This Vermont Quarry Hike Is Like An Otherworldly Adventure
Vermont has no shortage of beauty in its landscape. From quaint covered bridges to breathtaking waterfalls, the Green Mountain State has photo-worthy scenery around every corner. But some spots are more obvious than others. The Millstone Trails offer a unique glimpse at Vermont’s abandoned quarries that are slowly being reclaimed by nature. As you enjoy these trails, you might feel as though you’ve been transported to another world.
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Have you ever hiked or biked the Millstone Trails? Share your impressions and photos in the comments section below or in our Vermont Nature Lovers Group on Facebook. Did you know that the world’s largest underground marble quarry is in the Green Mountain State? You can check it out here.
A special thank you to Jamie Gile for providing the photos for this article. Jaime is an avid hiker and cyclist who explores the beautiful landscapes of his native Vermont. He is a recognized landscape and portrait photographer featured in the Montpelier Art Walk in 2017. His canvas works can be found at multiple local businesses and can also be viewed on his website.