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    Known for its verdant landscapes and incredible fall colors, Vermont also boasts incredible hiking and backpacking...as well as some of the best skiing on the East coast.

    Top Spots in and near Vermont

    • Duxbury, Vermont

      Camel's Hump Summit via Monroe Trail

      4.8
      6.22 mi / 2572 ft gain
      You'll begin your Monroe Trail hike at approximately 1500', parking in one of three designated gravel lots along Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury. This trail is 6.8 miles round trip, and gains approximately 2583' in elevation. It is located on the east side of the mountain. Much of your hike will ...
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    • Poultney, Vermont

      Camp on Mount St. Catherine

      5.0
      Looking for the best view in all of Poultney, Vermont? Look no further than Lake St. Catherine Mountain. Located within Deane's Nature Preserve, this fast and easy hike tops as one of the best views and camping spots for the little time and energy needed to reach the summit. Only 30-45 minutes fr...
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    • Stowe, Vermont

      Mt. Mansfield via the Long Trail

      5.0
      5.27 mi / 2743 ft gain
      There are several options to reach the summit of Mount Mansfield. The Toll Road (which, appropriately, has a toll to use it), the Laura Cowles trail, the Sunset Ridge trail, Haselton Trail, the Hellbrook Trail… The most popular trail from the east side of the mountain, however, is the section o...
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    • Huntington, Vermont

      Camel's Hump Summit via the Burrows Trail

      4.0
      4.4 mi / 2228 ft gain
      This adventure takes you up the Burrows Trail from the Huntington side of Camel's Hump. There are multiple trails to the summit, but this trail is the shortest. It is 2.4 miles to the summit with 2300' elevation gain. The trailhead is accessed from the aptly named Camel's Hump Road out of Huntin...
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    • Cambridge, Vermont

      Spruce Peak and Sterling Pond Loop

      5.0
      3.38 mi / 1204 ft gain
      If you're in New England during September or early October, a drive up north into Vermont is an absolute must for prime fall foliage. I-89 brings you through the state from I-93, and is in itself a beautifully scenic drive. Stowe, Vermont is a small ski resort town located just outside of Mt. Man...
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    • Hartford, Vermont

      Camp at Quechee State Park

      4.0
      Located on the Ottauquechee River, Quechee State Park offers camping options right beside one of Vermont's most famous gorges—Quechee Gorge. The steel bridge that passes over the 165 ft. gorge is just one of many spectacular views in this area. Quechee State Park is on Route 4 and easily accessi...
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    • Cambridge, Vermont

      Sterling Pond Trail

      5.0
      2.28 mi / 876 ft gain
      Sterling Pond trail begins across the street from a parking area on Route 108, about 3 miles south of Smugglers' Notch Resort. Keep in mind that the road is closed to vehicles once the snow falls, so if you want to hike this area in the winter, you'll have to park about 40 minutes away and hike ...
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    • Granville, Vermont

      Photograph Moss Glen Falls

      4.5
      While enjoying some of Vermont's most beautiful fall foliage along Route 100, be sure to stop and photograph Moss Glen Falls. Located approximately 3 miles outside of Granville, Vermont, Moss Glen can be found right along the roadside, making these falls easily accessible. There is a large parkin...
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    • Stowe, Vermont

      Hike to Bingham Falls

      4.0
      0.5 mi
      Hiking to Bingham Falls is rewarding for many reasons; people not only come to see the falls, but also to swim in the refreshing, icy cold swimming holes as well. The main falls are tucked away along the walls of a deep, rocky gorge that has been formed naturally over time. At the base of these ...
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    • Warren, Vermont

      Explore Warren Falls

      5.0
      0.25 mi
      Warren Falls is a popular local swimming hole just outside of Warren, VT on Route 100. You can access the falls by driving south on Route 100 from Warren (it's 3.5 miles south on the right hand side) or north from Granville on Route 100. The parking lot is clearly marked with a sign and ample par...
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    • Groton, Vermont

      Hike to Owl's Head Trail Overlook

      3.0
      3 mi / 200 ft gain
      Starting at 1746 ft of elevation, this easy 3 mile hike (RT) pays off with a dramatic view of Lake Groton, Kettle Pond and the Green Mountains of Vermont. The trail head begins in New Discovery Park, along the dirt road to Osmore Pond. There is room to pull off the dirt road and park near the t...
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    • Wolcott, Vermont

      Hike to Elmore Mountain Fire Tower

      4.0
      5.6 mi / 1485 ft gain
      If hiking in off season when the park is closed, begin from the lower parking lot or the "day use area". If hiking while the park is open you can drive to the upper parking lot (subtract about 1.4 miles from total distance)Beginning from the lower parking lot make you way through the gate and int...
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    • Mendon, Vermont

      Hike to Killington Peak

      5.0
      3.4 mi
      The trail head (Bucklin Trail) is found a couple of miles up Wheelerville Road on the left. Wheerlerville is a dirt road that will be muddy in the spring and summer. The drive is long enough that you will think you did something wrong, but you haven't! the trail head will eventually pop up.The tr...
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    • Dorset, Vermont

      Hike 'The Merck'

      4.0
      2.5 mi
      Of the 10 trails at The Merck, The Wildlife Trail is a great hike through the forest that offers you the best way to see wildlife, streams and tracks. You can do the whole hike as a loop in about 2-2 1/2 hours or shorten it up with some shortcuts if you just want a quick hike. Great for family ...
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    • Waterbury Center, Vermont

      Hike Mt. Hunger

      5.0
      4.2 mi / 2263 ft gain
      Mt Hunger stands at 3540 ft and face Vermont's tallest mountain, Mt Mansfield. At 45 min drive from Burlington, this is a challenging out and back hike.  The views it offers and the waterfalls you will find along the path, makes it a good alternative to the overcrowded trails of Mt Mansfield. Th...
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    • Wallingford, Vermont

      Hike the White Rocks Ice Beds Trail

      1.6 mi / 180 ft gain
      This 1.6 mile round trip hike starts from the Ice Beds parking lot in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.  The trailhead is close to the parking lot entrance, following the blue-blazed trail.  Be sure to read the signs, as the far trailhead is a hike to the cliffs, not the ice beds. Af...
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    Camping and Lodging in Vermont

    Quechee / Pine Valley KOA Holiday
    Hartford, Vermont

    Quechee / Pine Valley KOA Holiday

    Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday
    Hubbardton, Vermont

    Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday

    Killington Grand Hotel
    Killington, Vermont

    Killington Grand Hotel

    From $500 / night

    Winhall Brook
    Londonderry, Vermont

    Winhall Brook

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Vermont

    Visit the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Vermont

    Visit the Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Vermont

    Tara Schatz

    Explore the Mountains of Vermont on a Route 100 Road Trip

    Explore the Mountains of Vermont on a Route 100 Road Trip

    Tara Schatz

    Top 5 Adventures in Vermont

    Top 5 Adventures in Vermont

    The Outbound Collective

    Winter Camping Recipe: Fire Charred Eggplant Sabich

    Winter Camping Recipe: Fire Charred Eggplant Sabich

    Emily Hlaváč Green

    Life on the Long Trail: An Expedition through Vermont's Green Mountains

    Life on the Long Trail: An Expedition through Vermont's Green Mountains

    Aaron Ibey