Franklin County is Vermont's Northern Treasure. Located in the Northwest corner of the state, Franklin County is steeped in agricultural heritage, historic traditions and natural beauty. Known for its salt of the earth people, charming towns and rolling country side, everyone is sure to find a little piece of heaven on earth in our enchanting and delightful region of Vermont.
Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings, and a dazzling array of 17th-to 20th-century artifacts are on view. Shelburne is home to the finest museum collections of 19th-century American folk art, quilts, 19th- and 20th-century decoys, and carriages.
Summary: The trail starts off following a road which turns into a CCC road. You will pass the trailhead for the Sunset Ridge Trail on the way, eventually reaching the Maple Ridge Trail. This is a great trail with lots of challenges, steep rock faces and a crevas. There are many open views and lots of rocks to climb over. In the fall you can eat bluberries along the way. Once to the forehead on the southern end of Mt. Manfield we will head north to the Chin. It is the highest elevation at 4383 ft. The hike across the peak is mostly above treeline. Along the way you will pass the Sunset Ridge Trail again. From the Chin backtrack back to the Sunset Ridge trail. This is the perfect descent in the evening because you are above the treeline for a long distance and can watch the sun set over the Adirondack mountains and Lake Champlain.
Trailhead: From Underhill Center travel 1.0 mile north on Pleasant Valley Rd., then turn east and go 2.7 miles on the Mountain Rd. There is a small fee at the State Park. (Lat:44.52845 Lon:-72.84428)
Trail Guides for Mt. Mansfield Loop:
Long Trail Guideby The Green Mountain Club (Northlight Studio Press
Panoramic view from the summit of Vermont's highest peak!
Experience an exhilarating 2,300 foot ride down Spruce Peak on the Stowe Alpine Slide. Fun and excitement for all ages!Hours: 10 am - 5 pm. Daily: June 24 - September 4. Weekends Only: September 9 - October 17.
Take the easy way up in the famous Stowe gondola. Spectacular views await you near the peak of Vermont's highest mountain. From the Gondola, access hiking trails or stop for a bite in the lift summit snack bar.
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Daily: Daily: June 24 - October 17
Auto toll road
The historic auto toll road zigs and zags its way to the summit ridge of Mt. Mansfield where stunning views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains await you.Hours: 9 am - 4 pm Daily: May 31 - October 17
Strap into the bungee harness and catch the biggest air of your life between bounces! Hours: 10 am – 5 pm. Daily: June 24 - September 4. Weekends Only: September 9 - October 17.
A variety of routes to challenge novice climbers and experts alike! Hours: 10 am – 5 pm. Daily: June 24 - September 4. Weekends Only: September 9 - October 17..
Stowe Mountain Resort Attraction Package
Enjoy everything Stowe has to offer this summer with our Attraction Package - $52 (adults) and $46 (junior/senior). Includes; 3 Alpine Slide rides (non-transferable), 1 round-trip Gondola ride, 1 Bungee Trampoline (5 min.) and 1 Climbing Wall climb.
We're not just talking a park here or there: Try the whole state, top to bottom, east to west, bike path to goat path, beginner's joy to bone-rattlin' downhill.
There's 9,000 miles or so to explore, filled with New England's best-natured scenery Start with Vermont's gravel roads and old logging trails. Grab a Vermont Atlas, or one of the many mountain biking guides to Vermont, and go. There's 9,000 miles or so to explore, filled with New England's best scenery and quaint villages. Your legs are the limit, and there's little traffic to contend with.
Then there's mountain biking hot spots like Randolph and the Mad River Valley resort area, Moosalamoo in Goshen and Putney. Or the booming bike haven of East Burke, where the non-profit Kingdom Trails has created a spectacular 100-mile mapped complex of off-road trails and single track (highest ratio of moose to mountain bikers in the U.S.)!
Many Vermont ski resorts, like Mt. Snow, home of the nation's first Mountain Biking School, feature riding and rentals with lift-serviced trails. Several also host pro races and bike festivals. The Catamount Family Center near Burlington has popular weekly races where everyone can test their skills, as well as demo and rent bikes or go on a fun family outing.