Green Mountain National Forest

Green Mountain National Forest which includes forests and signage
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Discover some of Vermont’s most stunning wilderness by bicycling, hiking or driving through one of the Northeast’s largest national forests.

Explore rugged mountains and lush woodlands in Green Mountain National Forest. The forest stretches for nearly 400,000 acres (160,000 hectares) across southwestern and central Vermont. Trek along its many trails, investigate historic sites and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural world.

Come in fall to see the mountains in colorful splendor as frost changes leaves to brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. It’s easy to understand why this is the most popular season to visit Green Mountain National Forest. Tour the fall foliage on foot, by bicycle or in your car to fully appreciate the changing leaves. Look for moose, particularly around swamplands where the iconic antlered creatures like to feed.

Discover the state’s history across more than 2,000 historic and archaeological sites scattered throughout Green Mountain National Forest. Investigate ancient Native American campgrounds, ruins of colonial farmsteads and structures built as part of New Deal public works projects in the 1930s.

With over 900 miles (1,400 kilometers) of multi-use trails at your disposal, exploration opportunities are endless. Hike, bike or even ride on horseback through the wilderness. Walk along sections of the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail, which snake through the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest

Winter brings snow and a bitter chill to Vermont, but don’t let that deter you. Go downhill skiing or snowboarding or explore the area on snowshoes or cross-country skis. Select from three alpine ski areas and more than 20 spots for cross-country skiing within the park.

Get the proper license to fish for varied trout and other fish in the park’s ponds and streams. Sleep under the stars in one of the many rustic campsites dotted across the area. Watch for bear, deer, turkeys and other wild animals that live in the park.

Enjoy Green Mountain National Forest in all four seasons, with spring wildflowers, summer hikes, fall foliage and winter snow sports. Locals sometimes call it a six-season park, with short mud and black fly seasons making up the other two. Be sure to pack and plan accordingly depending on the month you visit.

Top Hotels Close to Green Mountain National Forest

The Chipman Inn
The Chipman Inn
3 out of 5
Route 125, Ripton, VT, 05766
Stay at this 3-star ski B&B in Ripton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (123 reviews)
"Chris was attentive and helpful in every way! We had a lovely stay."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

The Chipman Inn
Vermont Mountain Getaway
Vermont Mountain Getaway
Rochester, VT
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Rochester. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Little Pico Mountain and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Fantastic Alpine retreat
"My family and I stayed for 5 days at Cooper Landing and we enjoyed everyday there. It is picturesque and cozy. What a great secluded location to get away and take in natural Vermont beauty."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Vermont Mountain Getaway
Romantic Retreat:  10 acres, Hot Tub, Movie Theater
Romantic Retreat: 10 acres, Hot Tub, Movie Theater
Granville, VT
Stay at this family-friendly cabin in Granville. Enjoy free WiFi, private spa tubs, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the family amenities in our reviews. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (311 reviews)
Wonderful!
"Just what we were looking for for our VT vacation!"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Romantic Retreat: 10 acres, Hot Tub, Movie Theater
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Green Mountain National Forest

Robert Frost Mountain Cabins
Robert Frost Mountain Cabins
3.5 out of 5
2430 North Branch Road, Ripton, VT, 05766
The price is $257 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Robert Frost Mountain Cabins
The Chipman Inn
The Chipman Inn
3 out of 5
Route 125, Ripton, VT, 05766
The Chipman Inn
Vermont Mountain Getaway
Vermont Mountain Getaway
Rochester, VT
Vermont Mountain Getaway
Romantic Retreat:  10 acres, Hot Tub, Movie Theater
Romantic Retreat: 10 acres, Hot Tub, Movie Theater
Granville, VT
Romantic Retreat: 10 acres, Hot Tub, Movie Theater
Cozy Loft for two with Hot Tub
Cozy Loft for two with Hot Tub
Granville, VT
Cozy Loft for two with Hot Tub
Classic Vermont Cabin On 2.5 Acres With Lake Frontage
Classic Vermont Cabin On 2.5 Acres With Lake Frontage
Salisbury, VT
Classic Vermont Cabin On 2.5 Acres With Lake Frontage
Welcoming, pet-friendly cabin in Green Mountain Nat'l Forest
Welcoming, pet-friendly cabin in Green Mountain Nat'l Forest
Ripton, VT
The price is $278 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Welcoming, pet-friendly cabin in Green Mountain Nat'l Forest
Cozy and pristine timberframe cabin
Cozy and pristine timberframe cabin
Ripton, VT
The price is $278 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Cozy and pristine timberframe cabin
Immaculate mountain cabin with awe inspiring sunrise and mountain views
Immaculate mountain cabin with awe inspiring sunrise and mountain views
Ripton, VT
The price is $278 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Immaculate mountain cabin with awe inspiring sunrise and mountain views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.