Robert Frost Trail

Robert Frost Trail

Green Mountain National Forest Ripton, Vermont 05766

Official Website
Robert Frost Trail guide and map

Birds of Interest

Several species of warblers nest in the area, including Yellow warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Warbling Vireo, and White-eyed Vireo.

About this Location

The Robert Frost Trail commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry; several of his poems are mounted along the trail in the woods and fields. Blueberries and huckleberries grow in an old field at the far end of the trail. The trail is an easy walk, and the first 0.3 miles across a beaver pond boardwalk out to the South Branch of the Middlebury River is accessible and suitable for wheelchairs. The Forest Service maintains all of the old fields along this trail with prescribed fire to preserve the scenic, open appearance of the area.

From Middlebury, travel south on US-7 to where it intersects with VT-125. Travel east on VT-125 for 5.8 miles. The parking area is on the right.

From Rochester, travel north on VT-100 to its intersection with VT-125. Travel west on VT-125 for 9.9 miles. The parking area is on the left.

Notable Trails

The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike at Robert Frost Trail.

The trail passes through alder runs, meadows, and mixed woodland areas.


  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website and Birding Areas in the Green Mountain National Forest

Last updated October 8, 2023