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On Land

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The beauty and versatility of the East Burke area is credited to so much more than just what is available to mountain bikers.

Take the toll road up to the summit and experience scenic hiking trails and breathtaking views of Willoughby Gap and the surrounding area. Head out to Lake Willoughby for some of the most beautiful hiking in all of Vermont. Or you can leave from the mountain for Victory or Darling State Forests. Miles of unmarked trails are there to be explored, and primitive camping is welcome. Too natural? The Burke Mountain Campground has lean-tos, tent sites, and RV space available. 

If you're looking for a different view, join the hang-glider and paraglider pilots launching off the mountain from Upper Warren’s Way. Take a seat on the Sherburne Express chairlift for a breathtaking ride up to Mid Burke. Or learn to climb rocks, ice, or mountains. If that’s too high, take a scenic ride through the forests of the Northeast Kingdom on horseback - called the “quintessential Vermont experience” by Trail Rider Magazine. But what else would you expect from the NEK?

Looking to golf? Check out the Jay Peak Championship Golf Course, hailed as the best public course in the state of Vermont, less than an hour away from Burke. You may not have time to play all the area championship courses, partly because we have plenty and partly because this is mountain golf. You go into the woods here, you're in the woods - if you hear something big rumbling around, just take the drop.  

For more on land adventures, visit the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA).

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