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Family Friendly Hikes

Vermont State Parks offer a wide variety of hiking opportunities that are kid-friendly. See below for a chart of hikes that are suitable for the whole family, listed by region and separated by park.

We provide trail names, trail mileage, one way/loop, difficulty level, length of hike, and description.




Organized by Region:

Northwest

Burton Island
Knight Island
Knight Point
Niquette Bay
Underhill
Woods Island

Southwest

Bomoseen
Branbury
Button Bay
Emerald Lake
Half Moon
Mt. Philo
Lake Shaftsbury
Lake St. Catherine
Woodford

Northeast

Brighton
Elmore
Kettle Pond
Groton Forest
Ricker Pond
Little River
Seyon Lodge
Smugglers' Notch
Waterbury Center

Southeast

Camp Plymouth
Fort Dummer
Gifford Woods
Jamaica
Lowell Lake
Molly Stark
Mt. Ascutney
Quechee


 

Where to Go

 

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Trails
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Hiking With Your Pet

 

Nature Trails
Mt. Mansfield - West Side
Mt. Mansfield - East Side
Camels Hump
Mt. Ascutney
Top 5 Parks for Hiking


Specialty Hiking

 

Additional Resources

Mud Season Hiking
Trail Running

 

Green Mountain Club
Green Mountain National Forest
Local Motion
Moosalamoo Trails
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