wild flowers



nature trips

kid friendly

trail running




dogs on leash


mountain biking




The Green Mountain National Forest located in Vermont contains portions of the Long Trail as well as other popular hiking peaks and trails. The Appalachian Trail crosses through this park and is a popular destination for New England hikers.

great hike while it's was snowing.. very icy near top tho..

20 days ago

Great hike- enough variety to keep the 11,13,&14 year olds interested- several small stream crossings made for a little adventure. Bit more strenuous due to snow & ice but beautiful 60+ degree weather kept us going. Only disappointment was the falls were non-existent, but overall a fantastic day!

1st Vermont hike

Fun, easy with some nice views. Hiked in winter with dogs.

1 month ago

Lana Falls is a hard trail in winter. Be ready to have micro spikes.

1 month ago

2 months ago

In winter, the Battell trail is a monster. It's a 20,000 step round trip, ice covered challenge of switch backs and up, up, and more up. Micro-spikes are a must and 3-4 hours of time are needed (I'm old and slow). I could not summit because the snow was slipping off of the ice, so I turned around at the steepest, final stretch. Note there is a second route up! When driving up Elder rd, you'll come to a bend near the end. You'll see a sign that says, Battell Trail to the left. Stop and park right there. Take the fire road up on your left. Continue up until you see a gate on your left. Take that fire road up until you reach a clearing with a picnic table. That's the view with the dog, looking west. Look for the two large ponds behind you and walk between them. You'll find a little used trail that goes up to intersect the Battell trail above the wooden bridges. Right now, its easy to find... just follow my foot steps in the snow. From my car, almost to the summit and back... 20K steps...

2 months ago

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Very cool seeing the maple syrup lines on you way up. A couple of challenging spots.

on Paran-Frost Trail

2 months ago

Nice walk. I started at the lake and walked out to frosts house. It seems that the lake has food to be had in the summer months and there is swimming at the beach. It was winter when I went, people were ice fishing and the trail was slippery. I would not take the shoreline trail where it splits off in the winter as it is more narrow and near the water and a ledge. Robert Frost's house is beautiful and it seems a shame to have perhaps the most famous poet in the U.S. nearby and not visit his home.

Great for snowshoeing too!!

Really nice tight loop. Nice natural trail with a few overlooks.