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Sterling Pond Trail at Smugglers’ Notch

The Sterling Pond trail is located in the Smuggler’s Notch, only a few minutes drive from Mount Mansfield in Stowe Vermont (Lamoille county) which the highest peak in Vermont.

The Sterling Pond trail intersects with Vermont’s Long Trail system, “the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United-States, a 272 mile footpath that follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont state line to the Canadian border.”

Hikers of all categories enjoy the climb which culminates with the magnificent view of the pond.

Level: Difficult
Length: 1.1 mile
Elevation gain: 1000′

While in the area, why not end your day by sampling some delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream right where they make the magic happen, at their nearby factory in Waterbury!!

1:20 – Caesar’s Amanita (Amanita Caesarea)
2:43 – The “Sickener” (Russula Emetica)
2:49 – Sterling Pond
3:10 – Spruce Peak

Long Trail information:
https://www.greenmountainclub.org/the-long-trail/

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