As anyone who has ever lived in Chittenden County will attest, it has no shortage of fun outdoor destinations. Some are well known, like the bike path and public parks on the Burlington waterfront. Some take a little more exploration to discover. Locals who enjoy these hushed locations draw comparisons to Jack Sparrow’s coy directions to the Isla de Muerta – they are places that cannot be found unless you already know where they are (granted, if the swashbuckling buccaneers had Google Maps, perhaps it would have been a bit more accessible).
Secret Trail in Williston
During the closing process of a home in Williston, one of our buyers revealed he had a new addition to the family in the form of an energetic puppy. As our buyers got their dream house under contract and completed due diligence, we revealed the cherry on top – their home was less than five minutes from the Sucker Brook Hollow Trail which features a wonderful panoramic view of Williston & Greater Burlington. This is a well-known network to those who live in proximity to it, but is virtually unknown to the population at large compared to the trails at Red Rocks in South Burlington or Camel’s Hump in Huntington. Our buyer was thrilled to learn of such easy access to a beautiful and well-maintained trail network!
The Treasures of Chittenden County
A huge draw of Chittenden County is the extremely rare balance of convenient world-class outdoor access while maintaining a vibrant sense of a populous community. Chittenden County residents enjoy access to some of the best mountains on the East Coast, the 13th largest lake in the United States, and some of the region’s premier maintained trails for biking, running, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. And almost all these wonderful places are free for anyone to enjoy!
If you’re interested in learning more about properties with access to trail networks, mountains, bodies of water, or all of the above, contact the Brian Boardman Group today or run a search through our website!