Loops and Hikes
  1. Raponda Ridge loop: June is a good time to walk the Raponda Ridge Trail because the lupens are in bloom.  From the trail head on Ware Road,  walk past the gate and follow the blue diamonds for .3 miles, then turn right onto the Raponda Ridge lower trail. Bear right and follow the babbling brook down and then up for .4 miles to a tee. A right turn here would take you to the Hogback Mountain trails, but instead turn left to follow the Raponda Ridge upper trail back.  Follow the blue diamonds through the woods  for .7 miles then back to the trailhead.
  2. Old Stage Road loop: From the Lake Raponda Trail head, walk uphill a few yards to a marked intersection and turn right toward Stearns Avenue. You can find another geocache as you walk through woods.  At Stearns Avenue, walk uphill for a short distance, then veer off Stearns Avenue to the right. A stone tower once stood in the field to your left, but birch trees now grow out of those stones. This trail connects with Ware Road (turn left), and continues as a trail.  You’ll pass the trailhead of the Ware Road-Hogback Connector Trail and continue on to Old Stage Road–so called because it was once the main road to points east. Continue downhill on Old Stage Road to the intersection with Lake Raponda Road. Turn left, stroll past the boat launch and return to your starting point at Green Mountain Beach.
  3. Ware Road loop: From the Lake Raponda Trail head, walk uphill a few yards to a marked intersection and turn right toward Stearns Avenue. You can find another geocache as you walk through woods.  At Stearns Avenue, walk uphill for a short distance, then veer off Stearns Avenue to the right. A stone tower once stood in the field to your left, but birch trees now grow out of those stones. This trail connects with Ware Road (turn right). You’ll pass the Raponda Ridge Trail and continue downhill to the intersection with Lake Raponda Road. Turn right to return to your starting point. As you pass Stearns Avenue, stop by the Little Free Library and pick up a book.