
    This is the “real deal!” Meet the Goodrich family and learn all about the process of tapping and boiling. Taste the different grades of syrup and a variety of maple products. A true Vermont experience.
  • Harman’s Cheese & Country StoreSugar Hill, NH
    Originally opened as a mail order store, it’s now much more. The products they offer are both unusual and unusually good. They are one-of-a-kind items found rarely, if ever, in markets or specialty food shops.


Nothing matches the hypnotic beauty and serenity of a waterfall! Here, waterfalls are plentiful (over 100 in the White Mountains) and easy to access. Your camera and sturdy, flat rubber-soled shoes are a must. A picnic lunch would be a nice touch (we can help you with that).

Here is a partial list of waterfalls to see in our area:

LocationFalls at this location
Barnet, VTBarnet Falls
Bartlett, NHDiana’s Baths
Barton, VTWilloughby Falls
Quechee, VTQuechee Gorge
Franconia Notch, NHAvalanche Falls
Liberty Gorge Cascade
The Flume (video)
The Basin (video)
Kinsman Falls
Rocky Glen Falls
Crawford Notch, NHArethusa Falls
Nancy Cascade
Ripley Falls
Kendron Flume
Silver and Flume Cascades
Beecher & Pearl Cascades
Gibbs Falls

Lost River Gorge & CavesNorth Woodstock, NH

Follow the Lost River through the narrow steep-walled gorge, caverns, and falls. It’s an adventure that combines the beauty and mysteries of nature with the excitement of exploring this magnificent gorge.

See a complete list of waterfalls in Vermont and New Hampshire.

On the left side, lady with large straw hat shopping for kitchen utensils, and on the right side, people walking on the sidewalk holding shopping bags

Shopping & Antiquing

There are so many wonderful Vermont and New Hampshire shops & galleries near Rabbit Hill Inn — it’s impossible to list them all here. However, these are a few of our favorite Northeast Kingdom and North Country places.


Antique Shops 

  • Just L Modern Antiques – Littleton, NH – Intriguing items in the modern mid-century antiques & decor.
  • Purple Peacock – Littleton, NH – Vintage treasures and arts & crafts by local artisans in a two-story, multi-dealer gallery.
  • Lonesome Woods – Bethlehem, NH – Antiques, apothecary, dry goods, and candles.
  • Potato Barn Antiques – Northumberland, NH – A terrific multi-dealer shop, 6500 square feet of great stuff!
  • St. Johnsbury Antiques – St. Johnsbury, VT – Wide range of furniture, jewelry, and collectibles.
  • Twin Oaks Antiques – Lunenburg, VT – Specializing in cabin, camp, folk art, signs, and funky stuff.
  • Antiques & Emporium – Lyndonville, VT – Antiques, collectibles, glassware, clocks, furniture.
  • East Barre Antique Mall – East Barre, VT – Huge and amazing! 12,000 sq. feet of incredible merchandise.
  • Peacham Carriage Company – Peacham, VT – High quality antiques and collectibles from the U.S. and U.K.  Local crafts and gifts as well.
  • Antiques Collaborative – Quechee, VT – Multi-dealer, 3 floors of period furnishings, fine art, and collectibles.
  • Vermont Antique Mall – Quechee, VT – A real adventure… 450 antique & collectible dealers under one roof!
  • Bethlehem, NH also offers a cluster of small antique shops including Chris Curran Antiques, Country Collectibles, and Hundred Acre Woods. Most of these keep semi-regular hours.

Artisan Studios & Galleries

(Juried & High Quality Artworks)

Book Shops – New & Used

  • Boxcar and Caboose Bookstore & Cafe – St. Johnsbury Bookstore – Cozy coffee spot, candy shop, free wireless Internet Hotspot. This bookstore has an Espresso Book Machine, which is able to print trade-quality paperbacks in minutes from a network of millions of titles.
  • Green Mountain Books & Print – Lyndonville, VT – Browse the store and relax in a quiet nook.
  • Little Village Toy & Book Shop – Littleton, NH – Outstanding collection of educational toys and books for kids.  A unique variety of books for adults as well.
  • Bear Pond Books – Montpelier, VT
  • Yankee Bookshop – Woodstock, VT – Vermont’s oldest independent bookstore (est. 1935).

Fine Gifts, Clothing & Uniquities

  • Moose River Lake & Lodge – St. Johnsbury, VT – A very cool shop — over 200 unique wines, ladies’ fashions, rustic & elegant home decor & furnishings, antlers & taxidermy. How’s that for eclectic?
  • White Mountain Canning – Littleton, NH – A fantastic and delicious shopping experience! Do not miss this one, trust us.
  • Sterling Works – Littleton, NH – Unique and artistic jewelry at affordable prices.
  • Northern Lights Music – Littleton, NH – One of the hottest guitar stores in the Northeast. Carries all instruments, music, supplies, etc.
  • Bella Funk – Littleton, NH – Lovely, upscale “chic” women’s boutique.
  • Pentimento – Littleton, NH – Eclectic and jam-packed emporium of unique jewelry, gifts, home decor, and much more.
  • Maison Bohème – Littleton, NH – Wonderful upscale shop filled with unique gifts, home decor, art, textiles, and SO much more!

Outdoor Wear & Gear

  • Farm Way – Bradford, VT – A fantastic (and fun) shopping experience! These folks have it all – literally. Browse through enormous clothing, shoe/boot and outdoor gear departments that span across several connected buildings, filled from floor to ceiling with one of the largest selections in New England. From footwear to snowshoes to saddlery. Kayaks to camping supplies, Vera Bradley, furniture & gifts. Their knowledgeable & friendly staff will tell you whatever you need to know. Extensive bargain balcony.
  • Lahout’s – Littleton, NH (America’s oldest ski shop) – It’s our own version of L.L. Bean – apparel for the entire family (for work, play or sports), large shoe selection, all gear and hardware for all sports.

Outlet Shopping

Large room with hardwood floors, cream walls, wooden trim, and multiple tables with different games set up

At the Inn

During your vacation, admire the views of the Northern Vermont Mountains from our covered porches. Cozy up to a blazing fireplace with a loved one (or a good book). Make yourself at home in our inviting common rooms.

Enjoy afternoon sweets & tea in the parlor; peruse the book libraries, challenge yourself with a mind-boggling STAVE puzzle, or one of many games found in the Snooty Fox Pub/game room.


Step outside and explore the unspoiled landscape. Wander through sweet-scented gardens or ten acres of wooded walking trails. Kiss in a gazebo or by the waterfall. Dip into the spring-fed swimming pond. Play horseshoes or shuffleboard.

At night, gaze at the stars — they seem to be at arm’s reach.

Our peaceful country road guides you to the Connecticut River, or through the quietest, prettiest village — just like days gone by. Soon you’ll remember how wonderful it is to really relax and do nothing at all.

Indulge Yourself

In-Room Massage Services are available! Enjoy this ultimate relaxation in the privacy and comfort of your guest room. We will gladly arrange one-hour full body massages (longer sessions are available upon request). We highly suggest you schedule your massage appointments in advance to assure availability. It’s the perfect touch to your well-deserved getaway.

Day Spa Services are also available nearby. Choose from an extensive menu of body, facial, and beauty treatments at Insparations Salon & Day Spa (Littleton, NH), Fresh Salon & Day Spa (Littleton, NH), the Tower Spa (Whitefield, NH), or simply call us with your desires and we will assist you with arrangements.

Our Vermont inn’s common areas offer you a variety of beautiful, charming places to feel “at home.” Calming views of the White Mountains from covered porches to relaxing sitting rooms with soft music and cozy fireplaces — all designed to make a delightful vacation in Vermont so easily achievable.

You will discover a wonderful library of books and games — especially our extensive collection of STAVE puzzles! (known as the “Rolls Royce” of puzzles). Be warned, these hand-crafted, mind-boggling treasures are quite addictive!

In the mood for a movie? We have a couple of 15″ LCD DVD/TVs available on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose from our movie collection or bring your own to enjoy.

Join the fun in the Snooty Fox Pub, offering an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks along with good cheer and conversation with other guests or the innkeepers.

Rabbit Hill Inn sits on 15 acres in our tiny hamlet. Make your way through the gardens and over to our spring-fed pond. A small gazebo in a field of green provides a space to read a book or just listen to a waterfall. A trail map will guide you over our grounds whether it is for an early morning walk or for some backwoods snowshoeing.

Man and woman kayaking on still water with sun setting in the background

Canoeing-Kayaking / Paddle Boarding / Swimming

More than 40,000 acres of lakes and 4,000 miles of rivers and streams define the Northeast Kingdom and White Mountain regions. These numerous waterways, both large and small, offer many opportunities for boating, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing and wildlife viewing. Enjoy placid waters for leisurely rowing and canoeing.


Choose more active rivers and larger lakes for more challenging paddling and motor boating. Lucky for us, we are just a brief stroll to the Connecticut River. Terrific guided excursions are available too. A few of our favorite options: Clyde River,  Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, Harvey’s Lake, Joe’s Pond, Echo Lake / Franconia Notch State Park, NH, Connecticut River, and Moore Reservoir.

Canoe, Kayak, and Motor Boat rentals are available at many of these locations. You may also rent from these fine sport outfitters:

Indoor swimming available at a few nearby fitness centers & area hotels for a fee.

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Man and woman each on green and red ATVs pressing hands together

ATV Guided Tours

Get up close and personal with nature with a guided ATV ride through the back country of Vermont and northern New Hampshire. No experience necessary for this thrilling adventure! Your guided ATV tour is an awesome (and exciting) way to take in the forest, beautiful scenery, mountain vistas,  and wildlife areas that you would never see by car. Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned ATV rider, professional guides will provide a memorable experience. When you book your stay at Rabbit Hill Inn, ask for the  ATV Tour add-on package.  It includes a two hour guided tour and a delicious picnic to enjoy along the way.

Great Vermont Corn Maze

More Info

This experience is tons of fun and lots of laughs! 3 miles of puzzling rows and turns through a cornfield. A new maze is designed each year. It can take from 45 minutes to 2 hours to solve the perplexing puzzles. Along the way you will enjoy 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views.

(open late July through mid-October)

Biking & Winter Fat Biking

Saddle up your bike, fill the water bottle and ride the roads and trails of Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom. You could start right from the door of Rabbit Hill Inn. Since you’re so close, you can also explore the terrific biking trails of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Take a day trip, cycle for a few hours, or ride miles and miles of scenic back country roads.


The varied terrain includes routes through valleys, along ridges, over mountains, through quaint towns and villages, across covered bridges on both paved and unpaved roads. In addition to the roads and paths, mountain bikers can enjoy the Kingdom Trails network, rated “among the top 10 in the world” by the International Biking Association. You will easily find trails to accommodate all bike styles and levels of ability. Take advantage of these terrific Road Biking Routes throughout the Northeast Kingdom.

Kingdom Trails also offers fantastic Winter Fat Biking Trails in the snowy months. 

Check out all these terrific trails:

We can also assist you with guided bike excursions! Don’t Have a Bike? Why Not Rent One? Advance reservations are encouraged.

Woman in brown coat standing in river fly fishing with tree-covered mountain in the background

Fishing / Fishing Guides

This sport is extremely popular in our area. Whether you are a novice or an expert angler, your adventure will be extraordinary! You can fish shore side, bring a boat, rent a boat or spend a day with a full-service fishing guide (equipment is provided). The waters in this region teem with trout, bass, pike, pickerel, and freshwater salmon. We would happily assist you with a fishing license and finding the perfect spot. Read more local fishing and guide info here.  


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Fitness Centers / Yoga Studios / Tennis

Man in blue shirt and black pants swinging a golf club on a golf course with mountains in the background


There are three golf courses within 20 minutes of Rabbit Hill Inn. Each one offers a challenging course surrounded by beautiful mountain views. Try a different course each day. We will gladly arrange tee times for you. Lessons and rental equipment (clubs, shoes, etc.) are readily available.

  • St. Johnsbury Country Club is a Par 70 course. The original first 9 holes require finesse, the new back 9 demand power — two distinct golf experiences that complement each other perfectly. — our favorite
  • Maplewood Country Club offers a Donald Ross designed 18 hole, Par 72 course boasting a legitimate par 6 hole. Driving Range/lessons.
  • Bethlehem Country Club also a Donald Ross designed 18 hole course, Par 70
View from inside of a helicopter flying over mountains with green, yellow, and orange trees

Helicopter Rides

More Info

Go big and see it all on a fabulous helicopter ride from Vertical Ventures Aviation! There are six awesome scenic flight packages to choose from. The most popular route is the “White Mountain Spectacular” – an amazing 60-minute tour capturing some of New England’s most iconic natural landmarks, Presidential Range and the highest peaks of the White Mountains.


From the mighty Mount Washington to Franconia Notch, see the mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and majestic grand hotels like you’ve never seen them before! Available year ‘round, weather permitting.

(855) 435-9882 – Whitefield, NH

View of a small town from a nearby mountain side full of green, yellow, and red trees


In addition to our 10 acres of wooded trails here at Rabbit Hill Inn, there is a lifetime of hiking adventures awaiting you here. Don your best hiking shoes and remember your camera! You’ll discover breathtaking heights, scenic overlooks, great wildlife, waterfalls, and pure unspoiled countryside. We will gladly help you choose the perfect trail.


Here are just a few of many favorite suggestions:

Popular Hikes in Burke Mountain area

  • Victory State Forest — One of the wild ones in the Northeast Kingdom, this state park wraps around the Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area, which has the Moose River flowing through it and an open bog. The real gem, though, is 2,000-acre Darling State Park, home of 3,267-foot Burke Mountain. Amazing bird watching. The hike to the top on the West Peak Trail has been a well-kept secret.
  • Willoughby State Forest — A stunning expanse: the peaks of Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor rise vertically out of Lake Willoughby. Besides the lake, Willoughby has several crystalline ponds that are superior trout waters. Hiking in Willoughby is great. There are more than 12 miles of hiking trails, mostly in the easy to moderate range. Many of these trails connect to trails that cross private land on Wheeler, Bald, Haystack and McSherry mountains. We recommend the Mt. Pisgah South Trail, which reaches two overlooks with views out to the White Mountains and points in between. But perhaps the real drama of this trail is found along the cliff tops above the lake-not for acrophobics.
  • Groton State Forest — The second largest contiguous landholding by the State of Vermont. A year-round trail system connects most major points of interest. All of the trails are in the day hike range, with the longest being a mere 3 miles. Search out the Peacham Bog Natural Area, which is one of the largest bogs in Vermont (great for wildlife viewing). Groton State Forest has seven state parks attached to it, offering a full range of outdoor recreation facilities, including campgrounds, boat launches, and swimming spots.

Horseback Riding

…a spectacular way to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of our area. Rides are available year round. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, the perfect horse and trail awaits you. Advance reservations are recommended — we will gladly make them for you.

  • D-N-D Stables (802) 626-8237, East Burke, VT
  • Loon Mountain Equestrian Center (603) 745-6938, Lincoln, NH
Close up view of a woman rock climbing dressed in a green tank top, navy pants, and red helmet

Rock Climbing / Ice Climbing / Mountaineering

Perhaps it’s time to reach new heights…


International Mountain Climbing School offers comprehensive climbing instruction and guided services. Programs are open to people of “All ages, All abilities, All the time…our mission is to provide every climber with a safe, enjoyable and worthwhile climbing experience. Our long-term goal is to run a friendly, personal guide service that you will return to year after year. It’s a job and a passion that allows us to share the excitement of climbing and the mountain environment with you.”
Contact IMCS: (603) 356-7064 Email: [email protected]

Adventure Spirit Guides also offer comprehensive services for Rock, Ice, and Mountain Climbing. “We welcome individuals, families, and groups. We see climbing as a lifetime activity that can be enjoyed at all ages and stages of life and can be enjoyed individually or shared with friends and family. No matter what your climbing interests, objectives, and abilities, if you enjoy climbing, we share that passion with you and we look forward to working with you to grow that passion.”
Contact Adventure Spirit (802) 535-1498 Email: [email protected]

New England Climbs – an informational resource for climbing in the White Mountains.

Skiing – Cross Country

Our snowy winters are perfect for this very affordable activity. There are several prime spots to develop your skills and enjoy the great outdoor sights. We begin with a 6.5 K trail right here at Rabbit Hill Inn. Choose from numerous groomed and track-set trails that pass from hill farm to white clapboard villages, laid out to showcase the beauty of this area’s classic landscape. These area Nordic ski centers offer extensive well-groomed trails networks for both classic and skate skiing. Rental equipment is easily available.

Man in a red coat and gray pants with yellow skis snow skiing down a mountain

Skiing – Downhill

Our neighborhood offers several terrific ski areas (of course, we have a few favorites). Each resort has its own unique character and provides outstanding ski trails and services. Here you will find less crowding, great natural conditions and varied terrain enhanced by modern lifts and advanced snowmaking systems to ensure excitement for all skill levels. Rentals & lessons are obtained easily. By the way, many of these ski areas offer great Snowboarding and Tubing.

Brown, white, gray, and black dogs mushing in the snow pulling a sled with winter trees in the background

Sled Dog Rides

The ultimate winter adventure, experience the thrill of flying across the snow under the extraordinary power of the sled dog! Tours are as hands-on as you want them to be. Learn how to harness the dogs, ride the runners, or just sit back and have the ride of your life while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and take pictures and to drive your own team.

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Sleigh Rides

The picture-perfect romantic sleigh ride awaits you. Whisk away on a truly memorable ride through snow-flocked forests and fields with stunning views of the mountains. Just like in the movies!  Click here for full list of sleigh ride options.

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With more than 75,000 acres of public and forest park lands, plus thousands of hiking trails, finding a place to snowshoe is never a problem. Just strap on a pair of snowshoes and go in any direction (right from our front door if you wish). Up here, we measure our snowfall in feet, not inches. Now that’s a Vermont experience! Equipment rentals are easily available. Click here for a list of snowshoe trail networks

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This adventure is not to be missed. You don’t need experience. We can arrange a terrific guided tour for you! Check out this Snowmobile Tour Add-on Package. For those that wish to be independent, the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers VAST currently provides 3,549 miles of groomed trails and more than 1,500 miles of secondary and feeder trails throughout the Green Mountain State.


Vermont’s snowmobiling capital is Island Pond, with trail connections linking in all directions. Riders who have been coming to The Kingdom for many years say it is the best snowmobiling anywhere. The White Mountains / Franconia Notch areas also provide fantastic trail options. You can bring your own sled and hit the trails from the Rabbit Hill Inn.

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Wild Truck Safari & Side x Side Extreme Off-road Adventures

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Wild and exhilarating! Two thrilling and unique off-road adventures to choose from (or do both!). You will capture beauty of the White Mountains in a whole new way – any time of year. Ride the 6 wheel drive military off-road Pinzqauer or take the wheel of your own Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000. Perhaps you’ll be brave enough to sign up for one of these “extreme off-road” adventures. Be assured, you are in good hands with a skilled guide team the entire time.

Wildlife, Bird, and Moose Watching

This is truly a birders’ paradise! You’ll see bald eagles, hawks, peregrine falcons, osprey, loon, blue heron, a variety of owls, woodpeckers and hundreds of others. The big guys are out there too – such as moose, black bear, whitetail deer and much more. Easy drives will take you to and through the Northern Connecticut River Watershed, White Mountains National Forest, the Northeast Kingdom’s famous “Moose Alley,” and several wildlife sanctuaries.


Here are just a few of our local hot spots:

  • Connecticut River (just a stroll from the inn)
  • Lake Willoughby / Mt Pisgah
  • Darling Hill / Kingdom Trails / Burke Mtn
  • Victory Basin
  • Franconia Notch State Park (watch video)

One of the best ways to explore the back country is with an experienced nature guide. Camera is mandatory!

  • Victory Hilton Guide Service (802) 633-4928, Barnet, VT – Don Easter will happily pick you up at the door of Rabbit Hill Inn
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Zip-Line Tour Adventure

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Alpine Adventures Zipline Tours are the biggest ziplines in New England.  With 21 zip-lines on 3 separate courses, you’ll cover almost 3 miles of exhilaration through and above the treetops at heights of up to 250′ above the wooded ground. Platforms are 25′ to 65′ high in the trees and the zip-lines are 100′ to 1600′ long with speed that can reach 75 mph.


Each Zipline tour includes an off-road truck ride to the top of the course in a 6 wheel Swiss Army Pinzgauer. Hands down, this is the best way to capture the views of the White Mountains. Take a look at this video!

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