Bristol, Vermont

Top Spots in and near Bristol

  • Lake Placid, New York

    Great Range Traverse

    20.15 mi / 6680 ft gain
    The Summits: Mt. Marcy, Mt. Haystack, Little Haystack, Basin, Saddleback, Gothics, Armstrong, Upper Wolf Jaw, Lower Wolf Jaw, Hedgehog and Roostercomb. Total distance is around 25 Miles and an elevation change of over 17,600 feet (gain and loss). You will need to carry enough water for the day as...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike to Street and Nye Mountains

    4.0
    8.4 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Street Mountain is number 31 at 4,166’ and Nye Mountain is number 45 at 3,895’ on the list of 46ers. The trails to both peaks are not maintained making these “trailless peaks”, but there is a pretty defined herd path and cairns, making it fairly easy to follow.Parking is at the Adirondack High P...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Mount Jo

    4.8
    This short hike offers exceptional views, perfect for late night sunsets and early morning sunrises. Take a lunch date to the summit and enjoy overlooking Heart Lake and New York's highest peak, Mt. Marcy. The trail to Mt. Jo trailhead is located at the enterance station near the parking lot at t...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike Mount Marcy

    4.7
    13.94 mi / 3383 ft gain
    The hike does offer several different terrains and an elevation gain of 3170 feet, which can make you feel like it's going to be a long day. There are four routes for summiting Mount Marcy. This is the most popular route and leaves from the Adirondack Loj. Once you hit the trail, you will head up...
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  • Woodstock, Vermont

    The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail

    4.38 mi / 751 ft gain
    The Pogue and Mount Tom Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Woodstock, Vermont.
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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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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Paddle Lake Placid

    Paddleboarding on Lake Placid is definitely and activity to add to your list when up in the Adirondacks during spring or summer. Surrounded by mountains, there are multiple coves you can explore around the lake. There is no set route to follow but circling Buck Island or exploring Paradox Bay are...
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  • Fort Ann, New York

    Hike Shelving Rock Mountain

    3.4 mi / 650 ft gain
    The trailhead for Shelving Rock Mountain has enough room for about five cars but additional parking can be found on the road leading to it. Be sure to sign the log book and begin the hike by passing around the "stop" car barrier.The trail starts off following a small stream (on your right) but yo...
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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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  • Fort Ann, New York

    Hike to Shelving Rock Falls

    1 mi / 50 ft gain
    The hike to beautiful Shelving Rock Falls is only a half mile and well worth the side trip if visiting the east side of Lake George.  Shelving Rock Road, the road to the parking area, is long, winding, and unpaved, but maintained pretty well and passable in a sedan. You'll want to take the road a...
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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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  • Bolton, New York

    Hike Cat & Thomas Mountains Preserve

    5.0
    5.8 mi
    There are a few ways to approach these two peaks. We chose to do a traverse using two vehicles.Starting at Edgecomb Pond Rd you will park along the road. There will be a sign and yellow discs directing you to the start of the trail. The first 0.4 miles is following a dirt road. You will then ...
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  • Lake Placid, New York

    Hike to McKenzie and Haystack Mountains

    12.4 mi / 4100 ft gain
    McKenzie Mountain stands at 3,861 feet and is one of the highest 100 in the Adirondacks. Haystack Mountain stands at 2,874 feet. Both are part of the Saranac 6ers Challenge.The trailhead for this route to McKenzie and Haystack is located on route 86 in Ray Brook, there is a nice parking area off ...
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