My home state holds a special place in my heart. Green mountains, happy people, maple syrup, and beautiful hikes, like The Sterling Pond Trail!
The Sterling Pond trail is a 2.5 miles hike right off Smugglers Notch road, Vermont. The hike it’s self is moderately easy, mostly rocky steps at an elevation of 1066ft. Little work for a huge reward!
Once you reach the top, which is part of the Long Trail, you take a left to the pond. Hiking UP to water is not the norm so this hike is a special treat. I did the hike at the end of April therefore the trail was still muddy and there was snow at the top, but it was gorgeous nonetheless! I would not recommend regular running sneakers for this hike, especially if you choose to hike when the trail is not bone dry. Proper hiking boots are a must!
I hiked with a small backpack filled with a veggie sandwich from The Cupboard Deli in Jeffersonville (side note: it was the BEST veggie sandwich I’ve ever had), my UE Boom, my Hydroflask, and a few good friends for an epic pond picnic.
If you ever find yourself in Vermont I would highly recommend hiking The Sterling Pond Trail!