The trail rises somewhat steeply through mixed forest to the summit of Averill Mountain, where there is a rock ledge with plentiful views of the surrounding landscape. The mixed forest offers plenty of opportunity to hone your birding-by-ear skills with common hardwood songbirds such as the black throated green warbler and the ovenbird. The rocky cliffs may provide habitat for denning porcupines. Keep and eye out in the trees for these particularly prickly critters!
Averill Mountain summit is part of the Averill Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Wildlife Management Areas are managed to protect, manage, and conserve the fish, wildlife, vegetation and other natural and cultural resources of Vermont.
Access to the summit is through private land. Please respect the landowners and the resource by staying on the trail and taking out anything you bring in.
For more information, view the Averill Mountain map and description or contact:
From the intersection of VT-114 and VT-147 in Norton (the turn for the border crossing), head east on VT-114 for four miles. There is room to park on the south shoulder of VT-114 at the intersection with Lake View Road. Make sure that you park fully off the road and out of the sight line from the stop sign at Lake View Road. The trailhead is on the north side of VT-114 slightly west of the intersection.
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