Vermont December 12, 2016
10 Picturesque Trails In Vermont That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking
Dust off your winter boots, snowshoes and cross country skis, folks. It’s time to do some winter hiking VT-style! The snow has blanketed our picturesque little corner of the world and you won’t want to miss all there is to see this winter. These trails are just what the doctor ordered to have a wonderful time exploring the great outdoors this chilly season in Vermont.
Spruce isn't just for skiing! This is a strenuous trail to the top, but kids especially like exploring the large split rock about 1.8 miles up the trail.
2. Elmore Mountain
If you're looking for outdoor activities, this is your place! Great views, a refurbished fire tower, old stone foundations and even a balancing boulder, all set upon a beautiful lake.
3. Hubbard Park
Located right in the middle of the State Capital in Montpelier,
is worth a close look year round.
4. Mount Hunger
Bring snacks as the trek up Mount Hunger isn't easy - but it's worth it! This hike will take about four hours and you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the Green Mountain Range as well as the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
5. Robert Frost Trail
one mile trail
in Ripton has some of Robert Frost's eloquent poetry along the way that is perfect for a stroll, ski or snowshoe.
6. Owl's Head
This 30 minute hike or snowshoe in the Groton State Forest takes you to a secluded and isolated lookout that puts you on top of the world with expansive views.
7. Prospect Rock
This short hike in Johnson offers superb views. Before or after your hike, be sure to take a detour through the woods to see the Lamoille River and Ithiel Falls, a Class II rapids where the river narrows between two cliffs.
8. Mount Olga
This 1.6 mile hike is located in the Molly Stark State Park and offers stunning views from the trails and the fire tower year round.
9. Molly Stark State Park
Grab your snowshoes and see the spectacular views from the summit at Mount Philo State Park, which was the first state park in Vermont.
10. Bluff Mountain
This climb starts in town and looks unassuming, but be prepared to work your quads to earn this view... it will totally be worth it!
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