Paddock Hill and Long Pond

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Paddock Hill and Long Pond is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Greensboro, Vermont that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

2.1 miles
488 feet
Out & Back



nature trips




no dogs

The Conservancy manages 1,500 feet of shoreline around this remote, undeveloped 99-acre pond, a rarity in Vermont. A large, relatively undisturbed cedar swamp at the southern end of the lake consists of roughly 60 acres of white cedar with little to no woody understory. A damp, dark, mossy carpet covers the forest floor. Long Pond is surrounded by a northern hardwood forest and includes habitat for such birds as the common loon and mammals like the river otter and bobcat. Together, the swamp, lake, and surrounding forests support several boreal bird species, including boreal chickadee, cape may warbler, rusty blackbird, and loons. In addition, the cedar swamp likely provides winter cover for small mammals, such as the masked and short tail shrews, voles and mice.

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