Trail System

All trails begin and end at the Welcome Center where guests get a glimpse of all that Hildene’s mission: Values into Action encompasses. It is here that guests can access information on everything from the Pullman car to the floating boardwalk and how to get there and how to get back.

Rich in trails, Hildene is a special place to be in all seasons and year-round. With approximately 12 miles of walking trails, guests who choose these paths are immersed in nature and a variety of landscapes from woods to meadows. Our 412 acres provide sanctuary for pollinators; bees and butterflies and ground nesting birds. On the lower part of the property at Dene Farm, the trails lead to a working farm, teaching greenhouse, bobolink sanctuary observation platform and 600’ floating boardwalk through the Battenkill wetland.


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A trail of another sort begins at the goat dairy and cheese-making facility at Hildene Farm. It is the Vermont Cheese Trail

Not far from the goat dairy and located on the Farm Trail is a stop on yet another trail. The 1903 Pullman car, Sunbeam, is the southern-most site on Vermont’s African American Heritage Trail