Bald Mountain Trail

Westmore, Vermont

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Don’t let the name fool you. There are at least five Bald Mountains in Vermont, none of which have bald summits, but their tops were once clear as a result of forest fires. Subsequent erosion left the peaks bald for many years, but gradually the hardiest plants returned, followed by trees again. Bald Mountain in Westmore is not only the tallest Bald Mountain in Vermont, it is also the tallest peak in the Lake Willoughby area. Its fire tower is a great destination for hikers. Dogs will enjoy the exercise it takes to get there and the chance to explore the summit clearing and rustic shelter, where there are many interesting things to sniff.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

Don’t let the name fool you. There are at least five Bald Mountains in Vermont, none of which have bald summits, but their tops were once clear as a result of forest fires. Subsequent erosion left the peaks bald for many years, but gradually the hardiest plants returned, followed by trees again.

Bald Mountain in Westmore is not only the tallest Bald Mountain in Vermont, it is also the tallest peak in the Lake Willoughby area. Its fire tower is a great destination for hikers. Dogs will enjoy the exercise it takes to get there and the chance to explore the summit clearing and rustic shelter, where there are many interesting things to sniff.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Westmore
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 1,450 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation; Westmore Association Trail Committee
Local Maps: USGS Island Pond
Driving Directions: Directions to Bald Mountain Trail

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