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Explore Vermont

Meet Our Adventure Guide

Meet our Adventure Guide, Mike Lanning! As an avid outdoor adventurist and Burlington local, Mike is here to connect you with the best outdoor adventures our city and the surrounding areas have to offer. Let’s explore the Green Mountain State!

About Mike

Mike is a hiker, biker, and nature-lover. He has traversed more than 3,000 miles of terrain on the East Coast including a 2,190 mile thru hike on the Appalachian Trail as well as 200+ miles on the Long Trail. Next on his adventure to-do list: conquering the Pacific Crest Trail and hiking all the high peaks in the White Mountains and Adirondacks.

Mike knows the local bike paths and bike routes like the back of his hand! As a runner and cycling enthusiast himself, he can help guide you in planning a biking adventure that suits your level of experience and includes our favorite local spots you won’t want to miss.

From nature walks to the tallest peak of Mount Mansfield, he’ll help you find the right trail with our stellar Vermont views. Get out there, and get up there.

Our friends at local sailing center and paddle board shop are always ready to assist you in planning the perfect water sport adventure. Let Mike know if you have a specific excursion in mind, and he’ll be happy to connect you.

Whether it’s in the mountains, on our beautiful bike path overlooking Lake Champlain, or an excursion out on the water itself, Mike is here to help you get the most out of your time in Burlington.

Questions? Looking to explore an adventure we didn’t mention? Let’s talk. We’ll come up with a plan to make sure you’re exploring Vermont like a local.

Stop by the Activities Hut, located behind the hotel near the Brick terrace, full of complimentary games and supplies to accompany you on your adventures. Mike will be there on weekends throughout the summer from 8 am – 3 pm. Let’s have some fun!

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