Abbey Pond Trail

East Middlebury, Vermont

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The Abbey Pond Trail (blue blazes) enters the woods on a gravel path. At first it climbs gently, with dense hardwood forest to either side but open sky above. At about 0.1 mile a boulder on the left appears sliced into sections. More large boulders dot the woods, then the trail crosses an old stone wall. The path becomes somewhat steeper, and the gravel gives way to loose rocks. The trail bends to the left, then at 0.2 mile crosses a scenic brook on a solid footbridge. Cascades tumble down a small gorge on the right, then flow over smooth ledges to the left. If the water levels are low, there are a couple of shallow pools here that your dog will enjoy.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

The Abbey Pond Trail (blue blazes) enters the woods on a gravel path. At first it climbs gently, with dense hardwood forest to either side but open sky above. At about 0.1 mile a boulder on the left appears sliced into sections.

More large boulders dot the woods, then the trail crosses an old stone wall. The path becomes somewhat steeper, and the gravel gives way to loose rocks. The trail bends to the left, then at 0.2 mile crosses a scenic brook on a solid footbridge. Cascades tumble down a small gorge on the right, then flow over smooth ledges to the left. If the water levels are low, there are a couple of shallow pools here that your dog will enjoy.

© 2005 Lisa Densmore/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: East Middlebury
Distance: 4.2
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Green Mountain National Forest - Middlebury District
Local Maps: USGS South Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Abbey Pond Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/18/2010
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great trip for foliage season, especially as the typically higher fall water volume means the numerous falls along the trail are truly impressive. the higher water volume is also a drawback however, not only had several parts of the trail become small running brooks, but we were unable to complete the trail as the water was too high to cross the actual stream a couple of miles up the trail. so go prepared to get wet during spring or fall. also, the directions are incorrect. the gravel road to turn onto from us116 is called abby pond road and it is 4.8 miles from the jct of 125 and 116, not 2.3 miles.



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