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Retreat Trails

Cedar Street, Brattleboro, VT
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Good trails with nice views

Hiked from the ski jump lot to the ice pond and then the upper and lower woodland trails. Had about... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2017
SKDEWITT
,
Bethel, Connecticut, USA
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Great set of trails close to town

These are an excellent set of trails. Check out the Retreat Tower and ice house. You can get to... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2017
MapleMark
,
Brooklyn, New York
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“harris hill”(8 reviews)
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Hiked from the ski jump lot to the ice pond and then the upper and lower woodland trails. Had about 6-8 inches of snow but trails were well used. Had micro spikes over snow boots but Yak traks would have been fine.

Thank SKDEWITT
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

These are an excellent set of trails. Check out the Retreat Tower and ice house. You can get to the Harris Hill Ski jump using these trails.

1  Thank MapleMark
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Didn't have all the time in the world so we only hiked up to the watch tower. It's a good looking building. Wish it was open to go up for the view. Only about a half mile hike round trip. Park at the ski jump.

Thank Corbin G
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Very nice spot to visit, but takes more time than we had to really enjoy all the views. The Brattleboro area offers much for a day tripper.

Thank Tom L
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

So nice to go into the middle of the woods and literally be right in town. You can even walk up the stairs of the ski jump.

Thank Res555
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We hiked to the tower. It is a very short trip but it was beautiful. Not much info locally on how to find the trails or where to park so it was good we had our smart phones to help us find it.

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

We enjoyed our walk there with our dog. We did get lost and never reached the top. There was no trail map anywhere unfortunately.

Thank artzero
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

These walking trails provide for interesting views of the West River Valley in Brattleboro. The trails are not difficult and are well-marked. I stayed in town at the Inn on Putney Road - located on Rt. 5 in Brattleboro. The Inn is an excellent choice...More

Thank Ricky D
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

A group of about 25 of us hiked up to the tower, armed with a bit of history. The trails were developed by the patients and staff at the Retreat and have always been opened to the community. The 65foot tower was build over 5...More

1  Thank gardnbug22
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This is a beautiful, easy hike into the countryside. What a great place to get a breath of fresh air and see wonderful wildlife. Great for kids to explore, too!

1  Thank peacechyld2017
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