Climbing Mount Tom in Woodstock, Vermont
Mount Tom dominates the center of Woodstock. It's 1,250'. If you are fit, it will take you about 30 minutes to reach the top. It is well worth the trip.
There are two ways up, an easy way from behind the mountain, and faster one from the center of town.
The easy and longer way is to drive out of Woodstock on Route 4 and turn right just after the Woodstock Farmer's Market. Follow the road up and over a hill and you will come to a parking lot on your right.
The fastest way is to set out from the park on Mountain Avenue, behind the covered bridge. The ascent will take about 30 minutes depending on your level of fitness. The climb is easy and well worn. Near the summit, the going gets a little tricky but there is a guide wire to hold on to as you negotiate your way over some rocks. Wear a good pair of boots.
Once you are on the summit, you will see most of the village laid out before you.