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Nice forest area with a beach overlooking the lake. Very pleasant, nice easy walk.

Great bike trail but, really, this is a nice place to take a stroll close to the city after having a meal with friends. It’s not a hike through nature, but more of a stroll in town beside the lake.

Good exercise!
Easy access.
Much better views when leaves down.
Be sure to hike Nature Trail on other side of resoviour

hiking
16 days ago

Fun hike! I will definitely be going back

hiking
22 days ago

Fun hike. Pretty steep all the way through, the view is worth it though. I would strongly suggest bringing a good amount of water on this hike, and the right equipment. A fire tower at the pinnacle is great for pictures and instagram photos.

Marked well and different terrains.

Scenic yet some work involved. Trail in good order.

hiking
1 month ago

Made a longer loop hike starting out on the burns trail, which was a nice walk through the woods, to the cedar point trail which had beautiful views of the bay and access to the shore. Returned via the beach bypass trail to the Allen trail. Highly recommend this beautiful park, many different hikes and loops

2 months ago

I did this today. 28 degrees rain Iicey snow sleet precipitation. Some really sketchy spots at the very top just before the fire tower. Lots of very thick ice. Danger Will Robinson The fire tower was covered in ice. Probably not a good move on my part and ; coming down was freeking treacherous Whole thing took about 2.25 hours. ONE MAN GATHERS WHAT ANOTHER MAN SPILLS.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy bike ride. At times path is congested with people. Better views at the northern end of the trail. Not so in the beginning.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Started out around 1030 am and finished after 2pm, all at a casual pace with our dog. Coming down the Fire Tower Trail was a little dicey for the dog with all the mud, but we all enjoyed it!

hiking
3 months ago

my very first hike. tough but worth it.

This hike provided some amazing views at the Fire Tower-panoramic views that were some of the best I’ve seen. My husband and I did this hike on a Saturday and saw lots of people so I would recommend going during the week. There were several parts where we had to let people go up or down-including small children and adults with infants. It is steep going up but not overly so and only a few tricky parts. I recommend going up Fire Tower trail and down Ridgeline as others have stated-longer that way but not as tricky. But the view on The Fire Tower is amazing and there are several other nice viewing spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Really excellent hike overall with majestic views and challenging sections, mainly the first 1.5 miles up. Trail is well maintained and moderately trafficked. Would absolutely recommend!!

trail running
3 months ago

Lovely trail that is well travelled, shady, and gorgeous.

Nice trails and lovely lookouts.

We hiked the loop indicated on this map which circled the entire park and was about 2.5 hours, But there are a variety of shortcuts. The trail crosses a brook, descends to a beautiful cove on the shore of Lake Champlain that ideal for a swim (too cold in mid September) and ascends (about 550 ft.) to two lookout points, one that views the lake Champlain Islands and northern Adirondack Mountains in New York state to the east, and another facing west to view Mt. Mansfield. There is plenty of interesting terrain, rock formation and forest vegetation to keep the trail interesting. You're not likely to see too much wildlife, except maybe for groups of elementary school children, as we did and locals walking their dogs (my sense is that the park is quite popular.) There was a poetry walk on one of the trails, with poems set along the path. Also there is a $4 entrance fee per person so bring cash.

hiking
3 months ago

always a favorite. firetower trail up, Ridgeline down. pretty easy with a ton of switchbacks and not too steep. views are amazing for the work. I've done this trail a bunch and it's never crowded.

Very pretty short hike. Beautiful views from the rocks/cliffs. The "advertised" length is a little deceiving because the walk from the parking lot to the trailhead is as long as the trail. I hope to do this one again.

Great area to walk and relax!

One of my favorite hikes..beautiful quiet.
great for birding . you can hike up to overlook. and view Lake Champlain.
love it.

One of my favorite hikes..beautiful quiet.
great for birding . you can hike up to overlook. and view Lake Champlain.
love it.

4 months ago

Nice trails. Great swimming at the cove. Loved the poems along the trail, which changed monthly. Looking forward to going back.

4 months ago

The climb gets steep toward the top but the footing is good. No scrambling. Views from the fire tower are fantastic.

road biking
4 months ago

A must do if you’re in town. Go North to North Beach , Leddy Park and the Causeway trail { *through the lake } and South to Oakledge Park. Amazing lake views for much of this trail, and decent shade as well. Please obey the traffic rules and pay attention - it’s a fairly heavily travelled trail in season, in sections.

4 months ago

Great for kids of all ages, and swimming in the lake is included with the state park pass.

Great hike!!

This trail is straight up one side with a small view of the valley at the top and then straight down.

hiking
5 months ago

Did the loop around the park and all the side loops to total about 4 miles. Hiked at a brisk pace, took me 1 hour 20 minutes to finish. I liked how the different species of trees had little signs at the beginning of the hike - I've never see Ironwood or Musclewood before. Cost $4 to enter and parking was good.

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