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Jeep Trail

Open August through April, this trail allows viistors to explore along the Missiquoi river delta where it flows into Lake Champlain
Trail Activity
3.0 miles, One Way
Swanton (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder


Walk quietly and you may see a deer, mink or osprey within the peaceful floodplain forest. Great blue herons wade along the shoreline looking to snack on fish, frogs, and tadpoles. Watch your step—and save a leopard frog!

The Jeep Trail is only open August through April in order to protect nesting bird habitat.

Other Information

Rules and Regulations - 

  • The refuge is a day use facility only and does not allow overnight camping.
  • Pets must be leashed and under the control of the owner while on the refuge.
  • The refuge is closed from dusk until dawn unless otherwise permitted by refuge manager.
  • This trail is closed during deer rifle and muzzleloader hunting season

Trail Manager

For more information, contact:

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge

Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
29 Tabor Road
Swanton, VT 05488
Phone: 802-868-4781
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Trail Tips

Plan Ahead and Prepare
Be prepared to find your way home. Familiarize yourself with the area before you set out and bring your map and compass along.
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Trailhead Information

From Swanton, head northwest on VT-78 for 3.4 miles. Louie's Landing boat launch and parking area will be on the right. To get to the trail, walk up the gated gravel Mac's Bend Road for one mile to Mac's Bend boat launch. The Jeep Trail leaves from the boat launch parking area.

Mac's Bend Road is open to traffic September through December.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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