The 168-acre park is located atop Mt. Philo (968' elevation) and overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. A narrow, steep road (not recommended for trailers) provides visitors access to the top of the mountain. This is Vermont's oldest state park, created in 1924. A small camping area with a total of 10 sites including 3 lean-tos, is located at the top of the mountain. Flush toilets and hot showers ($) are provided. The mountaintop picnic area offers spectacular views of the lake, valley, and mountains to the west. An enclosed picnic shelter is available for large group gatherings. Hiking trails lead from the summit to the base. Swimming is available at Kingsland Bay State Park (6 miles) or Button Bay State Park (15 miles). There is boating, fishing, and sailing in nearby Lake Champlain.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Still a fun easy hike - rear views do take a non-hiker and kids up. Love this trail! Did this one May 23rd with my friend Antie

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Nice easy hike...beautiful view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

walking
1 month ago

We went late April and walked up the road that is normally used for cars. We took our 5 year and old and she did great! With that being said the road gets steep..... very steep. Once at the top it was worth it, we took snacks and drinks and enjoyed the top. The restrooms were closed at the top, thankfully our 5 year old did not have to go to the bathroom. If you pace yourself and take time to enjoy the top with kids it will be great. Next time, once the mud season is over, we will try the hiking trail and not the paved road.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy paved trails or backroading trails that are slightly not difficult.

hiking
4 months ago

on Mount Philo Trail

4 months ago

6 months ago

Did the devils pass trail in the snow. Better have spikes but then again it was slick. Watch for bears or cats around that trail. Those were the only prints I saw on trail when I took it. I felt very foolish when I saw the tracks go into a cavern. Hence fresh tracks. Be safe. Be smart. I wasn't.

hiking
7 months ago

nice wooded hike leading to some beautiful, look outs, views of lake Champlain, pastoral VT, and various peaks in the Adirondacks. moderate, short hike

Easy hike but fun! Great views at the top with a nice picnic area.