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Winter Hiking Offers Serenity and Beautiful Views

Winter is one of the best times to enjoy a hike. Whether you're looking to summit one of our majestic peaks or take in the season with a lower-tempo walk through the snow, Vermont's trails have you covered. Vermont's 55 state parks are open, though not staffed and without amenities like restrooms and running water, all winter, and make for great hiking and sightseeing with free public access. Mountains like Huntington's Camel's Hump, Stowe's Mount Mansfield and Arlington's Mount Equinox are popular winter hikes, offering spectacularly snowy summit views. When hiking in the winter, it's important to remember temperatures at the top can be drastically colder than the bottom.  Check out the Green Mountain Club's winter hiking preparedness guide for more information.
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Trail Maps & Guides

Having the most recent version of trail maps and guides is imperative to a safe and memorable hike. Be sure to stock up on information prior to your hike.

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Snowshoeing

Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland. Enjoy the calm, quiet and scenic beauty of the season.

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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.

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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.

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Winter Camping

Camping in the winter offers a sense of calm and a unique way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the season. See a new side of Vermont's great outdoors.

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What to Do

Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.