Hiking

Get Your Feet Moving! There are 75,000 acres of public forest park lands in the Northeast Kingdom and another one million acres of forest. Whether you just want to take a short bog walk or climb to elevations of over 2,000 feet, you've come to the right place. Click here to download a FREE hiking map for the region.

Your best source for local routes and hiking advice is: Green Mountain Club.

For places to both camp and hike visit Vermont State Parks.

Cross country ski areas also allow hiking and walking during summer months. See the x-c ski page for address and contact information.

Visit our Interactive Map for self guided hikes, nature, and environmental walks.

Visit our Geotourism Escapes for some great lodging deals that include guided nature hikes, paddles and more adventures!



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  Seyon Lodge State Park Groton
One of Vermont's best kept secrets, Seyon Lodge State Park provides rustic and welcoming facilities.
2967 Seyon Pond Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3829





  Loon Trail - Maidstone State Forest Maidstone
The Loon Trail is about 1/2 mile long and goes through lush, mossy woods along the shoreline to the south end of the lake.

Maidstone, VT





  The Olde Farm House B&B 1804 Danville
Come Dream! Relax your cares away. Enjoy Vermont's Seasons in the Northeast Kingdom! Take in the pastoral views of Burke Mountain and the White Mountains, bike the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Rail trail access is just down the road, walk, hike, bike, ski...... ... Or just sit and enjoy the beautiful sunrises while having your cup of coffee & breakfast or head into the parlor with a book from the library and cozy up to the fire. Guests have many puzzles to choose from and chess and checker boards. The Inn also makes an exceptional location for weddings!
191 Olde Farm House Rd.
Danville, VT 05828





  Wheeler Mountain Trail Barton
The main trail offers several scenic opportunities from open rock areas and an especially grand view of Lake Willoughby.

Barton, VT





  Peacham Bog Loop Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Peacham Bog Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile moderate hike through diverse woods with views Peacham Bog and a beaver dam.

Groton, VT





  Bluff Mountain Trail Island Pond
The trail features views of the Nulhegan Basin and surrounding hills.

Island Pond, VT





  Mount Pisgah East Trail Westmore
Elevation is 900 feet for this trail which connects to the Mount Pisgah trail.

Westmore, VT





  Barr Hill - The Nature Conservancy Greensboro
Their mission is to preserve & protect the plants, animals, & natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth.

Greensboro, VT

802-229-4425
vermont@tnc.org





  St. Johnsbury Town Forest St. Johnsbury
The St. Johnsbury Town Forest sits just off Almshouse Road. It has a baseball diamond, a picnic pavilian that can be booked through the town offices and hiking trails that are definitely worth the time.
Almshouse Rd.
St. Johnsbury, VT





  Hardwick Trails Hardwick
The Hardwick Trails are a system of over 10 miles of trails for four-season non-motorized outdoor activities, including single-track biking, cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.

Hardwick, VT 05843





  Kingdom Trails East Burke
An extensive network of scenic recreational trails constructed to accommodate all levels of ability. NOTE, during winter the Nordic Center is at 2059 Darling Hill Rd in Lyndonville (across from the Wildflower Inn).
478 Route 114/Summer 2059 Darling Hill Rd/Winter
East Burke, VT 05832





  Mount Pisgah South Trail Westmore
Breathtaking views of Willoughby Lake and surrounding mountains await you at the summit of Mount Pisgah. Elevation 2751 Feet.

Westmore, VT





  Hazen's Notch Association Montgomery
HNA maintains miles of trails for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. They are also the Welcome Center for the area.
1423 Hazen's Notch Road
Montgomery, VT 05471

802-326-4799





  Long Pond Trail/Bald Mountain Westmore
One of the best views of the region is to be found at the summit of Bald Mountain.

Westmore, VT





  Brousseau Mountain Norton
Brousseau Mountain is one of the few nesting sites for Peregrine Falcons.

Norton, VT





  Coldwater Brook Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Coldwater Brook Trail is a moderate 1.9 mile trail.

Groton, VT





  Gore Mountain Trail Norton
This trail offers an exciting backcountry experience through beaver ponds, meadows, logging roads and steep granite bedrock.

Norton, VT





  Mad Brook Trail/Bald Mountain Westmore
The summit of Bald Mountain offers some of the best views of the region.

Westmore, VT





  Osmore Pond Hiking Loop - Groton State Forest Groton
This scenic 2 mile loop begins at the Osmore Pond.

Groton, VT





  Kettle Pond State Park Marshfield
The campground has 47 tent/trailer sites and 14 lean-tos. There is a play area and access to miles of hiking trails.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658





  Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Brunswick
The Nulhegan Basin Division, part of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, was established to protect the diversity and abundance of native species within the 7.2 million-acre Connecticut River watershed.
5360 Rte. 105
Brunswick, VT 05905

802-962-5240





  Brighton State Park Island Pond
The primary attraction of this general area is its remoteness: mountains with tree-covered slopes, rivers and streams.
102 State Park Road
Island Pond, VT 05846

802-723-4360





  Northwoods Stewardship Center East Charleston
The Northwoods Stewardship Center offers a wide variety of community programs, from live music to snowshoe excursions or guided canoe paddles. Visit our website for full program & event listings.
154 Leadership Drive
East Charleston, VT 05833





  Wheeler Pond Trail Barton
A walk in the woods, half mile trail that goes around the south end of the pond.

Barton, VT





  Westmore Town Forest Westmore
This area contains a spectacular bog with many unique plants and a beaver pond.

Westmore, VT





  Hosmer Brook Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
This moderate 1.3 mile trail winds through woods and along a quiet stream and features some rocky sections.

Groton, VT





  Mt. Hor and Summit Ridge Trail Westmore
Elevation 2648 feet. This trail offers 2 overlook points with a grand view of Lake Willoughby.

Westmore, VT





  Haystack Mountain Westmore
Haystack Mountain is appropriately named for its abrupt sides that climb steeply from all directions.

Westmore, VT





  Owls Head Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Owls Head Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail leading to a scenic vista of Lake Groton, Kettle Pond and the Green Mountains.

Groton, VT





  New Discovery State Park Marshfield
Groton State Forest, with over 26,000 acres, is the second largest State Park in Vermont.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658

802-426-3042





  Agape Hill Farm Hardwick
Enjoy a relaxing walk leading one of our friendly llamas on the trails or enjoy a family farm visit, walking a llama in the obstacle course, felting in the fiber shop and exploring the farm with our photo scavenger hunt!
618 Houston Hill Rd.
Hardwick, VT 05843





  Victory Bog Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you'll find a vairety of trees, plants, birds and wildlife such as deer, moose, bears, minks, bobcats and more. You can walk into the bog using the trail from the parking area at Damon's Crossing. The trail is the former railroad bed for the Victory Railroad.

Victory, VT





  Jay Peak - The Long Trail Jay
Part of the 270 mile Long Trail is America's oldest long-distance hiking path, stretching along the spine of the Green Mountains

Jay, VT





  South Shore Trail Westmore
A 1 mile climb overlooking the south end of the lake.

Westmore, VT





  Maidstone State Park/Maidstone Lake Guildhall
Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont's state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character of the NEK.
R1, Box 388
Guildhall, VT 05905

802-676-3930





  Mollie Beattie Bog Boardwalk Brunswick
The Bog is a destination for visitors because of its exceptional wildlife viewing, photography, and interpretive opportunities.
Route 105
Brunswick, VT





  Quimby Country Averill
Quimby Country is Vermontís oldest sporting camp and original family summer camp. Its Lodge and waterfront cottages are located on more than 1,000 unspoiled acres of the Great North Woods.
1127 Forest Lake Road
Averill, VT 05901





  Little Deer Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
This .5 mile trail offers good views of Lake Groton and the surrounding mountains.

Groton, VT





  Moose Mountain Trail Barton
From the overlooks of this trail there are partial views of the northern range of the Green Mountains and Lake Willoughby.

Barton, VT





  Monadnock Mountain Lemington
Monadnock Mountain rises steeply above the Connecticut River and provides a unique view of the North Country.

Lemington, VT





  Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you can spot bear, moose, beavers, birds and more. Hunting and fishing are also allowed.

Victory, VT





  Mount Pisgah North Trail Westmore
Breathtaking views await you at the Summit of Mount Pisgah. Elevation 2751 feet.

Westmore, VT





  Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail is an excellent place for walking, bicycling or horseback riding.

Groton, VT





  Silver Ledge Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The 0.6 mile Silver Ledge Trail rewards you with views of Lake Groton and Beaver Meadows.

Groton, VT





  The Stepping Stones Inn Lyndonville
Stay with us in one of the Stepping Stone Inn's 5 luxurious guest rooms that satisfy the desire for tranquility and complete the wellness experience. You will immediately feel at home with our inviting accommodations; after a long day spent on the slopes or peddling through the Kingdom Trails.
1563 Darling Hill Rd.
Lyndonville, VT 05851

802-473-2822





  Ricker Pond State Park Groton
Nestled in Groton State Forest, Ricker Pond State Park sits below the hustle and bustle of Lake Groton.
18 Ricker Pond Camp Ground Road
Groton, VT 05046





  Belvidere Mountain Lowell
The open-deck summit fires tower on Belvidere Mountain (elev. 3360') shows one of the nicest views in northern Vermont.

Lowell, VT





  Big Deer Mountain Trail - New Discovery State Park Groton
This easy 1.7 mile trail passes through the forest and climbs up to scenic vistas and memorable views of Peacham.

Groton, VT





  Big Deer State Park Groton
Come into the Forest and you will see how to spend time more leisurely. There's something for everyone at Groton State Forest.
1467 Boulder Beach Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822