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Robert Frost Wayside Trail

off Route 125, 10 mi east of Middlebury, Middlebury, VT
802 388-4362
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Middlebury
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: A nature trail, posted with Frost's poems, leading to beautiful views of the Green Mountains.
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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370 reviews 370 reviews
54 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This trail is nice and easy. It's more a loop you walk around than a real hike. I loved all of the Robert Frost poetry along the way. There's a nice area with a plaque and a bench. Good for photos. The walk is easy. A word of warning though, continue on toward the parking lot (it's the other half... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Its not a long trail but its a easy trail that you can stop along the way to absorb the beauty of the forest. It takes you thru the marsh,,, over a stream... into the forest. Its also dog friendly and she love the various sents that she came across along the path... her nose was a moving,,,,

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Lexington, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A beautiful trail that combines the beautiful scenery of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the words of poet Robert Frost, whose cabin is nearby. The path goes from marsh to mountain view to forest, and small plaques give samples of Frost poetry that fits the location.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We couldn't make it to Frost's farmhouse further south and so decided to walk the trail near Middlebury instead. It was perfect, got there about 9 am and there was not a soul about. Good easy walking, my mother aged 83 managed well, just needed an arm now and again. Say chipmunks, beaver dams, stunning views over the the Green... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a wonderful scenic trail offering a long trail for those who love hiking and a shorter rail for leisurely strolling

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Middlebury, Vermont
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is an easy trail to take children on. Stop and read the peoms he wrote while living there. I would recommend it for a Sunday walk. Autumn is especially nice with all of the beautiful colors mother nature gave us.

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This trail offers the traveler an opportunity to experience the poems of Robert Frost as they were meant to be enjoyed. At a fork in the trail, there was a placard with "The Road Not Taken", adjacent to a birch tree was a poem on birches, overlooking the meadow was a poem on outdoor fields, and so on. It was... More

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Buffalo, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We traveled through the trail on a cold November afternoon. My husband and I were the only people in the park. It was still very beautiful with the light dusting of snow. We were able to take some amazing photos along our hike. I'm sure its even more beautiful during the warmer months!

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Cleveland, OH
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just off scenic Rt 125E, this easy to walk 1.2 mile looped trail takes you past a beaver pond, over stream, up into woods, and through pastures; plaques with Frost poems are mounted along the trail and benches provide a place to sit and contemplate.

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Dallas, TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Drove from Burlington, beautiful scenic drive! Limited bathroom availability on the way. There is a rustic outdoor toilet at the start of the trail...as a woman it made me want to run away screaming but we made it work. Enough about that. The trail is gorgeous! Bits of poetry on signs here and there, markers identifying the plants. Easy to... More

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