Retreat Trails

Retreat Trail 1Brattleboro, VT
Retreat Trails

A network of nature trails, footpaths, and carriage roads originally constructed on Brattleboro Retreat land in the 1800s to provide its patients with opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities and recreation with a variety of unique areas and connecting trails.  Walkers, hikers, bikers, equestrians, Nordic skiers, and snowshoers can enjoy these trails.  Pets are welcome on leashes; owners must clean up after them.

Sweet Pond State Park

sweetpondGuilford, VT
Sweet Pond State Park

Sweet Pond State Park is open for day visits.  It is unstaffed, and there are no developed facilities.  Camping is not permitted.

 

Mt. Wantastiquet Trail

wantastiquet 1Chesterfield, NH
Mt. Wantastiquet Trail

The 513-acre Madame Sherri Forest on the eastern slope of Mount Wantastiquet abuts the larger, 847-acre Wantastiquet State Forest.  Trails are linked to the larger Wantastiquet Monadnock Greenway Trail, stretching from the Connecticut River east to Mount Monadnock.

West River Trail

west river trailBrattleboro, VT
West River Trail

The 16-mile West River Trail appeals to a wide range of trail users.  The rail-trail has a nearly level surface, ideal for walkers, cyclists and equestrians, while a rugged section satisfies avid hikers. The West River Railroad once traveled this corridor, linking the industrial communities of Brattleboro and Londonderry.

Molly Stark State Park

mollystarkMarlboro, VT
Molly Stark State Park

This state park, originally a Civilian Conservation Corps project, offers 23 campsites, 11 lean-to shelters, pavilion, picnic facilities, firewood and ice sales, and restrooms/showers.

Appalachian Trail

Appalachian trailAppalachian Trail

Turn right and you can walk to Georgia; turn left and you can walk to Maine.  This storied, 2,200-mile trail offers hiking through varied terrain, shelters for overnight stays, scenic views and, of course, numerous shorter sections for more casual enthusiasts.

Putney Mountain/Pinnacle

Putney, VT
Putney Mountain

HIkes from Putney Mountain include a trail to the Pinnacle, a scenic peak in Westminster and a self-guided tour on a nature