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Robert Frost Interpretive Trail

  

Robert Frost

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

Usage: Heavy
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

General Information

Directions:

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.


General Notes:

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

Additional Resources

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail Recreation Guide and Map


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
Length: 1.2 mile loop

  Latitude : 
43.95795

  Longitude : 
-73.01154

  Elevation : 
Max. Elevation Change: 30 feet

 



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