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Best trails in Colchester

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Looking for a great trail near Colchester, Vermont? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Camel's Hump State Park or Underhill State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hurricane Mountain Wilderness or Red Rocks Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Colchester ranging from 1.1 to 3.2 miles and from 180 to 547 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Colchester
Top trails (6)
#1 - Colchester Pond
Colchester, Vermont
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
#2 - Niquette Bay State Park
Colchester, Vermont
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
This Vermont State Park is named for Niquette Bay, the local name for an indentation along the northeastern shore of Lake Champlain's larger Malletts Bay. 4700 feet of scenic rocky and sandy shoreline along the bay comprise the park's southern boundary. Todays 553-acre park began with an initial land purchase by the State of Vermont in 1975. It is named for Niquette Bay, the local name for an indentation along the northeastern shore of Lake Champlains larger Malletts Bay. 4700 feet of scenic rocky and sandy shoreline along the bay comprise the parks southern boundary. The property, much of it farmed and pastured through the 1800s, is today predominately forested. Two long ridges with summits rising to over 400 elevation run parallel along either side of a flat, sandy terrace bisecting the property. This terrace, in turn, is bisected by a brook and associated ravine. This brook, over 1000s of years, has carried away sand and silt as the ravine was carved, depositing it into Lake Champlain and forming the sandy but shallow beach along the eastern half of the parks shoreline. Limestone cliffs form the headwall of the western of the two ridges that cut through the park. The parks trail system accesses high points along each of these ridges, from which impressive vistas overlook Malletts Bay to the south, the Green Mountain ridge line to the east, and the Lake Champlain Islands to the west. Management strategies at Niquette Bay work to support the vision of the park as an oasis for appreciating nature. Camping is not permitted. Day use hours are from 10 a.m. to sunset. There is no public drinking water supply, and fires are not allowed. The park trail system is comprised of three interlocking loops along which a variety of hiking combinations can occur. The complete loop around the Ledges, Muhley, and Island View trails is 3.5 miles. The shortest distance to the lakeshore is 0.6 miles, via the Allen trail. It is by design that parking is limited to 30 cars, in an area adjacent to the park office, at the entrance to the property. Niquette Bay is pet-friendly, although proof of rabies vaccination is required and pets must remain on-leash at all times. Pets are not permitted on the beach but are allowed to swim in the cove area. Pet owners are expected to clean up after their pets and are responsible for any damage caused. Parties hiking with pets are limited to a maximum of four (4) animals per group.Show more
#3 - Burns Trail and Ledges Trail
Niquette Bay State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
#4 - Allen Trail
Niquette Bay State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
#5 - Sunny Hollow
Colchester, Vermont
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
#6 - Muhley and Island View Loop Trail
Niquette Bay State Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m