A unique way to explore the region is atop an Icelandic pony. The Vermont Icelandic Horse Farm (tel. 802/496-7141; www.icelandichorses.com), on North Fayston Road in Waitsfield (turn west off Rte. 100 near the airport), specializes in tours on these small, sturdy horses. Full- and half-day rides are available daily, but to really appreciate both the countryside and the horses, sign up for a multiday trek, ranging from 1 to 5 nights and including lodging at area inns, all meals, your mount, and a guide to lead you through the lush hills around Waitsfield and Warren. In winter, try skijoring, best described as like water-skiing behind a horse. Call the farm for latest pricing information or to make reservations.

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