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5 Great Fall Hiking Trails in Brattleboro

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Fall is officially here in Vermont, which means it’s one of the busiest times of year.  People from all over the country flock to this stunning little corner of the world each fall to witness Mother Nature’s great fall color show.  The beauty of fall in Vermont is undeniable. Everywhere you turn, from now through October, the hills are lit up in a variety of colorful hues, from the crimsons and fiery oranges, to bright pops of yellow and green. Though many choose to take in fall’s splendor from the warmth of their car, it can be even more invigorating and rewarding to embark on one of our regional hiking trails during the brisk fall months. Breathtaking views from the top while breathing in the crisp, autumn air is an experience you won’t soon forget. Book your stay at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast today, and discover another side of fall in Vermont.

Hiking Trails

Taking a scenic hike in the fall is one of the best ways to get a comprehensive view of Vermont’s beautiful fall colors.  The views from the various hiking trails are breathtaking.  Though there are nearly endless options when it comes to hiking trails in the Brattleboro area, here are 5 great options to explore this fall:

  • Mount Monadnock.  Mount Monadnock has been designated as a National Natural Landmark, and is an incredible place to spend a fall afternoon.  Though it’s definitely a challenging hike, you’ll find an amazing bare rock summit that offers 100 mile views of six New England States.  Mount Monadnock is considered to be one of the most hiked mountains in the world, and there is no better time than fall to enjoy the spectacular views from the top.
  • Sweet Pond State Park.  This wonderful state park is just 9 miles southwest of Brattleboro.  This charming park, which features a 1.3 mile trail around Sweet Pond, is a popular place to spend a sunny fall afternoon.
  • Mount Wantastiquet.  Though it’s technically located in Hinsdale New Hampshire, Mount Wantastiquet is just a short distance from downtown Brattleboro.  In fact, it’s even within walking distance from our Bed and Breakfast, making it our top choice.  From the top of Mount Wantastiquet, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Brattleboro and the river valley.  During the fall months, the views are even more spectactular.
  • Molly Stark State Park.  Molly Stark State Park, located on the scenic byway of the same name, has a variety of trails worthy of exploration during the beautiful months of fall. Hiking up to the fire lookout tower on Mt. Olga is amongst the most popular activities in the park.
  • Chesterfield Gorge Natural Area.  This lesser known area offers incredibly scenic views, especially during the colorful months of fall.  The trail around the gorge is less than a mile, so for very little work you’ll enjoy the time spent in this beautiful hidden gem in New Hampshire.
  • Pisgah State Park.  Here, you’ll find over 13,000 acres of beautiful forested land to explore.  It’s the largest property in New Hampshire’s State Park system, and offers a variety of year-round hiking trails to explore.

When you stay at our Vermont Bed and Breakfast, you don’t have to venture far to enjoy wonderful hiking trails.  Leading right out of our backyard, you’ll find a trail that leads to the beautiful Hogle Wildlife Sanctuary, a wonderful place to wander and enjoy a fall afternoon.  Book a stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Brattleboro this fall, and let us show you Vermont’s fall secrets.