What: Hike in Mountain Meadow Preserve.
Mountain Meadow rises from 690 feet at the Mason Street entrance to more than 1,100 feet along much of the Vermont trails, and 1,120 feet if you choose the trail that crosses over the Mason Hill summit.
If you want to enjoy your vistas the easy way, enter the reservation from the Pownal, Vt., parking lot, meandering along flat trails to the wood road leading to Mausert’s Camp.
Where: Directions to Williamstown entrance: From the intersection of Routes 2 and 7, take 7 north for 1.7 miles. Bear right onto Mason Street and follow it to the entrance and parking. Allow at least a couple hours for this unforgettable trek.
When: Open year-round, daily, sunrise to sunset.
Admission: Free. No mountain biking, and dogs must be leashed.