Nature October 09, 2018
Take This Easy Mountain Trail In Vermont For The Most Spectacular Fall Foliage Views
Maximize on your views of the stunning fall foliage in Vermont by taking this easy hike that leads to an unbelievably colorful overlook. Climbing Snake Mountain is not nearly as daunting as it sounds. This trail is perfect for low-key hikers who are seeking breathtaking views without all the huffing and puffing of a more strenuous climb.
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Snake Mountain is surrounded by the Champlain Valley. Its peak at 1,287 feet is short in comparison to others, but don't underestimate the views from the top.
Find the trailhead across from the parking lot on Mountain Road in Addison. The 4.1 mile trek through the colorful canopy is just a bit more difficult than a gentle walk in the woods.
The summit of Snake Mountain was once the site of the Grandview Hotel built in the 1870s. Though the hotel burned down, it's foundation still remains as a viewing platform at the end of the trail.
Embrace the expansive scenery that has been nicknamed "The Grandview" partially because of the hotel's name and partially for the sights it offers. This is a spot that gives a huge payoff for the little effort it takes to reach it.
The views differ from other mountain tops. Flat farmland punctuated by gorgeous stands of trees showing off their fall colors are a welcome change.
Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks frame the scenery in the distance. But what we love most is how the autumn colors roll out like an intricate carpet below.
Bring a picnic, you'll want to stay awhile to photograph and soak in the scenery. Don't forget your camera, picture perfect views await.
Climb Snake Mountain by leaving your car at the parking area off of Mountain Road in Addison. You may bring dogs onto the trail, but they must be leashed. For more information, visit this Vermont Fish and Wildlife
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Vermont Nature Lover’s Group on Facebook. If you’d prefer to drive to get your fall foliage fix, head over to this roadside scenic overlook.