Echo Lake Vista Trail, Ludlow, VT

Echo Lake Vista Trail Ludlow Vermont

We love visiting the Ludlow area of Vermont, and nearby is Camp Plymouth State Park.  There is plenty to do at the park, including the Echo Lake Vista Trail.  If you make the trip here, the park also offers a beach, playground, picnic area, cabin rentals and boat rentals.  We have visited many times and enjoyed both spending time at the lake and going hiking.

To get to the trail, you can park in the lot just outside the day use entrance on Scout Camp Road (no fee required).  Otherwise, there is a day use fee to enter the park.

Camp Plymouth State Park Vermont

The trail is just off Scout Camp Road, on an old logging road next to the Birch Cottage.  It is a wide trail, and after a very short distance, there is a sign for the Vista Trail.

Echo Lake Vista Trail

To get to the vista, it is about 0.5 mile up.  Most of the trail is an upwards incline, with some steep areas.  Fortunately, the trail is only a half mile up.  We did this with our two kids and although there was some complaining, it was very doable compared to some longer hikes we have done.

The trail is simple and wooded, and it is shaded from the sun.  This was a nice hike on a warm fall day, and when we went and the trail was in good condition (not muddy).

It was easy to follow the signs and blue markings.  There are signs pointing both up and down the trail to keep you on the trail.

Echo Lake Vista Trail

The vista is a small area, but beautiful.  It looks out over the lake and beyond to Okemo Mountain.  This would be a great trail in the summer, since it is mostly under shade, but also nice in the fall for leaf peeping and also in the months the trees have lost their leaves (even clearer views!).

Echo Lake Vista Trail

This is not a loop trail, so to get back, you simply go back down the approx. 0.5 mile you came up.


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By | 2017-10-29T13:25:48+00:00 October 4th, 2017|hiking, Travel|11 Comments

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  1. candy October 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    We love visiting our different state parks. So many out there to enjoy and they all have something special. Haven’t been to this one but it looks like a great place to spend the day outdoors.

  2. Tomi C October 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    There are so many amazing trails all over the world and my family and I make a point of visiting as many as we can whenever we are on vacation. I’ve never been to Vermont but i would love to someday

  3. Mama to 6 Blessings October 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    So beautiful! Looks like a nice place to relax and enjoy nature. It would be nice to go as a family and have a picnic!

  4. Tim B October 29, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Looks like you had a nice hike. I always find a trek through the woods a nice relaxing get away from the hassle of everyday life. This must have some amazing views when the trees are ablaze with fall colors.

  5. Bonnie G October 29, 2017 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    We love taking hikes when we can and visiting new places. Echo lake looks like a really nice place to visit.

  6. Anita Anderson October 30, 2017 at 2:09 am - Reply

    I love taking hikes and seeing new places. I would like to one day travel to VT. The scenery in your pictures is beautiful.

  7. Jeanine October 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Wow what a gorgeous place. I haven’t gone hiking in quite some time but think this would just be lovely. What nice views.

  8. Anosa October 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Such a serene place. Perfect for destressing and unwinding from the hustle and bustle of the city. Who would not love to be in this place.

  9. Dina Demarest October 30, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    The view from the top of that mountain is really amazing!

  10. David Elliott October 30, 2017 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    It’s been too long since I have been out hiking and camping. This reminds me that I need to do this very soon. I love seeing the beautiful things out there. I am jealous of how gorgeous it is back east on some of those trails.

  11. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen October 30, 2017 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Eco Lake Vista Trail sounds like a nice place for a family picnic. Would love to visit that place!

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