Vermont has an increasing number of park-like recreation paths, and hundreds of miles of back roads and country lanes that provide delightful walking routes. These are extremely useful during the spring months, when hiking trails are closed to control damage during mud season. These back roads and country lanes enable people of all skill levels to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the simplest way possible: putting one foot in front of the other. The Green Mountain Club also provides a list of hikes that are appropriate during mud season, many of them on low elevation, south-facing slopes which tend to dry out earlier in the season. But even in those places, be prepared to turn around if the trail is suddenly muddy.

The Green Mountain Club is the resource for the state’s hiking options. With a mission to “make the Vermont mountains play a larger role in the life of the people,” the Green Mountain Club is a non-profit that not only keeps Vermont’s hiking trails open, but offers outdoor education, workshops, and hiking guidebooks and pocket maps. For more information about hiking or to get maps and guidebooks, you can call their headquarters at 802-244-7037. Drop by the club's visitor center, on Route 100 in Waterbury Center, for some friendly hiking conversation, including safety tips, gear suggestions, and trail recommendations.

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Outdoor Recreation Trails

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