Hiking and Walking Tours

Locals and visitors alike flock to our mountains, rivers, lakes and trails to enjoy all that nature has to offer.  Throughout the seasons, Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom plays host to unforgettable outdoor adventures.  Our efforts to grow sustainable tourism encourage all to be gentler on the land and its many natural resources and will help to ensure that the region remains pure and natural. As you explore the Kingdom we invite you to “walk softly” and employ the principles of Leave No Trace.

To help you plan and explore, a collection of self guided tours for hiking, cycling, paddling, and driving have been created.  Each tour showcases many offerings within each area to include shops, accommodations, dining options, museums, attractions and more.  To follow is a sampling of some of most popular tours.  Please note that you may download PDF versions of the Hiking Map directly on this website!



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  Barr Hill - The Nature Conservancy Greensboro
Their mission is to preserve & protect the plants, animals, & natural communities that represent the diversity of life on earth.

Greensboro, VT

802-229-4425
vermont@tnc.org





  Big Deer Mountain Trail - New Discovery State Park Groton
This easy 1.7 mile trail passes through the forest and climbs up to scenic vistas and memorable views of Peacham.

Groton, VT





  Long Pond Trail/Bald Mountain Westmore
One of the best views of the region is to be found at the summit of Bald Mountain.

Westmore, VT





  Mount Pisgah South Trail Westmore
Breathtaking views of Willoughby Lake and surrounding mountains await you at the summit of Mount Pisgah. Elevation 2751 Feet.

Westmore, VT





  Osmore Pond Hiking Loop - Groton State Forest Groton
This scenic 2 mile loop begins at the Osmore Pond.

Groton, VT





  Mount Pisgah North Trail Westmore
Breathtaking views await you at the Summit of Mount Pisgah. Elevation 2751 feet.

Westmore, VT





  Mount Pisgah East Trail Westmore
Elevation is 900 feet for this trail which connects to the Mount Pisgah trail.

Westmore, VT





  Hazen's Notch Association Montgomery
HNA maintains miles of trails for hiking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. They are also the Welcome Center for the area.
1423 Hazen's Notch Road
Montgomery, VT 05471

802-326-4799





  Owls Head Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Owls Head Trail is an easy 1.5 mile trail leading to a scenic vista of Lake Groton, Kettle Pond and the Green Mountains.

Groton, VT





  Gore Mountain Trail Norton
This trail offers an exciting backcountry experience through beaver ponds, meadows, logging roads and steep granite bedrock.

Norton, VT





  Belvidere Mountain Lowell
The open-deck summit fires tower on Belvidere Mountain (elev. 3360') shows one of the nicest views in northern Vermont.

Lowell, VT





  Jay Peak - The Long Trail Jay
Part of the 270 mile Long Trail is America's oldest long-distance hiking path, stretching along the spine of the Green Mountains

Jay, VT





  Mt. Hor and Summit Ridge Trail Westmore
Elevation 2648 feet. This trail offers 2 overlook points with a grand view of Lake Willoughby.

Westmore, VT





  Little Deer Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
This .5 mile trail offers good views of Lake Groton and the surrounding mountains.

Groton, VT





  Brighton State Park Island Pond
The primary attraction of this general area is its remoteness: mountains with tree-covered slopes, rivers and streams.
102 State Park Road
Island Pond, VT 05846

802-723-4360





  Bluff Mountain Trail Island Pond
The trail features views of the Nulhegan Basin and surrounding hills.

Island Pond, VT





  Wheeler Mountain Trail Barton
The main trail offers several scenic opportunities from open rock areas and an especially grand view of Lake Willoughby.

Barton, VT





  Maidstone State Park/Maidstone Lake Guildhall
Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont's state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character of the NEK.
R1, Box 388
Guildhall, VT 05905

802-676-3930





  Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you can spot bear, moose, beavers, birds and more. Hunting and fishing are also allowed.

Victory, VT





  Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge Brunswick
The Nulhegan Basin Division, part of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, was established to protect the diversity and abundance of native species within the 7.2 million-acre Connecticut River watershed.
5360 Rte. 105
Brunswick, VT 05905

802-962-5240





  Hosmer Brook Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
This moderate 1.3 mile trail winds through woods and along a quiet stream and features some rocky sections.

Groton, VT





  Kettle Pond State Park Marshfield
The campground has 47 tent/trailer sites and 14 lean-tos. There is a play area and access to miles of hiking trails.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658





  Moose Mountain Trail Barton
From the overlooks of this trail there are partial views of the northern range of the Green Mountains and Lake Willoughby.

Barton, VT





  Monadnock Mountain Lemington
Monadnock Mountain rises steeply above the Connecticut River and provides a unique view of the North Country.

Lemington, VT





  Loon Trail - Maidstone State Forest Maidstone
The Loon Trail is about 1/2 mile long and goes through lush, mossy woods along the shoreline to the south end of the lake.

Maidstone, VT





  The Chapel of the Holy Family Lyndonville
Set upon a knoll at the edge of a beautiful wooded area, this chapel offers those seeking peace and spiritual growth a sanctuary of grace and beauty.
1165 Darling Hill Road
Lyndonville, VT 05851

802-626-8855





  Silver Ledge Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The 0.6 mile Silver Ledge Trail rewards you with views of Lake Groton and Beaver Meadows.

Groton, VT





  Wheeler Pond Trail Barton
A walk in the woods, half mile trail that goes around the south end of the pond.

Barton, VT





  Brousseau Mountain Norton
Brousseau Mountain is one of the few nesting sites for Peregrine Falcons.

Norton, VT





  Hardwick Trails Hardwick
Hardwick Trails winds 10 K (6.4 miles) through mixed northern forest as a 4-season, non-motorized trail.

Hardwick, VT 05843





  Westmore Town Forest Westmore
This area contains a spectacular bog with many unique plants and a beaver pond.

Westmore, VT





  Mad Brook Trail/Bald Mountain Westmore
The summit of Bald Mountain offers some of the best views of the region.

Westmore, VT





  Haystack Mountain Westmore
Haystack Mountain is appropriately named for its abrupt sides that climb steeply from all directions.

Westmore, VT





  Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail is an excellent place for walking, bicycling or horseback riding.

Groton, VT





  Ricker Pond State Park Groton
Nestled in Groton State Forest, Ricker Pond State Park sits below the hustle and bustle of Lake Groton.
18 Ricker Pond Camp Ground Road
Groton, VT 05046





  Kingdom Trails East Burke
An extensive network of scenic recreational trails constructed to accommodate all levels of ability. NOTE, during winter the Nordic Center is at 2059 Darling Hill Rd in Lyndonville (across from the Wildflower Inn).
478 Route 114/Summer 2059 Darling Hill Rd/Winter
East Burke, VT 05832