Manchester, Vermont

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Manchester

  • 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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  • Appalachian Trail, Vermont

    Hike to Thundering Brook Falls

    4.5
    0.4 mi / 29 ft gain
    The hike to Thundering Brook Falls is kid friendly and fun for the whole family. At only .4 miles roundtrip, this is an excellent quick workout. Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is hiked year-round but is best used in the spring, summer, or during fall colors. 
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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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  • 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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  • Hadley, New York

    Hike the Adirondack's Hadley Mountain

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 1545 ft gain
    Hadley Mountain historically has faced its share of forest fires. The fires left thin soil, leading to more exposed rock on this fairly quick, scenic hike. Due to the rockiness, when you're thinking about heading out for this hike, be sure to grab a sturdy pair of hiking boots or at least your st...
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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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  • Schenectady, New York

    Hike the Lisha Kill Preserve Loop

    5.0
    2.3 mi / 324 ft gain
    This 2.3 mile loop trail is lightly trafficked and great for all skill levels. Starting out the trail register, you will see signs from The Nature Conservancy which manages the preserve. Descending down a hill with lots of exposed tree roots, you will then cross over the meandering Lisha Kill and...
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