Here’s The Ultimate Bucket List For Vermonters Who Are Obsessed With Nature
Looking to get outside and experience all the beauty that Vermont has to offer? Well, you’ve come to the right place. With this list, we have put together the ultimate nature bucket list in Vermont. Wander, hike, swim, and marvel at all of these breathtakingly gorgeous places around the Green Mountain State.
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1. Quechee Gorge (Hartford)
Quechee Gorge, sometimes affectionately deemed "Vermont's Little Grand Canyon," is located in Hartford, Vermont, and is one of the most beautiful spots in Vermont. Enjoy wandering down to and along the gorge.
2. Lake Willoughby (Westmore)
Lake Willoughby is possibly Vermont's clearest and most serene body of water. The lake is surrounded by the lush Willoughby State Forest, and there are plenty of outdoor adventures waiting for all nature lovers at Lake Willoughby.
3. Green Mountain National Forest (southern Vermont)
Discover secluded areas, waterfalls, hiking trails, and much more at the Green Mountain National Forest. With 400,000-acres of forest and over 2000 archaeological and historic sites, thousands of hiking trails, waterfalls, cliffs, lakes, mountains, three ski resorts, and several wilderness areas, the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont has to be on any nature bucket list.
4. The peak at Camel's Hump (Huntington)
Considered one of Vermont's best hiking trails, Camel's Hump offers hiking enthusiasts interesting terrain and spectacular views from the summit. For more information about the hike, check out this post
5. Lye Brook Falls (Manchester)
Enter the Lye Brook Wilderness and experience the magical realm of wandering through this area and finding a magnificent waterfall. Located in Manchester, this waterfall and trail are a must on our nature bucket list in Vermont.
6. Mt. Philo State Park (Charlotte)
Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte offers visitors stunning views of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. From camping and hiking to swimming and relaxing, Mt. Philo State Park has something for everyone.
7. Mt. Ellen (Warren)
Vermont's third tallest mountain (tied for third with Camel's Hump), Mt. Ellen has an elevation of 4,081 and offers hikers stunning summit vistas.
8. Moss Glen Falls (Stowe)
Vermont is famous for swimming holes and secluded waterfalls. And these falls are one of the most brilliant. There is a four-mile out-and-back trail that will take you to the falls where you will find an area to swim and hang out while enjoying the rushing falls.
9. Lake Morey (Fairlee)
Located in Fairlee, near the New Hampshire-Vermont line, this lake provides recreational goers a clear and calm area to enjoy the warm weather and cool off in Lake Morey.
10. Sterling Pond Trail at Smuggler's Notch (near Jeffersonville)
Sterling Pond at Smuggler's Notch is a pond on top of a mountain. How cool is that? Hiking is required to get to the pond; the out-and-back trail, which leads to Sterling Pond, is just over two miles long and climbs around 1,000 feet vertically. But the pond is definitely worth the hike. For more information about the hike, take a look at this article
How many of these places have you been to? Which other places in Vermont would you add to the bucket list? Lets us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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Quechee Gorge, Hartford, VT 05001, USA
Lake Willoughby, Westmore, VT, USA
Green Mountain National Forest, Rutland, VT 05702, USA
Camel's Hump, Huntington, VT 05462, USA
Lye Brook Falls Trailhead, Lye Brook Falls Trail, Manchester Center, VT 05255, USA
Mt. Philo State Park, 5425 Mt Philo Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445, USA
Mount Ellen, Mt Ellen, Warren, VT 05674, USA
Moss Glen Falls, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
Lake Morey, Fairlee, VT 05045, USA
Sterling Pond Trail, 6443 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA