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Townshend, Vermont

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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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  • 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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  • Woodford, Vermont

    Woodford State Park Loop

    2.41 mi / 203 ft gain
    A great loop for the summer, Woodford is also amazing when winter winter comes to the State Park. It also comes earlier than just about anywhere else in Southern Vermont. At 2,400 feet above sea level, this is an easy spot to find winter without spending a fortune at the local ski resorts. Woodfo...
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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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  • 368 Weathersfield Trail, Vermont

    Hike Mount Ascutney

    3.0
    5.2 mi / 2326 ft gain
    This route to the top of Mount Ascutney is completed via the Weathersfield Trail. This trail goes past gorgeous Cascade Falls - often frozen in the winter months. There is a great spot to eat lunch at the top of Mount Ascutney to the side of the hang glider landing. While the summit itself does n...
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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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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Summit Mt. Monadnock via Marlboro Trail

    5.0
    4 mi / 2300 ft gain
    Start at the Marlboro Trailhead (you can enter this in Google maps) off Shaker Road. There's parking and porta-potty bathrooms. The trail is well-marked with white dashes/M marks all the way up. Once on trail, the initial 800 ft climb is through forested terrain with a few brooks and streams alon...
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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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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Hike MT Monadnock via White Arrow Trail

    4.3 mi / 1485 ft gain
    Arriving at the Old Toll Road/Halfway House Trail head you will have $5 entrance fee. Starting on the Old Toll road you'll find yourself walking on a gradual incline into the beautiful New Hampshire wilderness. Everything you see and smell is fresh and vibrant. Following the road for 1.1 miles yo...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Summit of Mount Monadnock

    4.4
    4.5 mi / 1876 ft gain
    Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. Mount Monadnock is criss-crossed by many miles of well-maintained hiking trails. The popular White Dot Trail (2.2 miles) is the shortest but steepest ascent to summit, accessible from the Monadnock State Park headquarter...
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  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Hike the White Dot-White Cross Loop at Mount Monadnock

    4.5
    4.2 mi / 1771 ft gain
    The White Dot trail is the shortest, steepest ascent to the summit, while White Cross has a slightly easier grade down with very little difference in distance.  Therefore, per the park's rangers, the best way to conquer this loop is White Dot up, White Cross down.The White Dot Trail begins at Mon...
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  • Erving, Massachusetts

    Rattlesnake Loop to Red Trail

    1.97 mi / 676 ft gain
    Rattlesnake Loop to Red Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Erving, Massachusetts.
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  • Savoy, Massachusetts

    Tannery Falls Loop

    0.54 mi / 135 ft gain
    The hike to Tannery Falls may be a little confusing, I'll clear it up for you before you even go there! To get to The falls you will travel down a dirt road that isn't very well maintained during the winter. As you keep driving down the dirt road you will notice a pond , which means you are almos...
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  • Newbury, New Hampshire

    Hike to Lake Solitude, NH

    4.0
    4.8 mi / 2510 ft gain
    The two most popular routes to Lake Solitude are the Newbury Trail and Andrew Brook Trail.  The round-trip distance of the hikes are 4.8 miles and 3.8 miles. Both could be described as moderate in terms of difficulty. The Newbury trail is accessed from Lakeview Ave and Andrew Brook Trail can be a...
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  • Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Hike Mt. Greylock via Money Brook Trail

    9.7 mi / 3034 ft gain
    Park in the parking lot on Hopper Rd. Walk to the end of the road where you will find the Hopper Trailhead. Take the right fork. The Money Brook trail will take you to a waterfall, the Mt. Greylock summit, and back to the end of Hopper Rd. The trail is long but worth the hike, exploring parts of ...
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  • Williamstown, Massachusetts

    Hike the March Cataract Falls Trail

    4.0
    2.2 mi / 511 ft gain
    Park at the Junction of Sperry Rd and Rockwell Rd. To get to the trailhead, hike along Sperry Road for about 30 minutes. (Not to the end of the road, see map below.) Then hike along the March Cataract Trail, an out-and-back. You can bring dogs on leash. The trail is short but steep in some parts ...
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