At Your Door
Our Corner of Vermont
The Northeast Kingdom is known far and wide as a mecca for outdoor recreation activities… and it all starts right here on our campus. Facilities for the active set include:
- High and low ropes course
- The Gravity Well, our indoor climbing center
- 6,000-square-foot skatepark
- 18-hole disc golf with concrete tee boxes
- Fountain Mountain ice climbing
- Student-designed terrain park for skiers and riders on President’s Hill
The Lyndon State Adventure Program (LSAP)
Jamie Struck is the College’s full-time adventure coordinator—a position you’re not likely to find at many colleges! The LSAP is responsible for managing all these great on-campus adventure facilities, hosting day activities around the area, and leading overnight excursions further afield on weekends and breaks.
The Sweet Spots…
What can you do within minutes of the LSC campus? Have a hankerin’ to go bike riding? You’re 10 minutes from the best mountain bike riding in the COUNTRY: Kingdom Trails. Designed and developed by LSC grads, naturally, and now with lift-serviced terrain on Burke Mountain.
Need to scratch a vertical itch? Harness up, grab some friends, and head out to Wheeler Mountain for some of the best hidden gem rock climbing. Also home to a great short hike for the less vertically inclined.
Start the morning paddling Lake Willoughby—considered by many to be Vermont’s most beautiful lake. If you’re feeling a little sporty paddle the Passumpsic River as it winds through Lyndonville, just down the hill. Feeling sportier? Want to get your white water on? Launch your boat in the Moose River and ride through some excellent drops outside of Saint Johnsbury right after a rain storm or in early Spring.
Wintertime? Excellent! Burke Mountain keeps staring us down from across the valley. That means 2,000 vertical feet of great skiing and riding just 10 minutes away. More excitement can be found on the cliffs of Mount Pisgah where world-renowned ice climbing can be had. Back country skiing abounds in the hills around campus as do XC ski trails, snowshoe trails, and miles and miles of snowmobile trails.
All this no more than 30 minutes from your front step. If it can be done and it’s outdoor fun, there’s a good chance you’ll find it in our backyard.
Jamie Struck, Adventure Programs Coordinator