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Gettysburg Quarry

Dorset, vermont

Looking for a fun hike that isn’t too difficult and includes rare natural communities along with incredible geological and human history?

Gettysburg Quarry hike in Dorset is a 2.5-mile loop that is perfect for families, history buffs, and nature lovers!

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Length: 2.5-mile loop Difficulty: Moderate Estimated time: 1.5 hours Elevation Change: 358 feet Dogs: Yes Cost: Free

Gettysburg Quarry was in operation from 1866 until 1897. Today, many abandoned quarries in Dorset are slowly being reclaimed by the forest.

Most of the marble quarried here went to Philadelphia to be used for buildings and monuments.  Instead of a forest, there were fields on the hillside with roads leading to the quarries.

If you're lucky, you may spot nesting ravens perched on the cut slabs of marble. 

Be sure to take the nearby spur trail to Art's Bench, where you'll have beautiful views of the Taconic Mountains.

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