Visiting Year-Round

Visiting Year-Round

Winter

  • Find peace and solitude
  • Lowest visitation of the year
  • Have the Lookout all to yourself
  • Be cautious: Trails are not winter maintained
  • Consider cleats following ice storms

Spring

Lady Slipper
  • Wonderful time for hiking in cool, comfortable weather
  • Watch for returning songbirds and small mammals
  • Listen for tree frogs and spring peepers in the pond
  • Enjoy the every changing blooms in the Native Plant Garden
  • Spring HawkCount held April 1-May 15
  • Spring Weekend Programs begin April 1

Learn about the Spring Weekend Program Schedule
Browse our upcoming Spring Events

Summer

  • Go hiking in the cooler mountaintop weather
  • Enjoy the peak of butterfly diversity (up to 40 species)
  • Check out the pond for newts, frogs and painted turtles
  • Stop by the Visitor Center to see hummingbirds at the feeder stations

Browse our upcoming Summer Events

Autumn

  • Most popular time on the mountain
  • Don't miss the famous autumn migration
  • Peak of Broad-winged Hawk migration is mid September
  • Greatest hawk diversity is during October
  • Fall color peaks during mid to late October

Learn about the Autumn Weekend Program Schedule
Browse our upcoming Autumn Events
Consider stopping in for the Autumn Lecture Series

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