Discover the least traveled paths of Vermont’s scenic Manchester Valley
Would you like to get off the beaten track in the Manchester area?
Would you like to experience the beautiful scenery of Vermont by foot?
Would you like to connect with nature in a meaningful way?
Would you like to become healthier by walking?
Welcome to Walkalong! We are located in the beautiful area of Manchester, Vermont. We love to walk and hike! We started Walkalong VT so we could share this love of walking with you through our individualized walking and hiking tours. Join us for a guided half day stroll or a full day guided outing. All you need is your feet! You will see the scenic Vermont woods, mountains, lakes, streams and all they have to offer. Arrangements can be made for a picnic lunch if desired. We have a wide array of trips available based on what you are interested in seeing and doing. Our guide is an experienced northeast hiker and has been exploring and finding routes in southern Vermont for years.
Give a call or send an email to discuss the type and level of hike that would best fit your schedule and interest!
Walk Your Way to Health
In addition to being the best way to experience Vermont, walking is an incredible way to improve your health. According to Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen, here are the top ten benefits of walking:
- Lowers blood pressure and reduces heart disease risk
- Age-reducing effects
- Reduces chance of diabetes
- Makes it easier to quit smoking
- Weight Loss
- Nourishes the brain
- Reduces stress
- Increases your energy and helps you sleep
- Boosts your immune system
- Walking has the highest compliance rate of any exercise
Some of Walkalong’s Favorite Quotes
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish.
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
-Henry David Thoreau
We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.
The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.
How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky? Anyone knows they are. How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute? No, you cannot explain. So you walk.
-Author unknown, from New York Times editorial, “The Walk,” 25 October 1967
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.
-Henry David Thoreau