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The Appalachian Trail

Only a small portion of the Appalachian Trail (about 150 miles) lies in Vermont, and two-thirds of that is along the Vermont's Historic Long Trail. The Appalachian Trail enters Vermont at the Massachusetts border and runs consecutive with the Long Trail over the Green Mountains for a considerable distance before branching off and heading for the Connecticut River, New Hampshire and the White Mountains.

Resources

Books/Guides

Exploring the Appalachian Trail Hikes in Southern New England: Connecticut Massachusetts Vermont (Exploring the Appalachian Trail) by David Emblidge
10 b/w photos 65 maps Complete descriptions of 170 great day hikes on the AT. Easy-to-read topographic maps and elevation profiles for each hike. Plants, wildlife, and historical points to see along the way. From the spruce forests of Tennessee and the leafy gorges of Virginia to the rolling Pennsylvania hills and the rocky heights of New England, the Appalachian Trail offers 2,200 miles of hiking opportunities. The five books in this series present accurate, detailed information for 170 day hikes (and a few overnighters), all recommended by AT experts.

The Long Trail Guide: Hiking Vermont's High Ridge by the Green Mountain Club
The Long Trail Guide is the official guide to the Long Trail and its network of side trails. For anyone considering doing some serious hiking on the Long Trail, this is almost a must.

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Websites

Appalachian Trail Conference
This organization has offers a great online resource covering every aspect of the Appalachian Trail, including a sizable gathering of information on the Vermont leg of it.

The Long Trail
From the Green Mountain Club, this Website is without a doubt the best resource on the Long Trail (and as such, a sizable portion of the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail), covering everything from maps, trail updates and transportation to trail protection and winter hiking.

 


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