Nordic Trail System
The Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center on Darling Hill will close on April 6th this year.
For the past nine years we are proud to offer year round recreational opportunities to locals and visitors alike. From December to April we maintain groomed skating and tracked classic Nordic trails, all situated on fantastic terrain in a beautiful setting. Our commitment to these trails has grown and we have invested resources into improving the trails themselves. On Darling Hill, said to be the “prettiest mile in Vermont” we maintain 15 kilometers of skating and classic trails that wind through field and forest. You can’t beat the vista from these trails, looking out at Willoughby Gap as you tour next to Historic barns, quaint inns and majestic Victorian houses. Trail difficulty ranges from beginner to intermediate. We groom these trails with a Tiddtech G2 groomer. Known for their great variety of terrain and loop alternatives, there exists a solid amount of trails for all levels.We have also purchased a variety of equipment to ensure we produce a quality experience for everyone. We also offer 30 kilometers of packed trails for snowshoeing & “Fatbikes”.
This year our rates are still very affordable and we will offer many family-oriented activities including hosting the Kingdom Nordic Club’s Bill Koch Instructional League. A Year Round Membership is $75 for an individual. $150 for a family. Day passes are $7 for youth 8-15 and $15 for adults 16-69. 7 & under and over 70 are Free.
Meander through Bog Meadow, cruise on Bemis, or fly around Burkelyn Loop; all situated on picturesque Darling Hill close to Lyndonville & East Burke. This is also the home training grounds for Burke Mountain Academy, Lyndon Institute, and St. Johnsbury Academy Nordic Ski Teams. These trails are maintained by our experienced trail crew, CJ Scott, Keenan Chenail and David Dwyer, who groom these trails primarily with a Tiddtech G2 Groomer, a Yellowstone roller/compactor and a 2 Yamaha 4- stroke ProVK snowmobiles. We roll both our systems to ensure a quality base that will last through the season. This year we have several newly designed trails and bridges. We offer programs and events throughout the winter. Our quaint Nordic Center is located across the street from the Wildflower Inn and all of our winter programming happens here. There is also a sledding hill and family ice rink located on site.
The Nordic Center is located on Darling Hill Road directly across the street from the Wildflower Inn ( in the Granary Building)