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This One Hike In Vermont Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience

Hiking and Vermont go together like peanut butter and jelly.  One of the many things about hiking here is that there are loads of options and levels of difficulty to choose from when planning your trek.  Maybe you’d like an easy afternoon with the family, or something that involves camping overnight.  Some of the more experienced hikers challenge themselves to the mother of all trails in Vermont: The Long Trail.

The Long Trail is America’s first long-distance hiking trail, created in 1910 along with the Green Mountain Club, an organization which, to this day, maintains and promotes the trail. The full length of the Long Trail from Massachusetts to the Canadian border is about 280 miles, packed with rugged mountain terrain and dense forests with sweeping mountain views.

One of the many great things about the long trail is that you can choose to do just a small part, or go the length, or maybe something in between.  End to Enders usually take three to four weeks to complete the length of the Long Trail, camping out in one of the many shelters or in a tent, stopping along the way to venture into the Vermont villages to restock their food and water supply.  This is not an easy task, but it’s been done and is on the bucket list for many.

Here are some of the gorgeous views you’ll take in on your journey. Happy trails!

Share this post if you have hiked any part of Vermont’s famous Long Trail and let us know if you’ve ever done an end to end!

Kristin Grimes
Kristin Grimes lives in Vermont, is a freelance writer and busy MOM (Manager of Madness) and WIFE (Washing, Ironing, Feeding, Etc.)