Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

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Trail Distance: 1.2 miles
Time Estimate: 20 min+
Elevation Gain: 20 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description

The Robert Frost Interpretive Trail is the pawfect destination for lovers of poetry and nature. Never mind if your pup doesn't understand poetry; bring them along as they will surely enjoy all the woofderful sights and smells on this easy, 1-mile loop!

Located in Ripton's Green Mountain National Forest, the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail commemorates the famous poet's work, as its name suggests. As you and Fido follow the path through the woods and meadows, you will see many of Frost's poems mounted along the way. Take the time to read each one and reflect on them to make the most of your visit; your pooch will likely be too busy sniffing around to mind the pawse every now and then. Aside from the poems, keep an eye out for the markers identifying the birches, beeches, spruces, ferns, and other local plant life in the forest. Once you reach the far end of the trail, you and Fido will come across an old field with blueberries, huckleberries, and raspberries.

Since the trail is only 1 mile long and pretty flat, even young kids, senior citizens, and couch potato pups will do fine on it. In addition, visitors in wheelchairs can access the boardwalk section of the trail, which crosses over a beaver pond and leads to the South Branch of the Middlebury River.

Though the Robert Frost Trail is beautiful any time of the year, try to catch peak foliage during autumn for a really puptacular experience. Whatever the season, always keep your furry pal on a leash and clean up after them. As for human toilets, these are available at the trailhead. While this is one of the easiest walks you could take, staying hydrated is still important, so bring enough water for you and your canine companion. Be inspired by nature and poetry on the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail!

Trail Features
Forest, River
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations

Bring waste bags! There is no garbage service in the area, and visitors are asked to carry out what they carry in.

Address
Green Mountain National Forest Route 125
Ripton, VT 05766
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
Green Mountain National Forest Route 125
Ripton, VT 05766
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM