Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest, Rutland: Address, Green Mountain National Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest
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The Green Mountains offer among the best fall foliage viewing, pleasing both hikers and those on the many scenic drives.
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margaret m
Bennington, VT71 contributions
Beautiful forest and waterfall vistas!
May 2020
We took a picnic to Lara Falls in Green Mountain National Forest yesterday and had the best time! In our group were a three-year-old, a six-year-old, a 35-year-old and a 65-year-old. We all were able to hike the uphill trail with no problems. Many beautiful overlooks and places to wade in the stream along the way. Mosquitoes were a problem in the shaded areas and there was some mud from a recent rain, but you can do the hike in sneakers. Highly recommended!
Written May 25, 2020
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Passenger707815
Rutland, VT22 contributions
Worthwhile in every season
Aug 2019
GMNF has many access points throughout the state from all types of roads. Hiking, birding, XC skiing, snowmobiling, leaf-peeping and mountain biking are a few of the activities you can enjoy here. Be aware that some of the Forest Service roads are not maintained in the winter and can be tough going in spring/mud season.
Written December 9, 2019
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LaoBlue
Port Deposit, MD558 contributions
Where to drive?
Oct 2019 • Couples
We travelled along highway 7 from the southwestern edge of the park, but this is a well travelled road with trucks and clearing on both sides is wide. It's more industrial too. So recommend highway 100 on the east side, but you will find this road suffers from dips and lack or repair. However there are places along 100 that are beautiful. We also found that highway 73 was so relaxing and not much traffic. It has been recently resurfaced so the drive is very pleasant!!
These pictures were taken October 7, 2019, so it maybe past peak now.
Be mindful of morning fog too which is nice if not too thick. You may also catch morning dew steaming off the trees!
Written October 16, 2019
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Whiskey Sugar
49 contributions
Scenic views - beautiful small towns
Sep 2019
There are a lot of small towns along this route (scenic byway 100 - i think), Do stop to get pictures. The town of Weston is really beautiful.
Written October 10, 2019
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,795 contributions
Beautiful Early Fall Color
Sep 2019 • Couples
In a weekend fall drive, we enjoyed the beautiful early fall colors. We would like to come back a little later when the leaves are at their peak.
Written September 25, 2019
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Matt M.
Pittsburgh, PA105 contributions
Gem of a Place
Aug 2019 • Couples
We dropped by for the summer, though it seems this would be a key place for winter sports as well. A quiet and quaint piece of the National Forest realm. Kayaking the Lowell and Gale Meadows lakes were most memorable and the most relaxing times of the trip. Stargazing is ideal in many places. There are some absolutely beautiful AirBnB and camping areas available. Manchester is nearby which offers many options for local cuisine and ethnic fare, as well as amenities such as fuel and grocery stores. This place is great for both us as a couple and families alike. Renting kayaks and other outdoor gear from nearby vendors was extremely simple and affordable as well. If you’re a history buff, drop by the Lowell Lake State Park and check out the graveyard. This cemetery holds the graves of some revolutionary war veterans and interesting others.
Written August 2, 2019
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pika_candid_reviews
Zurich, Switzerland317 contributions
Awesome forest with fabulous hiking trails
Oct 2018
Green Mountain National Forest is a very nice area with a lot of pretty hiking trails and destinations. The national forest is very gorgeous with a lot of marvelous spots for enjoying and photographing.
Written May 8, 2019
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raymocliff714
Rutland, VT15 contributions
Hiker
Jun 2018 • Solo
Our dirt roads here in Vermont are the Best!!! We have many connecting loops and shortcuts!! And they are well maintained too!
Written August 28, 2018
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ElaineRandy
Pittsfield, MA8 contributions
Grout Pond
Jul 2018 • Family
This is our third summer overnight camping at Grout Pond. What a downslide we found this year. We arrived on a Wednesday to camp for five days. No tp in the vault toilet (capacity four rolls). Two days later still no tp. A group of three twenty-somethings canoed to the non-camping side of the Pond , set up camp complete with loud music. We had to paddle across the pond and ask them to shut the music off.
Where is the money for campsites being spent? There is no oversight by any “official” rangers. We paid our campsite fees but we know many others did not.
Trails are overgrown and not maintained. Old map still reflects two vault toilets that no longer exist and forget about campsites 11 and 10. They are in poor, unusable condition.
Written July 29, 2018
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Aleta K
Honolulu, HI23 contributions
We love Vermont
Jun 2018
We often travel all the way across the country to enjoy the pleasures of Vermont the Green Mountains are beautiful and can be hiked with confidence. We stay near the Okemo resort in a private home. We are surrounded by these picturesque mountains. Do something different, try Vermont !
Written July 18, 2018
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