I am a true Vermonter and I have to say I had never been to
Mt. Philo on a hike prior to this summer.
I am also a mother of an active 4 year old boy and am finding myself
these days searching for fun and exciting new “adventures” for us to
pursue. So, a few weeks ago I decided we
would try and hike Mt. Philo for the first time. I was thankful to discover that it is roughly
one mile from bottom to top and really thankful for that when my son decided he
didn’t want to walk anymore…. that was about a quarter mile into our
adventure! So, thankfully I had brought
an Ergo just in case and he climbed on my back and I carried him the rest of
the way up which was a nice workout for me.
There are two options for trails.
One is the main paved road which is a steady climb and not as
challenging as the trail in the woods.
We took the woods which offered many talking points for me and my
son. Lots of man-made terrain such as
stone steps and very need rock structures.
When we arrived at the top of the mountain I was really
surprised at how nice it is. The lawn
was nicely manicured and there were Adirondack chairs set out all around. There were picnic tables and lookout
stations. The views were
breathtaking. We laid out our picnic
blanket and enjoyed a nice lunch on the grass.
Carter, my son even ran into a classmate and chased around butterflies
with her for a while.
The hike back down was easier than coming up but my son yet
again wanted a ride down the mountain… On
my back he went and down the mountain we walked.
Overall, I would hike Mt. Philo again and yes bring my
little man along. I think I’d encourage
him to walk a whole lot more as it really was easy enough for the little ones
to make it. So, if you are looking for
an easy hike and a fun “adventure” with the kiddos, try Mt. Philo!
Author:Ryan Miller Phone: 802-999-6983 Dated: July 28th 2014 Views: 262 About Ryan: Coming from a family with countless years of real estate experience, I knew my calling early. After ...
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