Ascutney Hike – Two Trails!
Saturday, September 20, starts at 9am
Mount Ascutney. From nearly every town in our region it can be seen rising above the valley. With numerous trail options for climbing the peak, it can be hard to decide which one to use! Have no fear, UVLT Stewardship staff can help ease your burden! We’ll be leading a traverse of the mountain on Saturday, September 20th, which means you’ll be able to hike TWO trails in the same day!
We’ll meet at the Windsor Trail parking lot on Route 44A, and then carpool over to the Weathersfield Trail where we’ll begin our ascent. Once at the top, we’ll make our way back down to our cars on the Windsor side of the mountain.
You may be surprised to learn that although Mount Ascutney is a State Park, UVLT holds conservation easements on 800 acres of the lower reaches of the mountain on both the north (Windsor) and south (Weathersfield) sides. This land was added to the original park between 1998 and 2000. VT State Lands Forester Rick White said that this would not have been possible without UVLT working with landowners to conserve the property first as the purchase price would have been too high if it were still developable land.
So, come join us for a hike to explore the big mountain in our own back yard! We’ll be meeting at the Windsor Trail parking lot on Route 44A at 9am on Saturday, September 20th.
10th Annual Rivendell Ramble
Saturday, September 27th
10K and 5K Trail/Road Runs – Morning Hike – and Lunch
UVLT’s Sara Cavin will be among the group hiking on the trail section to the summit of Mt. Cube where it meets the Appalachian Trail! The Ramble is a fundraising event for Rivendell Trails, sponsored by Rivendell Trails Association. The Cross Rivendell Trail is a 36-mile educational and recreational resource connecting four Upper Valley communities and passing conserved farm and forestland. Event details and registration information here.
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