Mt. Philo – Charlotte, VT – 3/4 mile to top ~20 min away
Mt. Philo is a short ‘n sweet hike up a wooded trail or up the access road. The views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks are fantastic. It’s great for kids, dogs, and picnics.
Snake Mountain – Weybridge, VT – 5 miles ~45 min away
A lovely hike with sweeping views at the top. Perfect for a picnic. Check out Lulu’s ice cream in Vergennes on the way home.
Moss Glen Falls – Stowe, VT – >1/2 mile ~45 min away
Either walk just to the falls (10 min) or continue on for a nice hike along the river. These falls are gorgeous and perfect for a family of all ages.
Mt. Pisgah – Westmore, VT 4 miles ~ 2 hours away
A two-mile hike overlooking NEK’s breathtaking Lake Willoughby. Enjoy a cool dip after in one of Vermont’s deepest & coldest lakes.
Nichols Ledge – Woodbury, VT 1 mile ~ 1 hour away
A quick walk to see a beautiful view. (pictured above)
Sterling Pond – Stowe, VT – 2.5 miles~45 – 1 hour away
Take a trip through the twists & turns of Smugglers Notch & enjoy a moderate hike to Sterling Pond!
Stowe Pinnacle – Stowe, VT – 3.7 miles ~45 min away
A great hike with beautiful views without the full day commitment of the longer Mt. Mansfield. Either hike the whole thing or drive up and hike for just the last 1.5 miles. Keep an eye out for the famous golden retrievers that grace the trails and hang out at the top.
Burnt Rock Mountain – Fayston, VT – 5 miles ~ 1 hour away
Relatively moderate hike with some steep and rocky sections. Beautiful expansive view and vistas of the Valley. The parking can be limited so either go early or later in the day!
Mt. Mansfield – Stowe or Underhill, VT – 6 miles ~45 min away
Scaling Vermont’s highest peak is a must in the summer. We love the Sunset Ridge Trail, which is a 5.7 mile loop that takes you above the ridgeline for gorgeous views well worth the rigor.
Camel’s Hump – Huntington, VT – 6 miles ~40 min away
As the third highest peak in Vermont, Camel’s Hump is not to be missed! We prefer the Burrows trail – which is more moderate than the others. We suggest stopping at Sweet Simone’s in Richmond on your way to fuel up!
Mt. Abraham – Bristol, VT – 5 miles ~ 1 hour away
One of our absolute favorites. A beautiful & diverse hike to the top with fewer crowds and a rewarding view. A bit of a commitment. Right when you feel like you’re at the top you have another 30 minutes to go. Highly suggest!
Hunger Mountain – Stowe, VT – 3.7 miles ~45 min away
Another one of our favorites. A complete 360 view from the top with fewer crowds than Camel’s & Mansfield.