Plouffe Lane Trail

Trails wind through 80 ares of meadows and woodlands with views of the Green Mountains.
Trail Activity
Hiking Mountain biking Snowshoeing
1.40 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Charlotte (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Grass/Meadow


Just below the parking area at the bottom of the hill there is a picnic table, a great place for families to have a picnic and let the children run around. The meadow trails fork here, one going up the hill and passing a bench that is a good resting spot and affords a nice view of the Green Mountains. The trail continues into a back field and loops back onto itself. As the trail starts to curve back around you have the opportunity to slip into the woods and follow a nice path down to the lower field trail. If you go a little further there is another path into the woods that branches off almost immediately. The right path is a short loop; the left path meanders through the forest and returns to the meadow.

Other Information

The Charlotte Trails Committee asks that all users stay on the trails and off of private property bordering the trails, keep dogs from straying into neighboring yards, clean up after pets, and respect the privacy of the landowners who have generously allowed trail easements on their land.

Please also respect the homeowners on Plouffe Lane by obeying the speed limit and all posted signs.

Trail Manager

Visit Town of Charlotte online for more information or contact:

Charlotte Trails Committee

Charlotte Trails Committee
P.O. Box 119
Charlotte, VT 05445
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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

From Route 7 South and Church Hill Road, take Church Hill Road to the stop sign and turn right onto Hinesburg Road. Take Hinesburg Road to Spear Street and turn left. Take Spear Street approximately 1.3 miles and take a right onto Carpenter Road. Plouffe Lane will be a short distance down the road on your left. Follow the road to the end (there is a red gate), open the gate and park your car inside.

Please respect the homeowners on Plouffe Lane by obeying the speed limit and all posted signs.

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

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