Hiking And Getting Healthy With Appalachian Trail Adventures

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Green Mountain Outlook Rutland, Vt. July 20, 2011

Hiking And Getting Healthy With Appalachian Trail Adventures

KILLINGTON, Vt.-Specializing in hiking, health and physical wellness, Appalachian Trail Adventures(ATA)offers daily guided hikes throughout the Green Mountains for all levels including novice, intermediate and advanced hikers.

Courtesy Photo-Hikers enjoying the scenery at Beldon Falls in Middlebury, Vt.

Located at the scenic Summit Lodge in in Killington, ATA has chosen the best trials throughout the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail which offer the most scenic mountain vistas, waterfalls, lakes and historical features.

ATA's "day programs" providedaily, customized private or group guided hikes, kayaking and caving, mostly throughout the vast Green Mountain National Forest. ATA also offers an "all inclusive vacation" package includes customized hiking and kayaking excursions in a small group setting while exploring the beautiful Vermont terrain.

A variety of other vacationpackages include hiking and yoga, hiking and spa, hiking and tennis, healthful living and kayaking. All of ATA's packages include an air conditioned room with three daily spa meals, snacks and a guided novice. Guests may alsocombine any vacation package with a number of a la carte activities, including yoga, water aerobics, daily massages, tennis lessons and cooking demonstrations.

"ATA's Healthful Living Program does not encompass fad diets but rather old-fashioned hard work and correctly sized portions of well balanced healthy spa cuisine," ATA owner John Keough said. "Our goal is to set you on a path in order to make healthy life changes once you return home.

"We emphasize weight loss fundamentals that consider your intake of calories, your daily needs for physical workouts and long term benefits. Believe weight loss is about making the right choices."

"The Healthful Living Programs are a perfect way to kick-start a new lifestyle. They will provide waysto make real changes in your life and help you abandon bad habits. Our programs provides education, which will put you on the path to weight loss, enhance your muscle mass and reduce stress."

There are also off-property a la carte activities including horseback riding, fishing, rock climbing,in which ATA will put the client in touch with other area guide companies they work with. They also offer post hike visits to several scenic Vermont villages such as Woodstock, Weston, Manchester, Quechee, Middlebury and Stowe.

When visiting these historictowns and villages, stops at artisan destinations include the New England Maple Museum, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, the Quechee Gorge Village, Simon Pearce Glass Blowing, the Vermont Country Store, the Vermont Marble Museum and the Cabot Cheese Store.

To learn more about Appalachian Adventures and the many hiking and healthy programs they offer, call 888-855-8655 or visit their Web site at www.appalachiantrailadventures.com.