Bristol, Vermont

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Top Chillin Spots in and near Bristol

  • Bristol, Vermont

    Bartlett Falls

    5.0
    The 14 foot falls plunge into a deep pool, perfect for cliff jumping. There is even a shallow end for younger children. Always take caution when cliff jumping. Make sure your path is clear of rocks.  Direction: Turn east on Lincoln Gap Road from Rt. 116 a mile north of Bristol. The falls are vis...
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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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  • 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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  • New Russia, New York

    Explore Split Rock Falls

    5.0
    The the easiest and the fastest access of any New York waterfalls Split Rock Falls, is within 10 feet of the parking lot and as soon as you open the car door you hear the water gushing down the Boquet River. The clear, cold waters of Split Rock Falls cascade through groves of hemlock and spruce, ...
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  • Castleton, Vermont

    Hike around Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park

    Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is a unique collection of hiking trails and walking paths that meander more than 204 acres of fields, forests, gorges, cliffs, and gardens. The best way to explore these enchanting trails is to pack a picnic and lace up your hiking boots for a full-day ramble. ...
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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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  • 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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  • Keene Valley, New York

    Hike Rooster Comb Mountain

    5.2 mi / 1795 ft gain
    Take in two unique views of the Adirondacks on one hike. Rooster Comb offers a great 5.2 mile round trip hike that gives you some unique vantage points. Starting from the parking lot you cross over a nice wooden bridge to the trail registry. Remember to sign in. Next you'll come up on a pond in w...
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  • Jay, New York

    Jay Covered Bridge

    Originally erected in 1857, it was restored to its original state in 2006. The only bridge traffic allowed is pedestrian and bicycle. The bridge resides over the east branch of the Ausable River. It is currently listed on the State Register of Historic Places. In the warmer months, the covered...
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  • Keene, New York

    Explore the Cascade Lakes, NY

    4.0
    Just off Route 73, in between Lake Placid and Keene, in the gorgeous Adirondack Mountains sits two of the most beautiful lakes and get this...you can park RIGHT on the bank, open the hatch and chill. Don't pass this one up.There is a little gravel road right off the highway that leads to the midd...
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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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  • Wilmington, New York

    Hike Cobble Lookout in the Wilmington Wild Forest

    4.7
    2.6 mi / 240 ft gain
    Park at the trailhead located on County Route 18A just after the split from Whiteface Veteran's Memorial Highway in Wilmington, NY. There is a small parking lot for 4-5 cars and a pull off just ahead for another 3-4 cars. The trail begins at the back of the parking area. Following the contour of ...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Phelps and Tabletop Peaks

    12.6 mi / 3300 ft gain
    The Adirondack Loj is a BEAUTIFUL place to go to, even if you do not plan on hiking. Located just ten minutes outside of the famous Lake Placid, you do not want to miss visiting this alluring Loj in the woods.Starting from Lot number 1 from the Adk Loj, begin hiking the 2.1 miles to Marcy Dam. Th...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Up Cobble Hill

    5.0
    Looking for a great family hike up in the Adirondacks? Take a look into Cobble Hill right off of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid. This is a perfect hike for those with younger kids and want to expose them to hiking.Cobble Hill has a little bit of everything all packed into the short distance. The tr...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Ice Skate Mirror Lake

    Looking for ice skating a bit more off the beaten path? Try Mirror Lake! Open 24/7! The best place to start is at the south end of the lake where you can also find a nearby shop to rent skates if you don't have them. If you do not feel like going on the 2 mile loop around the lake, you can stick ...
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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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