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Plan a Vermont Hike - Mount Pisgah or Mount Hor

Ourdoor recreational enthusiasts can take advantage of unbeatable hiking in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Locally, Mount Pisgah and Mount Hor are local favorites and recommended by the hotel's general manager. Both mountains are challenging, but Mount Hor is the easier of the two hikes. Mount Hor offers less traffic and an equal amount of look outs. A family should be able to summit Mt. Hor or Mt. Pisgah comfortably within two hours. Mount Pisgah is one of the finest hiking peaks in northern Vermont and offers a wonderful family adventure. Sandwiched between both mountains is Lake Willoughby. Lake Willoughby is a spring fed lake that is crystal clear and provides one of a kind scenic views. After a day of hiking, plan to swim in the lake for an experience like no other. Brett Loehr, the hotel's general manager, recommends Lake Willoughby at sunset as a "DO NOT MISS EXPERIENCE" sure to bring your camera!
From backcountry trekking to day hikes with the family, Vermont and New Hampshire hiking has something to offer every level of hiker. Jay Peak or Burke Mountain are wonderful hiking destinations located in Vermont within an easy drive from the hotel. Cannon Mountain, located in Franconia Notch State Park, offers some of New England's most challenging hiking trails. New Hampshire's most challenging hiking (happens to be New England's highest peak) is Mount Washington. Mount Washington can be very dangerous and should only be considered by experienced hikers.


  • Day hiking
  • Backcountry trekking
  • Overnight back packing
  • Wildlife observation
  • Wilderness hiking

The Long Trail

This famous hiking path is the oldest long-distance trail in the US and is a 273-mile foot path in the wilderness follows the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line all the way to the Canadian border.

Hiking Safety Tips

Hiking in Vermont is a activity that is fun for the whole family, but make sure to follow a few important rules including: bring plenty of drinking water and food, bring a reliable map and flashlight, wear layers of loose, comfortable clothing, and be aware of any wildlife that you may encounter.


  • Which trails are available for hiking in Vermont?

    There are countless pristine hiking trails across the state of Vermont that offer an incredible experience for hikers of all levels from the novice walker to the veteran backpacker.
  • What are the recommended items to bring for a day-long or overnight hike?

    Make sure to bring lots of drinking water, food, flashlight, layers of comfortable clothing, tools for communication, maps and pay attention to the weather forecast.

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