Poultney, Vermont

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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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  • 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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  • Clemons, New York

    Hike to Black Mountain in Lake George, NY

    6.7 mi / 1046 ft gain
    Black Mountain is located on the Eastern side of Lake George and is the tallest mountain above Lake George. The trailhead is located on Pike Brook Road (off from Hulett's Rd, Route 6) in Clemons, NY. The parking area is about one mile up Pike Brook Road, on the right.This hike to Black Mountain i...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Glen Road, Vermont

    Hike the Lye Brook Falls Trail

    4.0
    4.7 mi / 938 ft gain
    The Lye Brook Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile hike through scenic trails just outside of Manchester Center, Vermont. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to go is during spring blooms or to see the fall colors. This hike is family friendly and fun for all ages. Dogs are allowed on this trail...
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  • Ticonderoga, New York

    Hike to Lost Pond

    3.9 mi / 260 ft gain
    From the parking area, follow the trail from the back of the parking area. Very quickly you will hike up to a trail register. The trail is mostly flat with a few inclines and is very well beaten. There are also yellow plastic trail markers to keep you on track. After 1.4 miles you'll reach the ju...
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  • Salisbury, Vermont

    Camp at Lake Dunmore

    The campground office for Branbury state park is on the opposite side of Route 53 from the pin on the map here, but the best campsites are where the pin is.  Start by going and talking to the rangers at the office, they are super friendly and very helpful for recommendations of hikes or things to...
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  • Hancock, Vermont

    Hike at Texas Falls Recreation Area

    5.0
    1 mi / 209 ft gain
    Directly across from the main parking area are the viewing access points of Texas Falls.  A footbridge crosses high above the flume and gorge, offering the best views.  Crossing the bridge, there are plenty of other great view points with wooden railings keeping you away from the steep drops.  ...
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  • Shaftsbury, Vermont

    Hike Around Lake Shaftsbury

    1.3 mi / 42 ft gain
    Lake Shaftsbury State Park is a small park in Southern Vermont between Bennington and Manchester. It is well-loved by locals as swimming spot in the summer, especially for families with kids.  Less well known is the nature trail that meanders around the perimeter of the lake. While only a mile in...
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  • 285 Salmon Hole Lane, Vermont

    Hike Hamilton Falls

    3.5
    6.8 mi / 889 ft gain
    The hike to Hamilton Falls is an enjoyable 6.8 miles roundtrip voyage through gorgeous forest scenery alongside a babbling brook. Be sure to visit the upper and lower falls! This trail is kid and dog friendly, so why not bring both?! If you are visiting the falls in the summer, bring a towel and ...
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Camping and Lodging in Poultney

Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday
Hubbardton, Vermont

Lake Bomoseen KOA Holiday

Killington Grand Hotel
Killington, Vermont

Killington Grand Hotel

From $500 / night

Hapgood Pond
Peru, Vermont

Hapgood Pond

Moosalamoo Campground
Salisbury, Vermont

Moosalamoo Campground

Winhall Brook
Londonderry, Vermont

Winhall Brook

Guides, Insights and Stories from Poultney

From NYC to the Slopes: A Weekend Ski Getaway

From NYC to the Slopes: A Weekend Ski Getaway

Sara Sheehy

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