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The Bomoseen Area offers 5 trails of varying length and difficulty opening opportunities to view the forests, water, wildlife and cultural features of the area.

Five trails in the Bomoseen area open opportunities to view the beautiful woodlands, ponds and brooks while offering a chance to see some of the abundant resident wildlife and scenic vistas.

Bomoseen Hiking Loop: This is a 1.5 mile moderate walk through the wildlife preserve. It starts in the meadow behind the contact station and travels through pines and into a hemlock and hardwood forest. This 1 hour hike offers views of Glen Lake.

Slate History Trail: The .75 mile hike guides you through the remains of the West Castleton Railroad and Slate Company. A self-guiding pamphlet is available at the park's contact station. It will take you about 1 hour to hike this path.

Glen Lake Trail: This is the park's longest trail, 4.5 miles. The trail was completed by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in 1987 and traverses steep terrain, lake shore, old roads and scenic woodlands. The trail begins at the Glen Lake boat launch and follows the shoreline for .5 mile passing an old foundation and cellar hole. The trail detours around a marsh on Said Road, then continues for another .5 mile along the lake. The trail tends to be steep in some locations. It crosses a marsh at the north end of the lake then ascends 1 mile to a lovely overlook 100 feet above Glen Lake. The path continues for another mile along a ridge to Moscow Pond and Beaver Meadow. It then descends and travels through a mixed hardwood forest before crossing a series of faults on its way to Half Moon State Park. This hike averages 4 hours.

Daniel Coffey Memorial Trail: This .75 mile, 1 hour scenic walk is through an open forest leading to the secluded High Pond where much wildlife live. You'll see beaver activity and might even see a beaver or a variety of waterfowl, reptiles and amphibians.

Half Moon Park Trail: This trail is an easy route and used as a connector between the campgrounds. You'll be treated to lovely vistas of the lake on the .33 mile, 20 minute walk.

Directions: From Hydeville, VT, Travel 4 miles north on West Shore Road. The Bomoseen State Park sits on the western shore of the lake.

Distance: 8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Bomoseen State Park, Vermont

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