Tales of Vermont Haunted Forests
October 28, 2010
Alien abductions and alternate dimensions? The Green Mountains are filled with intriguing legends and ghost tales, including some that have been told for more than a century. Now, just in time for Halloween, a new book explores Vermont haunted forests.
“Haunted Hikes of Vermont” by Tim Simard includes detailed trail descriptions accompanied by mysterious tales, ranging from a haunted covered bridge in Stowe to unexplained disappearances on Glastenbury Mountain.
Simard, an avid hiker from Waterbury, writes about a variety of ghost stories and places of notable historic interest, including Camel’s Hump, Southern Vermont College, Glastenbury Wilderness Area, Lincoln Gap, Lake Champlain, Gold Brook Bridge, Lake Willoughby and the Northeast Kingdom.
In the book’s introduction, Simard sums it up perfectly: “Vermont’s history is so interesting and lively, it’s not inconceivable that weird energy remains.”
**Read more: Take a Haunted Hike (Boston.com)
From Beyond My Kitchen WindowPosted at 11:06h, 28 October
Haunted hikes through Vermont sounds like so much fun. I need to get in shape first. Maybe some of these haunted trails will scared a few stubborn pounds off me!!Lol
Erin @ I Heart New EnglandPosted at 21:16h, 28 October
I would SO love to go on this!!
Hilke BrederPosted at 13:20h, 29 October
I have to take a look at this book. Anything haunted in Southern Vermont? Of course, BEEC.org puts up a Forest of Mystery for Halloween every year.
Erica HouskeeperPosted at 14:14h, 30 October
Hi From Beyond — Me too! Sounds like it would be fun to explore some of these haunted trails. I’ve been on some, but not all. And at the time I had no idea they were haunted.
Hi Erin — I know. Searching for ghosts sounds intriguing.
Hi Hilke — Glastonbury is in southern Vermont, and the chapter about Glastonbury is really interesting. There are stories about alternate dimensions, cursed boulders, monsters and strange disappearances.
Leeann @ Join the GossipPosted at 21:31h, 30 October
Very cool! I love stuff like this 🙂
LarryPosted at 14:42h, 13 November
I love reading about stuff like that. Even if you don’t believe in the supernatural aspect I’m always curious as to how these legends started.