• Hiking

  • Addison County has many great areas in which to hike. Below are brief descriptions and links to get more information.


    GREEN MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST

    The Green Mountain National Forest's diverse landscapes range from the rugged exposed heights of the Green Mountains to quiet secluded hollows in the Wilderness. The Forest was established in 1932 after uncontrolled logging, fire, and flooding ravaged the state of Vermont. Today the Green Mountain National Forest has grown--tract by tract--to more than 400,000 acres that stretch across nearly two-thirds the length of Vermont.

    LONG TRAIL

    Portions of Vermont's Long Trail go through and can be accessed by side trails in Addison County.

    MOOSALAMOO NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

    Explore Moosalamoo's cliffs, mountain lakes, streams, diversity of plants, and animals. Retrace footsteps of its first inhabitants and early settlers. Experience bird watching, heritage exploring, berry picking, hiking, skiing, biking, and camping. Moosalamoo is located between Route 125 and Route 73 within the Green Mountain National Forest. The most popular access points are from Route 53 near Branbury State Park and along the Goshen-Ripton Road.

    TRAIL AROUND MIDDLEBURY

    Commonly referred to as the TAM, the trail a 16-mile footpath, encircling the town of Middlebury and linking several hundred acres of town land, conserved properties, schools, and other local landmarks.

    VOGA

    Vermont Outdoor Guide Association (VOGA) is a statewide association of outdoor professionals and services.

  • Buck Mountain
  • Trail Around Middlebury
  • Winter hike on the Robert Frost Interpretive trail, Ripton, Vermont
  • Photo credits from top to bottom:

    Addison County Chamber of Commerce
    Middlebury Area Land Trust/Mariah Nielsen 
    Addison County Chamber of Commerce