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This trail passes through private property. Please respect the landowner and protect future access by staying on the marked trail and following all rules.


From Lyndonville, drive north on US-5 for 6.3 miles. Turn right onto VT-5A North and continue for 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Newark Pond Road, then slight left onto Long Pond Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Parking for the South Trail is available on the side of the road. Continue north on Long Pond Road for 1.2 miles where roadside parking is available for the North Trail. 


Haystack Mountain is low but rugged and steep on all sides. The peak is accessible from the north and the south and offers views towards Long Pond, Bald Mountain, and beyond.

North Trail: (0.9 miles) The trail begins with a moderate climb through an open hardwood forest then the slope becomes steeper as it leads up to a knoll. The trail comes to an intersection with a spur trail that offers views of Long Pond and Lake Willoughby. Continuing straight, the North Trail soon reaches the summit (marked with a large rock pile) and converges with the South Trail.

South Trail: (1.0 miles) From the road, this trail climbs a moderate grade through a mixed forest. As the trail approaches the top there are two lookout opportunities with fantastic views. 

The North and South Trails can be combined and connected using the Long Pond Road to form a longer hiking loop (3.1 miles).

Trail Manager

For more information about the trails, visit the Northwoods Stewardship Center online or contact:

NorthWoods Stewardship Center
154 Leadership Drive/PO Box 220
East Charleston, Vermont 05833
Phone: (802) 723-6551

Westmore Trails Committee
Town of Westmore
54 Hinton Hill Road
Orleans, VT 05860
Phone: (802) 525-3007


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