Vermont Fish & Wildlife botanists and ecologists put together some of their favorite plant-focused hikes:
- Alburgh Dunes State Park
Extensive sand beach and dune. Swimming too!
- Colchester Bog, UVM Natural Area
Boardwalk. Access from Airport Park.
- Button Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh
Trails through cedar bluff forests.
- Chickering Bog, East Montpelier
Hike through The Nature Conservancy's rich woods to a boardwalk at the fen wetland. Best for orchids in mid-June.
- Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Woodstock
The Nature Conservancy and New England Wildflower Society manage this area. Follow the boardwalk for orchids in mid-June.
- Gleason Brook along the Green Mountain Club Long Trail
Park from River Road in Duxbury. Great spring wildflowers
- Kettle Pond and Owls’ Head in Groton State Forest
Mixed forest and outcrops
- Kingsland Bay State Park
Trails through cedar bluff forest
- Molly Beatty Bog, Lewis
In the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge Nulhegan Basin Division
- Moose Bog, Wenlock Wildlife Management Area
Access from South America Road in Ferdinand
- Mount Mansfield
See Alpine Meadow plants. Accessed by the toll road (a fee), hiking trails, or the Stowe Mountain Resort gondola
- Mount Philo State Parks
Champlain Valley flora in all seasons
- Niquette Bay State Park, Colchester
Best for spring ephemerals anytime in May
- Shaw Mountain
The Nature Conservancy manages these extensive Trails. Outstanding flora
- Snake Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Take the hiking trail from the eastern or western parking lot and meet up with a network of trails that crisscross the ridgeline and summit of the mountain
- Stranahan Town Forest in Marshfield
Trails through mixed woods and forest
- Vernon Black Gum Forest
Vernon Town Forest