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 all winter, though not staffed and without amenities like restrooms and running water, 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 and some form of traction footwear is recommended. Check out the Green Mountain Club's winter hiking preparedness guide for more information.
Winter Day Hiking
Winter hiking affords dramatic views and a sense of calm and serenity that comes with spending time in Vermont’s outdoors. From the northern part of the state to the south, find winter day hikes and preparedness tips from the Green Mountain Club.
Winter Fun at Vermont State Parks
Vermont State Parks are some of the best places to enjoy a host of winter activities, from snowshoeing to ice fishing to sledding. Find parks to enjoy by activity.
BE PREPARED FOR WINTER
Winter recreation means additional precautions and preparedness may be needed. Learn how to best get ready for a day enjoying Vermont’s outdoors in the snow so you can make the most of your day.
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.
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.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Vermont is home to some of the best alpine skiing, with paths suitable for all ability levels and more advanced trails with spectacular views. Find resorts and travel planning information here.
Winter Farm Walks
Try taking a walk on a farm for a different type of outdoor experience. There are a variety of farms to choose from whether it’s a hop yard or a maple sugarbush.
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.
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.
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.