Walking Trails & Tours
The MNRA abounds in beauty. You don’t have to wander far to experience the peace and tranquility the area has to offer. A stroll along the country roads and waysides is a pleasant way to recharge.
The Robert Frost National Recreation Trail, located along Vermont Scenic Byway 125, contains the Robert Frost Interpretive and the Robert Frost Upland Trails, and is one of two congressionally-designated National Recreation Trails in Vermont. The trails present visitors with a diverse range of recreational and educational opportunities by providing interpretive signs and access to a variety of landscape features that include a wetland complex, upland openings, and scenic views of the Breadloaf Wilderness Area. Combined, the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail and the Robert Frost Upland Trail create an approximate 0.9-mile universally accessible loop that acts as a gateway connecting to a larger network of trails within the area.
The trail commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry. Several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. Blueberries, raspberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail. The Forest Service maintains the old fields along this trail with prescribed burns to preserve the scenic, open appearance of the area. The trail is an easy walk. The first half-mile crosses a boardwalk over a beaver pond and goes out to the South Branch of the Middlebury River. The boardwalk section is accessible and suitable for mobility devices.
Voter Brook Overlook offers scenic views and a picnic area. The crushed stone path from the parking lot to the overlook and picnic table is suitable for people with mobility challenges. The overlook can be accessed by car by turning into Moosalamoo Campground FR 32 to FR 24 and continuing down FR 24B. This road is closed during winter months.
Spirit in Nature Trails offer ten different paths that invite you to immerse yourself in nature. Each path is one-half to two-miles long and includes expressions posted along the way to remind you how deeply connected faith tradition is to nature. Open year around, dawn to dusk, and in winter for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Visit its website to learn more.
Several companies provide guided or supported tours within MNRA. As the services of these companies differ, we suggest contacting the them directly to see how they can accommodate you.
Wonder Walks: Offering custom guided walking, hiking and snowshoeing tours in Vermont, the Northeast and other selected locations nationwide since 1998. A special self-guided inn-to-inn tour features multi-day hiking in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area, and in the greater Green Mountain National Forest vicinity. Visit Wonder Walks' website or call 802-352-4462 for more information or to book a trip.
Inn to Inn: Offering a variety of customized individual, family, and group Vermont vacations, both self-guided and guided, since 1975: hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and just plain old vacationing in Vermont, all the while enjoying the finest of her splendid country inns. Visit Inn to Inn's website or call 802-247-3300 for more information or to book a trip.