Putnam Pike, Glocester
Built by Australian sailors of the HMAS Perth in 1965, the Walkabout Trail offers three loops through the George Washington State Campground and Management Area. With views of the Bowdish Reservoir and Wilbur Pond and lots of rocks to climb, the Walkabout Trail offers plenty of features to keep the kids busy. Plus, the reward of taking a swim afterwards should keep them moving along! There is a very small day use fee from the second weekend of April to the end of October, and the campground is definitely worth looking into if you have any inclination to stay overnight.
Length: 1.6 miles; 4.8 miles if you extend along the red trail; 7.9 miles if you extend along the orange trail
Difficulty: challenging for kids
Dogs: are welcome, so long as they are leashed and you clean up after them
Click here for an extensive list of guidelines for hiking with kids.
Click here to visit the George Washington Management Area website.