The Best Outdoor Activities in Vermont
Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.
Hike to the Camel's Hump Summit
Vermont / Monroe Trailhead
You'll begin your Monroe Trail hike at approximately 1500', parking in one of three designated gravel lots along Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury. This trail is 6.
Camp on Mount St. Catherine
Vermont / Deane's Nature Preserve
Looking for the best view in all of Poultney, Vermont? Look no further than Lake St. Catherine Mountain.
Hike Mt. Mansfield via the Long Trail
Vermont / Mt. Mansfield Long Trail Trailhead
There are several options to reach the summit of Mount Mansfield.
Camp at Quechee State Park
Vermont / Quechee State Park Campground
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.
Hike to the Camel's Hump Summit via the Burrows Trail
Vermont / Burrows Trailhead
This adventure takes you up the Burrows Trail from the Huntington side of Camel's Hump. There are multiple trails to the summit, but this trail is the shortest. It is 2.
Explore Smugglers' Notch
Vermont / Smugglers' Notch
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.
Hike to Vermont's Sterling Pond
Vermont / Smugglers Notch
Sterling Pond trail begins across the street from a parking area on Route 108, about 3 miles south of Smugglers' Notch Resort.
Hike Mount Abraham and Mount Ellen
Vermont / Abraham and Ellen Trailhead
Starting the hike at the Lincoln Gap trailhead you will follow the Long Trail up and past the Battell Shelter. From the shelter it is 0.9 miles to the summit of Mount Abraham at 4017 feet.
Photograph Moss Glen Falls
Vermont / State Route 100 Pull-Off, Granville
While enjoying some of Vermont's most beautiful fall foliage along Route 100, be sure to stop and photograph Moss Glen Falls.
Hike to Bingham Falls
Vermont / Bingham Falls Trailhead
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.
Hike the Stowe Pinnacle Trail
Vermont / Stowe Pinnacle Trail
Stowe Pinnacle Trail is a moderate workout with high reward. After a continual uphill climb, you will reach scenic views from the summit of the valley and Mt. Mansfield. Photo Credit: Patrick
Hike to Owl's Head Trail Overlook
Vermont / Owl's Head Trail, Groton State Forest
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.
Hike 'The Merck'
Vermont / Merck Forest & Farmland Center
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.
Hike to Killington Peak
Vermont / Bucklin Trail
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.
Hike to Elmore Mountain Fire Tower
Vermont / Elmore State Park Entrance
If hiking in off season when the park is closed, begin from the lower parking lot or the "day use area". If hiking while the park is open you can drive to the upper parking lot (subtract about 1.
Drive the Molly Stark Byway
Vermont / Molly Stark Byway
The Molly Stark Byway is a 48-mile trip crossing Southern Vermont From Bennington to Brattleboro. Coming From New York you can started in Bennington. There are many sights along the way.