Explore the most popular forest trails near Colchester with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Great loop. Didn’t see anyone else on the entire trek. Moderate with a 3.5 year old on your back. Very pretty and well maintained!

I went running on this trail and enjoyed SO much! I had trouble on some of the muddy spots when I was running and slipped!

walking
26 days ago

This is a really pleasant 3 mile loop around a pond. It is definitely kid-friendly with minimal incline, planks to avoid mud and muck, and lots to check out in terms of wildlife and scenery. Went two days in a row this week and noticed different animals and parts of the landscape on both. Seems like an easy place for canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding as well!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike. Clean and well-maintained trails. There was a 4 dollar fee to get in.

on Colchester Pond

walking
1 month ago

The trail is well maintained and marked and follows the lake pretty much all the time. Board walks over wet areas facilitate the walk. We saw a beaver and wild Mosquitoes ! Nice easy walk with our dogs.

trail running
1 month ago

Cute little state park with well maintained trails. Lots of roots and rocks made trail running challenging. Rest for a snack at the waterfront stops.

nature trips
1 month ago

Easy hike with my young daughter. Very quiet and not busy. Loved the poems and tree descriptions. She loved the hike. We are planning another trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike around the pond. Good for dogs. Had forests, fields, lake views, swampy areas, and a couple steep areas. Lots of mosquitoes. Was a little upset to see a woman with three unleashed dogs on the trail, since I was there with my puppy. Leash your dogs for everyone's safety.

One of my favorite hikes, especially in fall,winter and spring. quiet trails not busy. nature,deer,Turkey,woodpeckers , ducks. located on lake Champlain.

this is one of my favorite go-to hikes! there's signs on the trees that map out the entire Trail so it's easy to navigate, there is also only about two and a half big Hills but other than that the hike is a breeze and like I said before it's one of my favorites

Beautiful hike on our first truly springlike day!!! Great views.

3 months ago

trail very nice short get away I enjoy this spring a lot before start hitting bigger trails

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect hike for me and my wife who is newer to hiking. A section along the pond and a section in the woods with a few hills.

This was a great hike to dust out the cobwebs. Awesome views of the lake and a fun hike.

It was fun !! Definitely do it again

For an easy hike it was great. We went on Aug 25, 2017 with our children and our friends kids ages ranging from infant to 15. My four year old got tired at the end but everyone else got through with easy. The parents of the infant actually held the infant the whole time jut switching back and forth. Great sunset ending. Took less than two hours.

trail running
10 months ago

Looking for a quick trail run with our 2 pups. This didn't disappoint. We went on a Wednesday morning and were the only few people on the trail. Thoroughly enjoyed the mix of field, forest and moderate incline areas. Will def be back if looking for a quick workout to tire out our 2 large dogs!

walking
10 months ago

I bring my dog here quite regularly to walk/run the loop trail circumnavigating the pond. It's a beautiful loop and if you hit it during the right time of the day you might even have the pleasure of having it to yourself. It is mostly flat with some short hill sections that are actually rather steep. Would definitely recommend for dog owners, fisherman or anyone looking for a nice quiet run or walk.

paddle sports
10 months ago

Beautiful pond. Went on a warm, calm day; water like glass. Nice scenery, a few other kayakers out there, paddle board too. Kids playing on a rope swing. Saw various birds, including gulls and a fisher diving from the trees. Turtles, and a beautiful mink on the shoreline. Had to carry boat about 40 yards down to the water.

hiking
11 months ago

This was a good workout for a fat guy.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful scenery and a fairly easy hike. I did it with my two year old attached to me, but due to all this rain the last mile of trails were really muddy and then swampy through the fields at the end. Save this hike for a day when it hasn't been raining for a few days.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

I hiked this trail two days after rain carrying my toddler in the backpack. It was suggested as an easy hike. Several of the inclines were very steep. The trails have been maintained in several areas but with any inclement weather I imagine they are very swampy. My dog and I left very muddy.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Perfect for a family hike with younger kids. 3,6 & 9 all enjoyed it! Many different areas to explore: lake, marshes, woodland and mountain views. Fantastic park

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Even in rain and snow covered ground, it was beautiful. Very well kept and well-marked trails. Gorgeous views of the lake. You can explore the park in about an hour and a half.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Relaxing easy hike.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A great walk, not to challenging.

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Easy hike/walk. Some elevation gain but mostly flat. Wooded trails that are well maintained. Parking is limited.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Great hike with the kids to the peninsula.

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