Day Trips & Tours

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. Printed copies can also be downloaded online on the Travel Guides pages.





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

Barton, VT





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

Montgomery, 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





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

Westmore, VT





  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





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

Island Pond, 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





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

Beebe Plain, 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





  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





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

Norton, VT





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

Newport, 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





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

Jay, 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





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

Craftsbury, 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





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

Westmore, 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





  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





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

802-754-2370





  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





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

Island Pond, 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





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

West Glover, VT 05875

800-729-1704





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

North Troy, VT





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

Hardwick, 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





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

Irasburg, 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





  New Discovery State Park Marshfield
Groton State Forest, with over 26,000 acres, is the second largest State Park in Vermont.
4239 VT Rte 232
Marshfield, VT 05658

802-426-3042





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

Westmore, 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





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

North Troy, VT





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

Westmore, VT





  Big Deer State Park Groton
Come into the Forest and you will see how to spend time more leisurely. There's something for everyone at Groton State Forest.
1467 Boulder Beach Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





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

Craftsbury, VT





  Mollie Beattie Bog Boardwalk Brunswick
The Bog is a destination for visitors because of its exceptional wildlife viewing, photography, and interpretive opportunities.
Route 105
Brunswick, VT





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

Lyndonville, 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





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

Westmore, VT 05860





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

Lower Waterford, VT





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

Lyndonville, VT





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

Derby Line, 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

802-626-3322





  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





  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





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

802-525-6205





  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





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

Peacham, VT





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

Morgan, VT





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

Morgan, VT 05853





  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

802-334-6179





  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

802-467-3436





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

Brownington, VT





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

Westmore, 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





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

Canaan, VT





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

Hardwick, VT





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

Beecher Falls, 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





  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





  Peacham Bog Loop Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Peacham Bog Loop Trail is a 4.5 mile moderate hike through diverse woods with views Peacham Bog and a beaver dam.

Groton, VT





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

Canaan, 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





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

Lemington, VT





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

Groton, VT





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

Irasburg, VT





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

Irasburg, 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





  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





  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





  Seyon Lodge State Park Groton
One of Vermont's best kept secrets, Seyon Lodge State Park provides rustic and welcoming facilities.
2967 Seyon Pond Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3829





  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





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

Westmore, 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

802-584-3630





  Stillwater State Park Groton
The campground has 62 tent/trailer sites and 17 lean-tos. There is a swimming beach, boat launch/dock facility and play area.
44 Stillwater Road
Groton, VT 05046

802-584-3822





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

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

802-962-5240





  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





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

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





  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





  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





  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





  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





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

Victory, VT





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

Lyndonville, VT





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

Island Pond, VT





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

Groton, VT





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

Norton, VT





  Victory Bog Wildlife Management Area Victory
Here you'll find a vairety of trees, plants, birds and wildlife such as deer, moose, bears, minks, bobcats and more. You can walk into the bog using the trail from the parking area at Damon's Crossing. The trail is the former railroad bed for the Victory Railroad.

Victory, VT





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

Groton, VT





  Coldwater Brook Trail - Groton State Forest Groton
The Coldwater Brook Trail is a moderate 1.9 mile trail.

Groton, VT





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

Newport, VT





  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





  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





  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





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

Westfield, VT