As the snow melts away and the flowers start to bloom, springtime in Vermont is a beautiful season to explore the outdoors. We love all types of outdoor adventure during the seasons, and we are so excited for a new season to get outside. Whether you're an avid hiker or a casual nature lover, there are plenty of spring outdoor activities in Vermont to enjoy. From mountain biking to birdwatching to gardening, here are some ways to stay happy and healthy through the spring while also taking care of your physical health and wellness.
Hiking and Walking
Hiking and walking are both great ways to enjoy the beauty of Vermont's mountains, forests, and parks. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner, there are plenty of trails to explore. You can choose from a variety of difficulty levels, from easy walks to challenging hikes. There are many hikes that are in a variety of areas and you can use the application AllTrails to find the right fit for you! Some of the best hiking trails in Vermont include the Long Trail, Mount Mansfield, and Camel's Hump. These trails offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests.Hiking and walking are excellent forms of exercise that can help improve your cardiovascular health, increase your endurance, and strengthen your muscles.
Biking and Cycling
Springtime is also a great time to get your bike out and explore the scenic roads and trails of Vermont. Whether you prefer road biking or mountain biking, there are plenty of options to choose from. With its rolling hills, rocky terrain, and expansive forests, Vermont offers an endless array of trails and paths for mountain biking enthusiasts of all levels. As you finish up the ski season, it's essential to transition your body for mountain biking. Skiing and mountain biking involve different muscles, and it's crucial to gradually build up strength and endurance. Before hitting the trails, you can start with some cross-training exercises that focus on building core strength, balance, and stability. Squats, lunges, and calf raises are all great exercises to help build leg strength for mountain biking. Mountain biking in the spring is a fantastic way to stay active and enjoy the great outdoors after ski season. Vermont offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the country, with stunning scenery and trails that cater to all skill levels.
Vermont is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and streams that offer excellent fishing opportunities. Some of the most popular fishing spots in Vermont include Lake Champlain, the Battenkill River, and the Connecticut River. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just starting, fishing is a relaxing and enjoyable activity that can be done alone or with friends and family.
Canoeing and Kayaking
Vermont's waterways are perfect for exploring by canoe or kayak. Some of the best places to paddle in Vermont include Lake Champlain, Lake Willoughby, the Connecticut River, and the Missisquoi River. Canoeing and
kayaking offer a unique perspective on Vermont's natural beauty and provide a peaceful and serene outdoor experience.
Rock-climbing indoors is a way to stay active through the winter to train many of the upper-body muscles, core, and stabilizers, but as we move into spring and summer , there are many outdoor rock climbing destinations that you can explore (Safely! Obviously!)
Vermont's mountains and rock formations offer excellent opportunities for rock climbing. Some of the best rock climbing destinations in Vermont include Smugglers Notch, Bolton Valley, and Deer Leap. Rock climbing is a challenging and rewarding activity that requires physical and mental strength and can be a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Other spring activities that aren’t mentioned here, but are a way to get outside in the fresh air are to enjoy gardening or doing spring cleaning in the yard. If that be gardening to plant flowers, herbs, vegetables, or fruit, it is a great activity to do by yourself or with your family! Vermont weather allows for a variety of produce to grow, and it is so important to eat seasonally, especially in a place like Vermont.
In addition to these outdoor activities, it's important to take care of your physical health and wellness by staying hydrated, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and getting enough rest and sleep. If you're recovering from an injury or looking to improve your physical performance, remember that Snowbeast Performance is here to help you achieve your goals. With our expert care and personalized treatment plans, we can help you stay healthy and active through the spring and beyond! Happy Spring!