Fall parks hikes to beat the crowds
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If you have another fall hike to recommend, let us know!
Molly Stark State Park in Wallingford
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Emerald Lake State Park in East Dorset
This is another southern park with an underrated trails system, including an easy walk following the shore of Emerald Lake. Emerald Lake is open until Columbus Day, and close to Dorset and Manchester.
Looking for trees? As the name suggests… this park is known for its’ woods, hiking and old- growth forest. Take a leisurely hike around Kent Pond, or a more strenuous one up nearby Dear Leap Trail.
Jamaica State Park in Jamaica
Hike the Hamilton Falls or West River Trails. The West River trail follows the river and is actually part of a 16 mile rail trail- perfect for a long day out! The campground is open through Columbus Day.
Mt. Philo State Park in Charlotte
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Woodford State Park in Woodford
Hike the 2.7 miles around the reservoir for good views of the water, marshy areas, and lots of woodland. The parks is also adjacent to hiking trails in the Green Mountain National Forest.
Bonus: Seyon Lodge in Groton
A sometimes overlooked spot in the Groton State Forest, Seyon Lodge has a network of day- use trails. You can walk around Noyes Pond, stop for a picnic, relax and enjoy great views of Spruce Mountain.