Hike & Bike


Every weekend, anyone in the Chinese School is welcome to join a group outing to a local hiking spot, and chat in Chinese as you go along the trail!
Popular destinations:
Camel’s Hump
Falls of Lana
Moosalamoo Trails
Skylight Pond
Snake Mountain
Trail Around Middlebury

Dress for the weather, and appropriate footwear (sneakers or boots, not sandals) required.
Van transportation will be available with limited spaces available, and all conversation will be in Chinese!
Schedule and destination will be provide in our announcements and newsletter during the session.

Search for your own trails:


When you are ready to get off campus, there are many wonderful rides for road and off-road biking. Check out the following maps and resources:

Middlebury area and Vermont road rides:

TAM mountain bike trails:

Bike rentals:


Please keep this safety information in mind while exploring the campus and greater Middlebury community.

Walking, Jogging, or Biking
Help automobile drivers see you when you are on the road:

  • Wear bright or reflective clothing when you are out walking, jogging, or biking, and obey the rules of the road.
  • Pedestrians should walk or run on the left side of the roadway facing the direction of oncoming traffic.
  • Cycles, scooters, skateboards must ride on along the edge of the right side of the roadway. When riding in traffic, you must conform to auto rules.
  • Bicycles must have a white light on the front visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and red light or reflector on the back. (Vermont law.)

Railroad Safety
Middlebury College urges all members of our community to exercise caution when approaching or walking along the tracks as passenger trains are significantly faster and quieter than freight trains. Please observe the following safety tips:

  • Stay alert. Refrain from texting, listening to music, or other distractions that may prevent you from hearing an approaching train.
  • If you see a train coming, wait.
  • Wait to cross until you can clearly see in both directions.
  • Always expect a train. As mentioned above, passenger trains are much quieter than freight trains.
  • Bikers should walk their bikes across the tracks. Narrow wheels can get caught between rails, and wet tracks can be slippery.

Rules of the Road resources: