Hiking Mount Independence

Six miles of walking and hiking trails wind past archaeological sites and offer scenic views of Lake Champlain and the countryside. The Baldwin Trail is suitable for outdoor wheelchairs and strollers, making it accessible and ADA-compliant for all ages and ability levels. Trails can be used year-round and include archeological features, educational signage, rugged views of Lake Champlain and historic landmarks like soldiers’ huts and a storehouse. 

All trails start at the trailhead kiosk near the museum building.  Get your trail guide and map in the museum and learn more about Mount Independence’s four trails.

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Mount Independence Map Download


This brochure provides extra information, including the site's history, with a timeline of events, and a map with labeled hiking trails and a self-guided tour.

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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.