Vermont is a beautiful state, filled with a variety of landscapes, terrain, and views across the areas. Filled with thick forests and hilly terrain, there's no better way to explore it than hiking on the Cross Vermont Trail. The name implies exactly what it is, a cross-state trail that extends over 90 miles, with a 127-inch wide path made from asphalt, crushed rock, and compacted soil.
The trail has been a work in progress for a long time, and still is today as its continuously being expanded. The trail follows along old rail beds, class 4 roads, and new trails that all connect together, and travels through 17 different communities, with links to 10 village centers and 10 state parks along the way.
The trail begins at the Oakledge Park in Burlington, right on the shore of Lake Champlain. The forested areas and open fields provide a variety of sites, with different wildlife like deer, beavers, chipmunks, and lots of different birds! The trail can be used in multiple ways too, like dog mushing, equestrian riding, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, and bicycling.
The trail ends in the city of Woodsville, right in the middle of Railroad Park where there's open fields, restrooms, and water fountains to enjoy. The trail will certainly take more than a day to complete, and along the way, there are different trailheads with different amenities, parking, and campsites if you want to pick back up where you were or camp there for the night. The trail is also good for a day's walk, as its easy terrain and even area will make it easy to turn back at any point and exit through a different village center. So with a trail that provides an extreme hike or a daily walk, what's stopping you and Fido from getting outside and enjoying it?