Appalachian Trail

In Vermont, the Appalachian Trail coincides with the Long Trail from the Massachusetts border to Maine Junction at Willard Gap just north of U.S. 4, and then swings east to cross the Connecticut River near Hanover, New Hampshire, a distance of 149.8 miles. The GMC maintains the AT from the Massachusetts border to Vt. 12. to Norwich. For more information about the Appalachian Trail, contact the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Just like the Long Trail, the Vermont Appalachian Trail has shelters that can be used by hikers. Winturri Shelter, Stony Brook Shelter, Thistle Hill Shelter, and Happy Hill Shelter are all available on a first come, first serve basis for hikers to spend the night.Vermont’s mountains aren’t called the Green Mountains for nothing! This section of the A.T. is characterized by dense and verdant forests. The 45 miles of A.T. at the east end of the state are lower elevation, but offer great autumn foliage and a chance to get away from the crowds.

Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Mendon, Killington

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A statewide, water-focused, nonprofit land trust supported by people, like you, who believe that the protection of exceptional shore land is essential to the quality of life in Vermont. With your help, we can continue to protect popular swimming holes, breathtaking gorges, magnificent waterfalls, fishing and boating accesses, paddlers’ trails, wildlife corridors, watersheds and so much more. We also seek to improve Vermont communities’ flood resiliency by actively exploring new conservation approaches that convert flood-threatened private property to public open space for recreation and public access. Since 1995 financial and volunteer support have enabled us to work in cooperation with landowners to conserve 78 important sites throughout Vermont. With you as a partner, we can do even more. By contributing or volunteering, you can help us assure that Vermont will have the quality of life that we all have come to enjoy and expect. HTTP://WWW.VERMONTRIVERCONSERVANCY.ORG


Just 10 minutes from Vermont Cottage on Lake Amherst- Plymouth, Vermont

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Buttermilk Falls " Vermont River Conservancy
Name of Project: Buttermilk Falls Location: Ludlow, VT River: Branch Brook Type of Project: Swimming Hole and Waterfall Public Access: Yes Date Completed: 2001 Size: 7 Acres Water Frontage: 2,500′ Landowner: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation Funding Partners: Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, Individual Donors Property Description: A series of waterfalls and popular swimming holes on the Branch Brook, listed in the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources inventory of significant waterfalls, cascades, gorges and swimming holes.


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Posted in Vermont May 26, 2019 by Sophia of OnlyInYourState

This Vermont Park Has An Enchanting Boardwalk That You’ll Want To Explore

Hiking is fun and all, but sometimes it’s nice to explore a gorgeous natural spot without negotiating slippery slopes and crumbling paths. For those days when you just want to get out into nature without too much effort, head to this stunning boardwalk park in Vermont.


From the intersection of Vermont Route 100 & Route 4 in Killington, drive 2 miles east to an intersection with River Road on the left. From here drive 1.5 miles to a wheelchair accessible parking lot on the left.

From the intersection of Vermont Route 100 & Route 4 in Killington, drive 2.3 miles north on Vermont Route 100 to an intersection with River Road on the right. From here drive 2.5 miles to a wheelchair accessible parking lot on the right.

Address: 2295 River Road, Killington, VT, 05751


Woodstock has a vast network of walking and hiking trails in a small area — trails and sidewalks that connect Mount Tom, Mount Peg, and other conserved lands within the heart of Woodstock Village.

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Vermont Hiking Trails Around Woodstock, VT | Outdoor Recreation, Hiking, Backpacking, Parks
Vermont Hiking Trails around Woodstock. Outdoor recreation, hiking, backpacking, parks.


You’ll Never Stop Exploring Along This One Easy Trail In Vermont by Kristin Grimes OnlyInYourState

The town of Woodstock is well known for it’s unique shops, fabulous restaurants and charming architecture. We’ve written articles like this one which describes the many things to do and see on your trip to this quintessential town, but one thing that should absolutely be on your list is a hike on Mt. Tom. The Fulkner Trail in VT is an easy hike that gives you some great exercise and brings you to to a view from above that will show you Woodstock like never before. Let’s take a look at what you’ll see along the way and be sure to take note of the directions at the end as the trailhead can be tricky to find!

Finding the Faulkner Trail might be the trickiest part of this hike. To get to the trailhead from the center green of Woodstock, find the covered bridge and drive across it. At the first intersection go straight on the Mountain Road which hooks to the left. Travel about 1/8 mile and there is a park on the right and you can park on the street. Follow the black top paths to the rear and you’ll see the path ascending the hillside. Once you find the trailhead, the path is well marked.

Enjoy your trip to the Faulkner Trail in VT during your visit to the charming and quintessential town of Woodstock!

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Coolidge State Forest Summer Recreation - Trail Finder
Elevations in Coolidge range between 1,900 and 4,235 feet and include a "high peaks" area including Killington Peak (4235') Little Killington Peak (3939')


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Vermont State Parks - Camp Plymouth
In 1925, a girls' summer camp was established here and operated for two years. In 1927, the property was purchased by the Boy Scouts of America and turned into Camp Plymouth, for which the park is named. At its height, the scout camp included camping sites for 10 troops, a trading post, archery range, rifle range, water front, and ceremonial camp fire area.

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Vermont State Parks - Coolidge
A trip to Coolidge State Park is a trip back in time; the park remains essentially the way it was when it was first created in the 1930s. Known for its rustic feel, hillside campsites that give way to dramatic mountain views, and authentic character, Coolidge State Park is the developed recreation centerpiece of the 21,500 acre Calvin Coolidge State Forest, the largest state-owned land holding in central Vermont.


Find the trailhead for Deer Leap Overlook at 139 US-4, Killington, VT 05751.
For a trail map and directions, copy this:

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Posted in Vermont April 09, 2019 by Natalie Clunan of OnlyInYourState

The Magnificent Overlook In Vermont That’s Worthy Of A Little Adventure

Vermont is world famous for its breathtaking mountaintop views. Some are easier to get to than others. But if you aren’t afraid of a little extra effort (and if you’re a Vermont native, we know you’re not), the hike to Deer Leap Overlook will take you to new heights. The sheer beauty visible from this boulder perch is worthy of a little adventure.

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Healdville Trail. Okemo hiking trail- Head south on Route 100 towards Ludlow. AT the junction of 103 turn right heading to Rutland. About 3 miles up on your left you will see Wright Brothers Construction on the left. Turn left onto Station Road and keep driving until you go past the RR tracks. You will see a parking area for Healdville Trail.

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There is the "Willow Walk" behind the cottage which is a flat grassy meandering trail path. I marked the trees with orange tape to follow. Go out to the back lawn and as you are facing the volleyball court, the path is to your right. You will see a well-worn path there. That is where it starts. I'm older and I love it. There is a little sign that says, “Path to the Pond” to get you started.

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