Kid-friendly Hiking in

Northern Vermont

These are hikes for outdoor lovers who want to immerse themselves in nature without a serious workout, so pack your camera. Your binoculars. Your picnic lunch.

Length : 2.5-mile trail network Dogs: Yes, on-leash Swimming? Yes! Fee: Yes, for parking

Red Rocks Park, South Burlington

Length: ¾ mile one way Dogs: Allowed on leash Fee: $4 for adults / $2 for kids (free during the off-season)

Mount Philo, Charlotte

Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 1.2 miles (one way) Dogs: On-leash Fees: $9 per car and driver; $11 for each passenger

Mount Mansfield nose-to-chin, STowe

Difficulty: Easy with an element of danger (gorge and falls) Distance: 0.2 miles to the falls   Dogs: Yes Fees: Free

Bingham falls, stowe

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 0.3 miles to the falls Dogs: Yes, but I’m not sure of the leash laws. Fees: Free

Moss Glen falls, Stowe

Difficulty: moderate Distance: 1.5 miles (one way) Dogs: Yes, on leashes Fee: Free

Owl's Head, Groton state forest

Difficulty: The first mile is easy, the second moderate Distance: 2.1-mile loop Dogs: Yes Fee: Free

Lake Willoughby's south shore trail, westmore

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1.4-mile loop Dogs: Yes, on-leash Swimming? Yes! Fee: $4 for adults, $2 for kids

Spectacle Pond, Brighton

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 1.6-mile network of trails Dogs: Yes Fee: Free

Sentinel Rock State Park, Westmore

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