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The Green Mountains, Vermont

Any mountains that fall within the state of Vermont are commonly called the Green Mountains and if you're intent on trekking at a higher elevation then there are 5 peaks within the range that tower above the 4,000 feet mark.
Overview

Green Mountains Tours

This is quintessential New England countryside! If you're in the mood for strolling through the leafy trails of Vermont accompanied by beavers, moose and wild turkeys then it doesn't get any better than the Green Mountains National Forest.

Featuring parts of the Appalachian Trail as well as the Long and the Robert Frost trails, there are numerous opportunities to get out and about on foot.

With eight official wilderness areas to be found within the Green Mountains it's no surprise that nature photographers will be in their absolute element.

As several mountains that fall within Vermont weigh in at an elevation of over 4,000 feet, trekking above the ridge-line presents an excellent example of alpine tundra as well as some incredible views of the surrounding area.

Interactive Map

The Green Mountains, Vermont

Insider Tips

Fall Foliage
Vermont is as synonymous with leaf chasers as it is with maple syrup and as such you can expect to find a whole host of visitors around about the autumn time. Best advice for experiencing 'fall foliage' is to visit during the week so as to avoid the weekend rush and heading up above the ridge-line to see the spectacular display from a bird's eye view is simply breath-taking. Of course, if you don't mind sharing then just dive right in as there are plenty of opportunities to take a stroll under a colourful canopy from mid-September through to mid-October.
When to go
You can expect reasonably warm weather as early as late May and early June which is good news if you're able to visit before the school holidays. However, it's worth packing for every eventuality is advisable even during the warmer summer months. It's often the autumn that draws the biggest crowds as the Green Mountains turn a spectacular array of yellows, reds and oranges. Best advice is to visit during the spring or early September for clear days and less crowds, although the resplendent colour change of mid-October is often hard to resist.
Highlights & Activities

Green Mountains Tour Highlights

The Long Trail
As the oldest trail of its kind in America, the Long Trail threads its way through forests and across mountains for just over 270 miles and offers some fabulous views of New England's finest forests. This is an excellent chance for serious hikers to win their spurs.
Wildlife
A series of wildlife protection projects have resulted in essential habitats for plant and animal life remaining relatively untouched within the natural wilderness. Black bears, moose, coyote and beaver can all be found along the Appalachian Trail section.

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