Underhill is uniquely situated on the "rock rib" of Vermont (the Green Mountain Range), and the town boundary includes the undeveloped western slope of Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in Vermont.
From the time the earliest settlers arrived in the spring of 1786, the settlement grew out along the valleys and along rivers and streams. One area is called The Flats while the eastern portion parallel to Mt. Mansfield is called Underhill Center. These two areas are almost like separate towns due to the geographical constraints of mountains, hills, and water.
In 2000, 50% of recent residents came from elsewhere in Chittenden County, 10% from elsewhere in Vermont, 40% from another state, and 1% from outside the US.
Underhill State Park
- An extensive campground with lean-tos, tent sites, laundry, and hot showers;
- A network of trails, including a part of the Long Trail;
- Overnight shelters/camping facilities located on the Long Trail;
- Twin Brooks Tenting Area on the Long Trail.
Proctor Maple Research Farm
Proctor Maple Research Farm, a satellite laboratory of UVM near the State Park is open to the public for walking and skiing.
Mills Riverside Park
The Mills Riverside Park in Jericho and Underhill is open from dawn to dusk. Its fields provide space for outdoor sporting and other events, while the forest provides walking, hiking, and ski trails.
The Pleasant Valley corridor is popular with cyclists and tourists, especially during foliage season. Several guidebooks present the loop Pleasant Valley's Route 15 as a bicycle tour.
Underhill Tennis Courts and Swimming Pool
Underhill maintains a recreation area at the corner of Stevensville and Pleasant Valley Roads. There is a swimming pond, there are two tennis courts and picnic facilities, all managed by the town's Recreation Committee. A lifeguard is hired for the summer and swimming lessons are provided for young children. When possible, the pond is used for skating.
Streams with unlimited access for fishing.