Trails to treasures
BAKER PEAK & GRIFFITH LAKE (VT.)
Baker Peak and Griffith Lake offer pleasant views, especially during autumn when surrounding foliage becomes a fiery mix of orange and red. In summer, the same forests ring with bird calls, as warblers, vireos, and thrushes mark their territories.
HIKE: This moderate 8.3-mile loop follows the Lake, Long, and Baker Peak trails. The Lake Trail ends .3 miles north of the Griffith Lake Tenting Area, which lies nestled near the waters idyllic east shore. On day two, complete the trek after venturing north to sweeping views atop Baker Peak.
REGULATIONS: First-come, first-served, fee.
AMENITIES: Tent platforms, outhouse. www.greenmountainclub.org