Robert Frost Interpretive Trail
This National Recreation Trail commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. Blueberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail. The trail is an easy walk, and the first 0.3 miles across a beaver pond boardwalk out to the South Branch of the Middlebury River is accessible and suitable for wheelchairs. The Forest Service maintains all of the old fields along this trail with prescribed fire to preserve the scenic, open appearance of the area.
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||No horses, mountain bikes, or motorized vehicles|
|Closest Towns:||Food and Services: Middlebury restaurants and fuel stations. For all Emergencies: 911; 911 Information: The trailhead is in the Town of Ripton on Route 125.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
From Middlebury, travel south on Route 7 to where it intersects with Route 125. Travel east on Route 125 for 5.8 miles. The parking area is on the right.
From Rochester, travel north on Route 100 to its intersection with Route 125. Travel west on Route 125 for 9.9 miles. The parking area is on the left.
Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.
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Day HikingHiking Trail - Average hike time: 30 - 45 minutes Length: 1.2 mile loop
|Elevation desc||Max. Elevation Change: 30 feet|