YAC: Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

The Young Adventures Club will meet at Black & Maquam Creek Trail head on VT-78 at 10 AM. This flat two and a half mile out and back trail explores meadow, forest, and wetlands. Plan about two hours to wander at the pace of the littlest legs. Dress for mud and please bring a snack […]

Mansfield Toll Road

Rescheduled from 4/21. Hike the Mansfield Toll Road to the visitor center while it’s closed to vehicular traffic and return the same way. Good elevation change for a hike during mud season. Moderate hike, 9 miles round trip. Moderate Hike. Moderate pace. 9 miles. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 4/26/2024.

Trifecta of Burlington Parks

We’ll start at Ethan Allen Park, circling around the park, up a path to the Pinnacle then on to the tower and down to the parking area. We’ll then walk through a neighborhood to get to the paths at Rock Point Park with stunning views of the Adirondacks. After our tour of Rock Point, we’ll […]

Mt. Elmore

From Elmore State Park we'll hike up the Fire Tower trail to the old ranger station foundation and continue up to the fire tower at the summit. We'll then follow the Ridge Trail past Balancing Rock and back to the parking area.Easy to moderate Hike. Relaxed pace. 4.4 miles. 1000' elevation gain.Group limit 10.Contact leader […]

Duxbury Window Hike to see Bear Scarred Beech Stand

A steep but short hike up to a view of the Winooski River Valley from Duxbury Window, with a stop to check out a bear scarred beech stand along the way. See claw marks of bears and "bears nests" in the trees, where bears have fattened up on beech nuts in past autumns. Moderate to […]

Mansfield: Subway to Lakeview

From Underhill State Park we'll climb the Laura Cowles trail, hit the summit, follow the challenging Subway, Canyon North Extension, Canyon North, Canyon, and Lakeview trails that parallel the Mansfield ridge along it's west side, and return by the LT and Sunset Ridge. This is a difficult hike along some of the most challenging trails […]

Mt. Abraham

We'll hike the Long Trail north from Lincoln Gap to the summit of Mount Abraham. There are some rocky scrambles near the summit.Moderate to difficult Hike. Moderate pace. 5.2 miles. 1600' elevation gain.Group limit 10.Contact leader by 6/14/2024.

In Search of the Carnivorous Butterwort

We'll hike up a ski trail on Spruce Peak in Stowe and look for these plans. The butterworts are indeed dangerous (if you are a really small insect), very rare in Vermont, very inconspicuous, and very common in the one small patch, and they seem to bloom about the time of the solstice.Moderate Hike. Leisurely […]

YAC: Mills River Natural Area

Mill River Natural Area 6035 Geogia Shore Rd., Georgia, Vermont, United States

The Young Adventurers Club will explore the preserve, which includes 3.5 miles of easy hiking including a short walk to a waterfall. The group will meet in the parking lot and explore the trail system before taking the short walk down to the waterfall. Plan about two hours to wander at the pace of the […]

Eagle Mountain

We'll climb Eagle Mountain in Milton and take in the view over Lake Champlain from Hoyt's Lookout, then see what's still blooming on the Wildflower Loop.Easy Hike. Relaxed pace. 2 to 3 miles. 200' elevation gain.Group limit 10.Contact leader by 6/27/2024.