Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hiking the Palisades Trail in Fairlee, VT

Way back on October 23, after yet another day of trying to get the apartment looking inhabitable, Roger and I decided to take a break and check out a hike a neighbor had mentioned to us, the Palisades Trail.

This awesome trail is within walking distance of our house, and I expect we'll be doing it many times over the coming years. It's very short, just about one mile, but quite steep on the way up, so definitely not one to be underestimated.

But, after just a short trek uphill, you're rewarded with this incredible view, overlooking the highway and the Connecticut River:

And that's not even the best part, although it literally did take my breath away when we stumbled upon it. After that, there's a bit more walking through the woods before you come to a second clearing with an incredible view of the mountains over Orford, NH:

It's a little hard to tell in these photos, but over all that foliage, up in the mountains, there's snow! Honestly, have you seen a more typically New England vista?

This part of the trail is closed from March to August while the local peregrin falcons nest there, but it's a perfect autumn hike, and I can't wait to try it with snowshoes this winter!

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