Hike and explore Corinth’s history with the Upper Valley Land Trust!
Saturday, July 18
Come hike with the Upper Valley Land Trust and the Green Mountain Club O-section through the beautiful hardwoods and interesting history of Corinth, Vermont! We’ll be visiting cellar holes and the old farmstead of the infamous Orson Clement, hiking up to the site of a former copper mine, and through the site of a once-grand resort. These sites will transport us back to a time when Corinth’s landscape, and population, were quite different than today’s! The hike will be about 3 to 4 miles over moderate terrain. Meet at the Clement Trail parking area on Maplewood Road in Corinth for a 9:30am start. To register contact Jason Berard at jason.berard (at) uvlt.org
Ascutney Mountain Traverse
Saturday, August 29
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, August 29th, 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, August 29th. To register contact Jason Berard: jason.berard (at) uvlt.org.