Vermont is well known for its beautiful barns and bridges, but there are many natural wonders to be admired, too. Every town is filled with wonderful gems, most of them built by none other than Mother Nature. Check out 16 of the most incredible natural wonders in Vermont.
1. Quechee Gorge.
Quechee Gorge State Park is one of Vermont’s most popular natural areas. The focal point of the park is the gorge that drops as far as 165 feet to the rapids of the Ottauquechee River.
2. Granville Gulf Falls.
One of Vermont's natural wonders. You can pull over on Route 100 and get some great pictures.
3. The White River Ledges in Sharon, VT.
The White River, one of Vermont’s last free-flowing rivers, flows undammed for 56 miles from deep within the Green Mountains, through the Vermont Piedmont, and south and east to the Connecticut River.
4. The Burled Forest.
The Burlington Burled Forest is a small patch of woods located on a sandy bluff over the North Beach where Mother Nature has truly left her mark. Each tree in the woods sports burls (large bumps) all over their trunks. These burls were created by the fierce winds off Lake Champlain, which manipulate the fast-growing box elders into these warped and gnarly natural wonders.
5. Willoughby Gap in Westmore, VT.
The most famous of the Barton area’s lakes, known for its steep, startling beauty and deep, cold water. Willoughby has free swimming at both the North and South ends. There are rentals from cottages, to inns, to fully furnished, upscale lake houses. There’s camping, boating, and miles of hiking trails.
6. Smugglers’ Cave.
Calling all explorers to check out this amazing cave!
7. Raven Ridge stretches among Charlotte, Hinesburg and Monkton, VT.
Raven Ridge has lovely views, cliffs, caves and exceptional wildlife.
8. Bald Hill Pond.
Bald Hill Pond earns a "3-S" rating - Solitude, Silence and Serenity.
9. Lake Dunmore.
Lying at the base of central Vermont's Mt. Moosalamoo, Lake Dunmore is the gateway to Green Mountain National Forest.
10. Lake Ninevah.
Lake Ninevah is a well-kept secret in the Eastern Vermont Gateway region. Only about a dozen cottages grace the shore of the 170-acre lake. The rest is protected land under the care of the Ninevah Foundation, a local land conservancy.
11. The Green Mountains.
The Green mountains are possibly the most famous mountain ranges in Vermont. In fact, it’s so beautiful that the state of Vermont has nicknamed itself the “Green Mountain State,” and for good reason! The range runs primarily south to north and extends approximately 250 miles from the border with Massachusetts to that with Quebec, Canada.
12. The Long Trail.
This is so awesome that a Vermont Brewery is named after it!
13. Vermont Foliage.
This can be classified as anywhere in Vermont. The vibrant reds, oranges and yellows draw in tourists from around the world every year.
14. Mount Mansfield.
Along with epic skiing, Mount Mansfield is Vermont’s highest peak and offers amazing views.
15. Camel’s Hump.
An interesting sight and a great hike!
16. Worcester Mountain Range.
What are your favorite natural wonders in Vermont? There are so many beautiful and natural spots in Vermont it was hard to narrow down the list. Let us know if you’d like to see more!