Since the trail itself isn't very long or includes any significant ascents you can start slowly. The tour first leads through Mud Creek Wildlife Reserve which is very flat and includes various passages through woods. You will further pass some corn fields until you eventually see the end of Mud Creek pond.
After passing the first preserve an amazing view across the lake will emerge. The idyllic panorama trail will guide you alongside the water and up to a little bridge, which leads upon an extension of the lake. Shortly afterwards the trail turns into a narrow path on which you will get to Route 78. Pass and continue your hike on the other side of the road.
Now pass the stream and continue hiking until you reach Blue Rock Road, which you follow alongside road 78. Soon you will get to McGreggor Point, where Alburgh Recreation Trail ends. Since there is no parking available at that point you shouldn't start the tour from there. We also recommend to walk back to the industrial park in Alburgh after a short break at McGreggor Point.
Where to eat
The trail doesn't offer any places to get food along the way, so if you want to eat you should do that in Alburgh.
- You're traveling a distance of 3 miles on this easy trail. The hike is therefore not too long. The average length of all hikes in Vermont is 9 miles.
- This easy hike is perfect for the whole family. What’s even better: You can also bring the family’s best friend on this dog friendly hike.
- Sturdy hiking boots are recommended on this track.
Highlights of the tour
The absolute highlight of this tour is the unique hike through Mud Creek Pons. Given the opportunity you should take a picnic at the water and enjoy the incredible view. There is also a beach along the way to stop and enjoy the lake.
Furthermore Mud Creek is know for its biodiversity of birds so be aware, you might spot a rare species.
The trail is accessible all year long but can be very muddy and rough at some parts, therefore we recommend sturdy shoes.
The tour starts at Alburgh's industrial park. To get there by car take Route 78 and follow Route 2 north approximately 3km/1,9mi. Continue straight to Alburgh and turn right at the local fire department. You will be driving right into the industrial park towards an impasse, where the trail starts.
Parking is available within the impasse or right in Alburgh.