Knapp Ponds WMA is a lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cavendish, Vermont that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
We couldn't find what we'd hoped for, a trail that goes around the edge of either of the ponds so our dogs could swim and run around. Instead we found a fairly boring out-and-back trail that we got by starting at the green gate between the two parking lots. Walk along the dike that separates the ponds, cross the rocks at the end of the dike and continue the trail into the woods. Bear right in 100 yards and continue the gentle climb up the hill and back down the other side.
The nicest thing for us about the trail is that dogs don't need to be on leash after you cross the rocks, as the fishermen don't seem to go past there. There were also geese in the upper pond.
Great area year around, fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing. Nice scenery, light traffic, great spot to capture a sunset.