Trails to treasures
STRATTON POND (VT.)
An idyllic spot in the southern Green Mountains, Stratton Pond invites visitors to relax along its shores or spend the day scaling the areas namesake mountain, where the vision of the states Long Trail was born. Those seeking greater solitude can push north and west into the Lye Brook Wilderness to more secluded backcountry campsites.
HIKE: Follow the 3.7-mile Stratton Pond Trail across easy to moderate terrain, including numerous boardwalk sections. Stay at the lean-to just east of the pond or the tenting area on the north shore.
TRAILHEAD: Kelly Stand Road, 4.3 miles west of Stratton.
REGULATIONS: First-come, first-served, fee, fires prohibited at lean-to.
AMENITIES: Lean-to, tent platforms, fire rings (tent area only), outhouses. www.greenmountainclub.org