Robert Frost Interpretive Trail


Robert Frost

This trail is a National Recreation Trail that 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 Forest Service maintains all of the old fields along this trail with prescribed fire to preserve the scenic, open appearance of the area. 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. Please practice Leave No Trace ethics, such as carry out what you carry in.

Robert Frost Interpretive Trail Recreation Opportunity Guide

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


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.

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

Hiking Trail - Average hike time: 30 - 45 minutes Length: 1.2 mile loop
Elevation descMax. Elevation Change: 30 feet
Difficulty Level: Easy

Outdoor Learning

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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Max. Elevation Change: 30 feet