Young Adventurers’ Club

Slow and playful exporation for budding hikers.

YAC provides an opportunity for families and their youngest hikers to get out and explore the woods at a comfortable, playful pace. The goal is to encourage and promote children’s enthusiasm for playing in Vermont’s outdoor spaces, and trips focus on families getting out and having fun, rather than going fast or far.

Our Carefully Curated List of Kid Friendly Hikes

At 10:30am a group of three adults and two children started down the Russell Greene trail inGeorgia, VT. It was a cold day and everyone was bundled tight, even if they didn’t want to be.The group decided to take the […]
Six adults and six children started this short hike at 10:15am. After weeks of on again, off againrain and temperate weather preventing a frozen ground, the trail was a continuous mud puddleinterrupted by boardwalks and the occasional higher ground. The […]
At 10:00am a group of three entered the 100 Acre Wood on an overcast day with a chill in theair. A muddy incline was conquered before finding the trail head where we veered right tobegin the 2.2 mile loop. The […]
Six adults and six children started this short hike at 10:15am. After weeks of on again, off againrain and temperate weather preventing a frozen ground, the trail was a continuous mud puddleinterrupted by boardwalks and the occasional higher ground. The […]
Since no young adventurers joined me, this was an adventure for one and turned into a trail run. In five miles and about an hour and half I covered all but the .2 mile trail to the beach. The Double […]
Ethan Allen Homestead
Our Young Adventurers Club explored Ethan Allen Homestead on Saturday (2/17), bundling up for a sunny trip around the icy, snowy trails. Many thanks to Winooski Valley Park District and educator and AmeriCorps member Juli Tyson for teaching us about […]
Despite threatening morning clouds, the weather cleared and our group loaded up with sunscreen to enjoy a cool, sunny hike at Isham Farm. From the pick-your-own berry patches inhabited by roaming chickens, we trekked up the hill and down to […]
A group of 8 took advantage of spectacular weather to paddle north from the Shelburne Bay boat ramp to the yacht club then turned around and headed up the LaPlatte to the Rt. 7 bridge and back. A great paddle, […]
Summer has finally arrived, and six families (including nine little ones from infant to eight-year-olds) got out to enjoy the beauty of Mills Riverside Park on a sunny and 70-degree morning with the Young Adventurer’s Club. First we raced to […]