Best trails in Fair Haven, Vermont

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Looking for a great trail near Fair Haven, Vermont? AllTrails has 5 great hiking 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 Giffords Woods State Forest Park or Moreau Lake State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake George Wild Forest or Schumann Preserve at Pilot Knob. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Fair Haven ranging from 2.1 to 2.7 miles and from 121 to 698 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 Fair Haven, Vermont
Top trails (5)
#1 - Glen Lake Trail
Bomoseen State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
#2 - Tim's Trail - The Nature Conservancy
Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve at Bald Mountain
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Please note: it has been reported that the trail may be inaccessible due to flooding. Please check with the preserve for updated information. It is hard to imagine a more inspiring piece of Vermont landscape than the Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve. Encircled by the southernmost end of Lake Champlain to the west and south, the Poultney River to the east, and Bald Mountain to the north, this is an isolated piece of rural Vermont not reached by a road until 1934. Today, it remains a less visited part of the state, where rare snakes, peregrine falcons, and five-lined skinks (the only lizard found in the state) still outnumber human visitors. The Buckner Preserve is the most ecologically diverse natural area managed by the Conservancy in Vermont, and is home to 11 uncommon or rare-in-Vermont animal species, 18 species of rare or uncommon plants, and at least 15 distinct natural community types. Here paddlers can explore undeveloped Lake Champlain shoreline, the secluded twists and turns of the Lower Poultney River, and, in high water, floodplain forests and marshes. Trail walkers can move quickly from the lake and river shore, up through gently rolling hay meadows, cross stony talus slopes, and ascend cliffs topped by a dry oak-hickory-hophornbeam forest. From the cliffs there are sweeping vistas of the narrowing south end of Lake Champlain, the Poultney River, and lake-influenced wetlands. Bald Mountain adds its indomitable character to the preserve with its stark cliffs and talus slopes, home to peregrine falcon nests and a unique assemblage of amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else in Vermont.Show more
#3 - High Pond Trail
Half Moon Pond State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 48 m
#4 - Shaw Mountain Natural Area
Shaw Mountain Preserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
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.Show more
#5 - Susan Bacher Memorial Trail
Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve at Bald Mountain
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
It is hard to imagine a more inspiring piece of Vermont landscape than the Helen W. Buckner Memorial Preserve. Encircled by the southernmost end of Lake Champlain to the west and south, the Poultney River to the east, and Bald Mountain to the north, this is an isolated piece of rural Vermont not reached by a road until 1934. Today, it remains a less visited part of the state, where rare snakes, peregrine falcons, and five-lined skinks (the only lizard found in the state) still outnumber human visitors. The Buckner Preserve is the most ecologically diverse natural area managed by the Conservancy in Vermont, and is home to 11 uncommon or rare-in-Vermont animal species, 18 species of rare or uncommon plants, and at least 15 distinct natural community types. Here paddlers can explore undeveloped Lake Champlain shoreline, the secluded twists and turns of the Lower Poultney River, and, in high water, floodplain forests and marshes. Trail walkers can move quickly from the lake and river shore, up through gently rolling hay meadows, cross stony talus slopes, and ascend cliffs topped by a dry oak-hickory-hophornbeam forest. From the cliffs there are sweeping vistas of the narrowing south end of Lake Champlain, the Poultney River, and lake-influenced wetlands. Bald Mountain adds its indomitable character to the preserve with its stark cliffs and talus slopes, home to peregrine falcon nests and a unique assemblage of amphibians and reptiles found nowhere else in Vermont.Show more