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Hiking in Vermont

The Best Views in the House

Vermont is the best place to take a hike. With 67 mountains statewide, there's no shortage of opportunities to explore our rugged terrain and take in one of our favorite views – the Green Mountains from a summit. If mountains aren't your speed, Vermont has a growing number of paths and rail trails, and hundreds of miles of back roads and country lanes that allow people of all skill levels to get out and enjoy the outdoors. No matter the trail of your choosing, help us keep the trails free and open to all by being a good trail steward and responsible hiker. This means planning ahead and taking caution to stay on the trail, especially in Vermont’s fragile alpine zones. The Green Mountain Club is the go-to resource for the state’s hiking options. Learn more about the state’s trail systems, including the 272-mile Long Trail, and find your perfect hike with dozens of suggestions. The club's visitor center, on Route 100 in Waterbury Center, will be open to in-person visitors Fridays through Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting June 4 this summer. You can also call, email, or connect on social media for friendly hiking conversation, safety tips, gear suggestions and trail recommendations.
Mountain Top Sunrise in Vermont

Join the Adventure

The Green Mountain Club has been building and maintaining trails for over 100 years, including Vermont’s famous Long Trail. We’ve laid out all you need to start your trek.

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Find A Park

Vermont State Parks are the place to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike or looking for information, start at the park finder.

Local Motion trail finder.

Find Your Next Hike

TrailFinder's resources will inspire you for your next hike and point you to important information like closures, difficulty level and nearby services.

Family Attractions

5 Kid-Friendly Hikes

If you yearn for the beauty of the backcountry, but are not up for an epic day on the trail, there are many short hikes in Vermont that offer backcountry adventure with reward at the apex.

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Camping

Embrace Vermont's great outdoors. Camping in Vermont means nights under the stars, cozy campfires and the chance to forge tighter bonds and escape the everyday.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.