Mountain National Forest is the monster of national parks
in the state, covering some 350,000 acres (50% of all public lands
in the state) as it follows the backbone of the state from the
Massachusetts border to the Appalachian Gap. Obviously with that
much land you'll find a wide range of terrain, including mountains/ski
areas (Stratton, Sugarbush), beaver ponds, streams and 512 miles
of trails, including Native American trails, logging roads, 19th
century carriage paths and sections of the Long and Appalachian
The Forest is made up of numerous wilderness areas,
including Lye Brook, BreadLoaf, Bristol Cliffs Wilderness and
George D. Aiken. The Forest offers four-seasons of fun regardless
of whether one wishes to mountain bike, hike, ski or just observe
You can check out a large map of the Green Mountain
National Forest here.
More information can be obtained through their Rutland
office at 802-747-6700.