Waterbury, Vt. – Memorial Day weekend is typically when most trails in Vermont are officially open for hiking season.
Officials say hiking is one of Vermont’s top tourism draws, so it important to note that some trails may still have snow and mud on them.
“Our volunteers have been working diligently to clear the trails of winter debris, coinciding nicely with our spring weather melting away the late snow we received this winter,” said GMC Director of Trail Programs Dave Hardy.
The Green Mountain Club, a Vermont hiking organization has a few tips for you follow before you hit the trails.
Officials say to plan ahead and tell someone not going with you, where you will be hiking. Bring warm layers as its still cold on some of the higher peaks. Bring water to drink and raingear with you. Help keep Vermont clean by carrying out everything you carry in.
For more information on planning your next hike, click here.