Shaw Mountain Natural Area

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Shaw Mountain Natural Area is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fair Haven, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

no dogs

The limestone uplift of Shaw Mountain rises over 500 feet from the surrounding land, and is a dominant landscape feature in Benson and adjacent West Haven, Vermont. Shaw Mountain Natural Area supports 11 distinct plant communities, including a shrub swamp, vernal pools, an oak-hickory forest, and a calcareous outcrop community, in addition to 15 rare plant species.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This trail gets you out in the woods- but not much more than that. There is no designated parking area so you just pull off to the side of the road. The trail does a big circle but with no scenic views or anything special to see. If you happen to be in the area, it's an hour in the woods.