is a small town located about 25 miles south of Burlington
. Although small, Huntington is a beautiful, mountainous town with streams and rivers. It is home of the third highest peak in Vermont, Camel’s Hump, which is a favorite hiking spot for many people. There are breathtaking views from the top of the peak of the Champlain Valley and on clear days you may see as far as Montreal.
A famous Vermont hiking trail, The Long Trail
, passes through Huntington from Camel’s Hump to Mount Mansfield. The Long Trail runs the length of the entire state, starting at the Massachusetts border and reaching the Canadian border. It’s the oldest, long-distance trail to the United States and people living in Huntington can hike a part of the beautiful terrain every day.
Huntington provides recreational opportunities for the community and people of all ages. Enjoy miles of running, hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing trails at The Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski and Bike Center. Take in breathtaking views of the Green Mountains and wildlife including moose, deer, and turkey.
Things to do
The Huntington River is a great spot for fishing and, when calm enough, a fun place to swim.
Camel’s Hump State Forest
is in Huntington, which permits camping in certain areas, and has several hiking trails. It helps protect the natural habitats for local species and is a spectacular place to enjoy a picnic.
The Birds of Vermont Museum
is also located in Huntington and is a great place to view 500+ species of birds, learn bird calls or even try wood carving!
Students attend Brewster Pierce Memorial Middle School
before combining with surrounding towns to attend Mt Mansfield Union High School