Scenic Hiking Trails In The Upper Valley And Vermont

A man Vermont Hiking.There are few more beautiful places for scenic vistas and splendid hiking trails than those in New England. There are many large and small pockets of majestic natural beauty, and you can see some truly amazing sights and sounds in Vermont along the Connecticut River. Before you start dreaming of venturing into the wilderness, you should know that one of the best places to begin this adventure is from the steps of The Norwich Inn. We are steps from the Connecticut River near many outstanding hiking trails in Vermont and New Hampshire. Continue reading to learn more about all of the hiking opportunities waiting for you in New England.

Gile Mountain Trail

The Gile Mountain Trail is located right here in Norwich. It’s an amazing trail where you can experience the best views in the Upper Valley. At the summit of the trail, there is a fire tower that offers a 360-degree view of the area. The trail is about a mile and a half long. There are also a small number of parking spots available at the trailhead.

Echo Mountain Trail

This is another fairly short trail that is about a mile and a half long. The Echo Mountain Trail gives you an expansive view of Lake Morey. Be sure to take some photos of it from the Eagle Cliffs overlook. Parking spaces are also limited. 

Ascutney Summit Loop

If you can’t get enough views from high up, then you should also add the Ascutney Summit Loop to your list of trails to hike near Norwich. The trail is about one mile long, and at the end, you can see a 360-panorama view from the summit viewing platform. There is an entry fee per person to enter the area.

See One Of The Best Sides Of Vermont

The nature and hiking opportunities are some of the best features of Vermont and New England. By booking directly with The Norwich Inn, you can easily see as much of the area as possible this summer. The Norwich Inn’s rich history dating back to 1797 and its proximity to Dartmouth College is the perfect starting point for your summer adventure. You’re not just booking a room when you choose to stay with us. You’re immersing yourself in centuries of New England heritage. Call us today at 802-649-1143 to learn more about our Inn or check availability online.