WITH HUNDREDS OF MILES OF HIKING trails stretching from the shores of Lake Champlain, to the peaks of the spectacular Green Mountains, to the woodlands of the southern region, the picturesque state of Vermont seems to have been made for hikers. This guide from the outdoor experts at the Appalachian Mountain Club features 60 of the best day hikes Vermont has to offer, for all experience levels. An at-a-glance trip planner accompanies the detailed trip descriptions, highlighting the best trail options for kids, dogs, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Whether you’re looking to explore high summits like Camel’s Hump or Mount Mansfield, hike along the Long Trail or the Appalachian Trail, or take a day trip to some of the state’s many fertile valleys, rivers, and ponds, this is a must-have resource.
JENNIFER LAMPHERE ROBERTS has spent most of her life on trails: hiking, skiing, biking, and paddling them; building them; and leading young people on them to learn about the backcountry. Since earning her degree in education, she has taught at outdoor-oriented schools, worked for the Appalachian Mountain Club, served on the Vermont Trails and Greenways Council, and worked for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.