Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. Distances are round trip and are approximate, as are elevation gains.  Hike leader has discretion to refuse anyone who is not adequately prepared. Proof of vaccination may be required. Call the hike leader for meeting place and time, and if you reserve a space and are unable to go, please let the leader know ASAP so that someone else can take your place. If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home and join us next time.

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Upper Elevation Work Day, Killington

Killington, VT Killington, VT, United States

Join us as we ready the Long/Appalachian Trail for the summer hiking season. We’ll clear brush and water bars, paint blazes and cut blowdowns on the upper elevation stretches of trail. Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes, lunch, water and bug spray, tools will be provided.

Green Mountain Club Annual meeting, Craftsbury

Held this year at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center and sponsored by the Laraway, Sterling and Northern Frontier sections, it’s a great opportunity to meet folks from the other sections, get updates on GMC’s activities and projects around the state, and join in on some hikes after the business meeting. For information on registration, lodging and…

Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park, Hubbardton

Mt Zion Major, Mt. Zion Minor and Moot Point, a Japanese garden, pretty woods and good views. 2 miles, moderate, with 300’ total climb. Dogs are welcome but must be leashed in the park. Covid vaccination strongly recommended.

Farr Peak, Chittenden

We’ll hike up the ridge on a snowmobile trail, then along the Long Trail for a bit, bushwhacking the final 1⁄2 mile to the summit for a view to the east. 5 miles, difficult, 1300 feet total elevation gain. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.

Cooley Glen Trail, Lincoln

Great for those working on Side-to-Side certification. 7 miles, difficult at a moderate pace. Option to continue on to Mt. Grant if the group wants. Early start, must call the leader by 12 noon the day before to sign up. Vaccination recommended for carpool.

Paddle or Hike Lowell Lake State Park, Londonderry

This can be a leisurely paddle, a walk around the lake or a combination, which will be decided closer to the date. Lowell Lake offers a varied shoreline, islands (including one with picnic tables), grassy areas with picnic tables and some marshy areas. The 3.5 mile Lake Trail circles the lake using a footpath, snowmobile…

Kent Pond Loop, Killington

Join us for a hike on an especially scenic stretch of the Appalachian Trail, along the shore of the pond and passing by several beautiful waterfalls and huge boulders. We may catch a glimpse of the resident loon family if we’re lucky! Mostly easy to moderate, with some climbing, approximately 5 miles, with options to…

Long Trail Day

This club-wide celebration of the Long Trail features events and guided hikes around the state. Each club Section will be planning their own activities, which could be fund-raising hikes, information tables or handing out snacks to backpackers at local trailheads. See your Long Trail News for information, or visit

Taconic Crest Trail, New York, Vermont & Massachusetts

We’ll hike from NY 2 north to NY 346 passing through all three states. We’ll see some good east and west views and the Snow Hole, and we just might find the marker of the southwest corner of Vermont. 8.1 miles, moderate, 1300’ total climb. Covid vaccination strongly recommended.

Bald Peak, Pittsford

Pittsford, VT Pittsford, VT, United States

A loop trail that climbs to two overlooks, with views of the Otter Creek Valley and the Adirondacks. It’s about 3 miles, moderate, with a couple steep scrambles. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.

Beane Trail to Birch Glen Camp & Molly Stark Balcony, Starksboro

Starksboro, VT Starksboro, VT, United States

Great for those working on Side-to-Side certification. The Beane Trail is an easy climb through an old sugaring area to Birch Glen Camp, a log-cabin-style shelter. We will then follow the Long Trail south with some steep climbing to Molly Stark Balcony and return the same way. 6 miles, moderate. Be prepared for an early…