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Fields atop this long ridge attract wildlife and provide western views across Bennington and the Taconic Mountains.
Harmon Hill Professional Review and Guide
"Fields atop this long ridge attract wildlife and provide western views across Bennington and the Taconic Mountains."
--Jennifer Lamphere Roberts, Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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"A half-day hike to a low summit overlooking Bennington, the Vermont Valley, and
the Taconic Range."
--Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour), Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"Harmon Hill starts oﬀ with a grueling, seemingly relentless climb up a long circuitous stone stairway but ends with a placid, lush, green ﬁ eld and forest."
--Lafe Low, Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Popular trek through an airy hardwood forest to a landmark on the Appalachian Trail, with views of the nearby Bennington area and Taconic Range to the west. Wildflowers in May include trout lily (dog-toothed violet), squirrel corn, spring beauties. Harmon Hill was likely named for the prominent Harmon family of the town of Rupert in Bennington County. Reuben Harmon Jr., a member of the Vermont General Assembly, was authorized to mine and mint copper coins in this region as part of Vermont’s proclamation as an independent republic prior to its becoming the fourteenth state in 1791.The climb up Harmon Hill starts out with a cardio bang, but ends with a casual lilt. While the views from the summit are not particularly dramatic, it is a pleasing destination at the end of a nice woodland walk. Enter the woods on the AT/LT–South (white blazes). The path climbs steeply up a long series of stone steps and well-placed rocks, in a show of expert trail work, and gains elevation quickly."
--Lisa Densmore, Hiking the Green Mountains (Falcon Guides).
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