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Easy Hikes

Make a family moment memorable, one step at a time.

There's a hiking trail for all skill and motivation levels. Hiking with your family can be one of the most memorable moments on your trip, especially if it's the first time someone makes it to a summit or scenic vista.

Vermont State Parks open in May and offer the outdoor enthusiast plenty of ways to enjoy the natural landscape. If you plan to hike prior to Memorial Day, be mindful of the mud and look for lower-elevation hardwood forests. Our scenic bike paths are also great alternatives in the spring.

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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.

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5 Kid-Friendly Hikes

If you yearn for the beauty of the backcountry, but are not up for an epic day on the trail, there are many short hikes in Vermont that offer backcountry adventure with reward at the apex.

Kid friendly Hikes with Kids VT

Family Foliage Hikes

Fall is a great time to tackle the trails. KidsVT notes some hikes perfect for families and those with different levels of ability and interest.

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Find a State Park

Vermont State Parks are a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're making camping reservations, deciding on a hike, or looking for more information, start at the park finder.

East Hikes - Farm walks

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Try taking a walk on a farm for a different type of outdoor experience. There are a variety of farms to choose from whether it’s a hop yard or a maple sugarbush.

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