The Ancient Forest In Vermont That’s Right Out Of A Storybook

Three towns, two counties and a whopping 7,682 acres make up the lovely Willoughby State Forest. This ancient forest in Vermont located in the NEK is a wonderful place for hiking, primitive camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hunting and fishing. If you’re looking to unplug and really take advantage of nature, this destination is second to none. Let’s take a look at some of the sights you’ll find in this stunning area.

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Luckily, the Willoughby State Forest is easy to get to from State Routes 5 and 5A . It’s bisected by Lake Willoughby with Mount Hor and Mount Pisgah on either side. The highest peak youll find here is Bald mountain which is 3315 feet in elevation.

You’ll also find two natural areas in the Willoughby State Forest: the Willoughby Cliffs Natural Area in Westmore which is 950 acres, and the Marl Pond and Swamp Natural Area in Sutton which is 30 acres.

If you love natural spots like this ancient forest in VT, be sure to add these 9 hiking trails in Vermont to your adventure bucket list!