Ledges Overlook Trail

Townshend, Vermont 5359

Ledges Overlook Trail

Ledges Overlook Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a short recreational trail to an outcrop high above Townshend Lake.

Less than 2 miles from the entrance to Townshend State Park, the recreational facilities at Townshend Lake add a dash of luxury to hiker options. Maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the sandy beach, pavilion shelters, and extensive picnic grounds rimming the western shore indulge the passive pleasures of a steamy summer day. For a little exercise before firing up charcoal in the grill, the Ledges Overlook Hiking Trail supplies an aerobic workout by means of a brisk climb to a nearby outcrop with local views not available on Bald Mountain."

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Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Jennifer Lamphere Roberts
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"Watch for bald eagles and osprey soaring over Townshend Lake, and walk through a pretty woodland savanna high above the valley."

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Trail Information

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300 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Townshend Lake, Vermont Highway 30, Townshend, VT 05353; (802) 365-7703
Local Contacts
Trail maps are posted in the picnic area and may be available from the address below.
Local Maps

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