Hiking in Southern Vermont
Southern Vermont is known for its beautiful scenery, and one of the best ways to enjoy it is hiking on one of the many area trails. Whether you want a challenging mountain climb with the reward of endless views, a secluded hike in the green trees, or a just a short easy walk through town, there is a trail here for you!
Here are a few of our favorite hikes, or check out our Hiking & Biking directory for all the trails in the area.
Valley Trail in West Dover
The Valley Trail is a scenic pedestrian and bicycle pathway that connects the towns of Dover & Wilmington. This 5 mile trail has a variety of terrain through its different sections, including a paved section of trail in the Historic District of West Dover. This paved portion is just over a mile long and is a great way to enjoy an easy walk with a great view.
Hoot, Toot, & Whistle Trail
The Hoot, Toot, & Whistle is a multi-use trail that is named after the railway whose rail bed the trail now follows. This 2 mile trail begins at Reardon’s Bridge in downtown Wilmington and follows the Deerfield River before meandering along the shoreline of Harriman’s Reservoir and finally ending at the reservoir’s picnic & swimming area. A perfect hike with great views before dinner in downtown Wilmington.
When you hike to the top of Mount Snow you are rewarded with magnificent views as far as the eye can see. Explore their 7 different hiking trails, ranging in all lengths and abilities. You can also plan your hike on a day when the Bluebird Express is offering scenic lift rides – hike up, enjoy the views at the Bullwheel restaurant at the summit, and then have the chair lift take your weary legs back down for an all around experience.