One place you can immerse yourself in Vermont’s autumn color is
at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden. Located about
70 miles from Burlington, the Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers
trail rides looping through the lush Green Mountain National
Forest to a vantage point perched high on a mountain top.
“The views, especially at fall foliage time, are spectacular,” says
Randie Schoenberg, spokesperson for Mountain Top Inn & Resort.
“Riders are literally enveloped as they pass through.”
The 350-acre resort itself sits on the top of a mountain, with sweeping views of
the surrounding range and valley, which includes a 740-acre lake.
Besides riding through the woods, visitors to the resort have access to a full-
service equestrian center, which boasts two outdoor riding rings, a cross-country
jumping course, children’s horsemanship camps, lessons, clinics and fox hunting.
Both English and western riding are offered, with rides for beginner through
“The trails and meadows offer opportunities for trotting and cantering,” says
Schoenberg. “Lessons and clinics are offered for all levels, and include jumping and
Guests can bring their own horse for the day or for overnight boarding, or ride
one of the 30 owned by the resort. These are mostly Quarter Horses, with some
Thoroughbreds and draft crosses.
sits on top of a
borders a 740-