Trips We Love

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 the most popular tours. More detail and additional tours can be found on the online interactive map on the regional tourism website Printed copies can also be downloaded online on the Travel Tools pages.

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  North South Link 5 Irasburg
A 26.9 mile paved link for intermediate and advanced riders.

Irasburg, VT

  Tranquility Lodge VT Lowell
Stay at this 4,000'log cabin-Tranquility Lodge VT-just 12 miles from Jay Peak Ski Resort. This year round wedding/event/vacation mountain retreat-includes a private 40-acres mountain chalet, 5/6 bed & bath and 360 views. This is our third vacation rental season of unparalleled hospitality, natural beauty and tranquility.
87 Mountain Drive
Lowell, VT 05847

  Magnificent Maples Lyndonville
An 11 mile, mostly paved loop for the energetic beginner to advanced rider.

Lyndonville, VT

  Morgan Medley Morgan
A 32 mile unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to advanced rider.

Morgan, 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


  North South Link 3 Norton
A 39.8 mile paved link for intermediate and advanced riders.

Norton, VT

  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

  Eden Mills to Guildhall Craftsbury
A 72.8 mile unpaved link for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Craftsbury, VT

  Buckaroos of 302 Groton
The Buckaroos of 302 maintains miles of beautifully groomed trails connecting to anywhere in VT, NH, NY and even Canada.
Route 302
Groton, VT 05046


  Mountains and Bridges of the Borderline Driving Montgomery
You'll see rich farmland, deeply wooded forests and should have time to visit some of Montgomery’s famed covered bridges.

Montgomery, VT

  South Shore Trail Westmore
A 1 mile climb overlooking the south end of the lake.

Westmore, 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

  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

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

Island Pond, VT

  Beebe Plain to Groton Beebe Plain
A 65.2 mile unpaved link for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Beebe Plain, VT

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

Barton, 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


  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

  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

  Crystal Lake State Park Barton
Crystal Lake is a glacial lake beautifully situated among roughhewn mountain sides.
96 Bellwater Ave
Barton, VT 05822


  The Black River Craftsbury
Located in Orleans County, the Black River is 30 miles long and is known for abundant wildlife habitats and unsettled, forested

Craftsbury, 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

  Beebe Spur 'n Spin Newport
An 11 mile, unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

Newport, VT

  The Connecticut River Canaan
At 407 miles, the Connecticut is the longest river in New England.

Canaan, VT

  Passumpsic River St. Johnsbury
The Passumpsic River allows for a 43-mile canoe trip through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

St. Johnsbury, VT

  North Country Mountaineers Orleans
North Country Mountaineers grooms and maintains snowmobile trails in Newport, Coventry and Irasburg.
48 South Street
Orleans, V 05860


  North South Link 1 Beecher Falls
A 56.3 mile paved link for energetic beginners to advanced riders.

Beecher Falls, VT

  Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club Derby
Drift Dusters snowmobile club is based out of Derby, VT. and maintains trails all throughout the Northeast Kingdom.

Derby, VT 05829

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

Groton, VT

  A Peek at Jay Peak Jay
A 20 mile, mostly unpaved ride for the energetic beginner to advanced rider featuring views of Jay Peak.

Jay, VT

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

Westmore, 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

  Treasure Trove Hardwick
Inspiration shines, sparkles, and turns in the galleries, museums, and studios along these back roads.

Hardwick, VT

  North South Link 91 Derby Line
A 79.8 mile link for intermediate and advanced riders.

Derby Line, VT

  Farm & Village Driving Tour Jay
Mountains, Bridges, Waterfalls, Round Barns, Highland Cattle, Buffalo, Craft Shops and Incredible Scenery Everywhere You Look!

Jay, VT

  Back Roads to Big Falls Westfield
A 22 mile, mostly paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Westfield, VT

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

Westmore, VT

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

Victory, VT

  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

  Island Pond Island Pond
Island Pond is a smaller lake nestled in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom.

Island Pond, 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

  Great Vermont Corn Maze North Danville
Selected one of the TOP 10 mazes in America! Miles of pathways with a different design each year and so much more.
1404 Wheelock Road
North Danville, VT 05828

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

Groton, VT

  Kettle Pond Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Kettle Pond Trail is a 3 mile moderate walk around a secluded lake.

Groton, VT

  Mostly Moose Island Pond
A 67 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

Island Pond, VT

  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

  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

  Glacial Lakes Lyndonville
A 68 mile, paved loop, for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Lyndonville, VT

  Willoughby River Barton
The Willoughby and Barton Rivers form the western boundary of the Willoughby Wildlife Management Area.

Barton, VT

  NEK Adventures Rentals and Tours Danville
NEK Adventures offers Snowmobile RENTALS, guided snowmobile tours, and ATV tours. Located close to Burke Mountain, Island pond, and Jay peak. NEKA gives you the opportunity to see Vermont sights that most will miss by car!
96 Webster Hill Rd.
Danville, VT 05828

  Around the Block Hardwick
A 58 mile, paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Hardwick, VT

  Orleans Snowstormers Newport
The Orleans Snowstormers is based in Orleans Village and maintains and grooms 55 miles of trails in the Northeast Kingdom.
48 Natural Hill
Newport, VT 05855


  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


  North South Link 7 North Troy
A 21.1 mile paved link for intermediate and advanced riders.

North Troy, VT

  Forest Frontier Island Pond
Essex County is a frontier - forest and wildlife share the domain with people on equal footing.

Island Pond, VT

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

Westmore, VT

  An O.K. Ride to Alright Spring St. Johnsbury
An 18 mile, unpaved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

St. Johnsbury, VT

  Montgomery Center to Island Pond Montgomery
A 58.2 mile link for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Montgomery, VT

  East West Link 2 Canaan
A 78.5 mile paved link for the Intermediate and advanced rider.

Canaan, VT

  East West Link 6 Lower Waterford
A 41.8 mile paved link for the intermediate to advanced rider

Lower Waterford, 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

  Lake Memphremagog Newport
A 30 mile long lake that crosses the border into Canada.

Newport, VT

  East West Link 4 Irasburg
A 61.5 mile paved link for the intermediate to advanced rider

Irasburg, VT

  Burke Mountain Toll Road East Burke
The Burke Mountain Toll Road winds up the face of Burke Mountain to almost the very peak.

East Burke, VT 05832


  Glover Trailwinders West Glover
50 Miles of Groomed Trails through Glover, Barton, Albany, Craftsbury, Irasburg, and Sheffield.

West Glover, VT 05875


  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

  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

  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

  Willoughby Lake Westmore
Public beaches at the north and south ends with restrooms, excellent boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing.

Westmore, VT 05860

  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

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

Westmore, VT

  Little Averill Lake Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Averill
Managed by the Vermont Nature Conservancy, the lake is a perfect place for a paddling trip.

Averill, VT

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

Westmore, VT

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

Norton, VT

  Northern Lights Lyndonville
A loop which begins in Lyndonville, continues to East Burke, Newark, Westmore, East Charleston, and Island Pond.

Lyndonville, VT

  Town & Country St. Johnsbury
A loop which begins in St. Johnsbury and meanders through the surrounding countryside with stops in Peacham, Barnet and Danville

St. Johnsbury, VT

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

Lemington, 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

  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


  North Troy to Lowell Spur North Troy
A 18.2 mile unpaved link for energetic beginners to advanced riders.

North Troy, VT

  Northern Forest Canoe Trail Waitsfield
Paddle your way through history on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail as it wanders through the Northeast Kingdom.

Waitsfield, VT 05673

  Long Pond Natural Area - The Nature Conservancy Greensboro
The Nature Conservancy manages 1,500 feet of shoreline around this remote pond surrounded by a softwood and hardwood forest.

Greensboro, VT

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

Norton, VT

  Lake Caspian Greensboro
Lake Caspian in Greensboro doubles as a natural band shell. Classical music concerts can be heard playing over Caspian's waters in the summer.

Greensboro, VT

  Pedal to Peacham Peacham
A 48 mile, mostly paved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Peacham, VT

  Craftsbury Classic Craftsbury
An 11 mile, paved loop for the energetic beginner to the advanced rider.

Craftsbury, VT

  Northwoods Stewardship Center East Charleston
The Northwoods Stewardship Center offers a wide variety of community programs, from live music to snowshoe excursions or guided canoe paddles. Visit our website for full program & event listings.
154 Leadership Drive
East Charleston, VT 05833

  Harvey's Lake West Barnet
Nearly a quarter mile of sandy beach with a marked swimming area, lifeguard, picnic tables & bathhouse.

West Barnet, VT 05821

  Living Landscape Brownington
Dairy farms, open pasture - the North Country of the Kingdom is a land of crops and cattle.

Brownington, 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


  Lakes Region Roundabout Irasburg
A 30 mile, unpaved loop for the intermediate to advanced rider.

Irasburg, VT

  Seymour Lake Morgan
A clean and beautiful Vermont lake surrounded by hills and mountains.

Morgan, VT 05853

  Newark E-Z Riders Newark
Newark E-Z Riders Snowmobile Club grooms and maintains this trail winding through the small town of Newark VT.

Newark, VT 05871


  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