Best Walking in Vermont

This list represents the most popular walking in Vermont. Use this list to plan your next Vermont walking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (South)


A lightly wooded trail through cornfields and meadows of wild-flowers. Surface: Original ballast, ranging from hard-packed cinder to gravel. Location: Rutland and Bennington Counties.…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
West Pawlet, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 10.6 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#2. Delaware and Hudson Rail-Trail (North)


If you want to escape the hectic pace of most urban areas of the Northeast, plan a trip to the Delaware & Hudson Rail-Trail. Currently tucked along the rural western border of Vermont, the Delaware &…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Castleton, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 9.2 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#3. Alburg Recreational Rail-Trail


A short but superb trail nestled in the remote, lake-filled region of northwestern Vermont—just a few miles from the Canadian border. Several wildlife refuges are nearby. While the trail starts o…
From the guidebook "Rails To Trails: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine"
Alburg, VT - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Rail-Trails, Walking - 3.5 miles
Published by The Globe Pequot Press

#4. Island Line Bike Trail


Bike from the urban core of Burlington past peaceful wooded shoreline to the grand causeways that cross Lake Champlain—all on level-graded, dedicated bike paths! This delightful bike trip has so many…
From the guidebook "Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont"
Burlington, VT - Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Walking - 4.0–38.0 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books