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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.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 518 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Wild flowers No dogs
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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.

The Nature Conservancy: Southern Vermont Office 348 Bentley Ave Poultney, VT 05764 mmchugh@tnc.org

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Ashton Traverse
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HikingRocky

This was a nice hike in the woods. No View to see but that was okay because the trail is well maintain! A little rocky in some spots, so be careful!

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Meaghan Marsh
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First to Review

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.

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Brian Presti
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Cross Country Skiing
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