The Perfect Vermont day trip

Taconic Mountains ramble state Park

One of Vermont's most unique state parks includes a Zen garden, 204 acres of fields and forests, waterfalls, and mountain views.  Located in Hubbardton, Vermont, Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is the perfect spot for a hike, birdwatching or picnicking.

Quick FActs

Location: 321 St. John Rd Hubbardton, Vermont Activities: hiking, birdwatching Open: Day-use only year-round (in winter park beyond the gate) Fees: Free! Dogs: Yes, on leash

The Japanese Garden

This is a favorite spot for kids, with numerous footbridges, small frog-filled pools, and giant boulders. Adirondack chairs are placed strategically throughout the garden.

Eastern Trails

The eastern trails meander through meadows and woodlands with lots of sweeping views. They are easy, with very gradual elevation gain, and perfect for dogs and kids.

Western Trails

The western trails are more technical and rocky, with steep climbs along rocky paths and even some scrambling in spots. There is a lot to see here, from massive boulders to incredible views from the tops of Mount Zion Major and Minor.

Explore MOre!

The best part about Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park is the varied terrain and wide-open views! It is a quiet park that is well-named, as rambling is definitely the best way to explore.