Approaching The Inn at Mountain View Farm.
Burke Mountain Resort in the distance.
Beautiful, bare deciduous trees in winter always remind me of Sabra Field’s woodblock art.
My husband and I feel fortunate to spend our winter weekends, vacations and any other time we can steal on Darling Hill in East Burke, Vermont. The Kingdom Trails we love to mountain bike in summer and autumn are transformed with snow to a serene network of cross-country ski trails in winter.
We are very alpine-oriented and downhill skiing at the resort has always been our first order of business, leaving us little time for much else. However, with lean snow and the ski resort in upheaval – we are re-evaluating how we spend our time. This winter will see us taking better advantage of the trails just feet outside our door and growing our interest in nordic skills, fitness and a calmer, quieter and perhaps (this winter anyway) more satisfying way to play in the snow.
As with mountain biking, Kingdom Trails provides an excellent winter product and experience. The Nordic Adventure Center is now located across from the Wildflower Inn on Darling Hill Road and serves as the hub for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat biking trails.