Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Trail to Connect Two Towns

A fall view from the CVT in Groton State Forest.
The Cross Vermont Trail connect communities along the Winooski and Wells Rivers, from Burlington to Ryegate. At times sharing the route with roads and at times traveling its own path through forests and fields, this four-season trail allows hikers, bikers, skiers, and commuters to connect coordinates on the map.

Being in Washington County, we frequent the portions of the trail that connect Plainfield and Marshfield. This is a particularly beautiful section, especially through Groton State Forest.
The CVT entering Groton State Forest.

Here are some ways to take advantage of the CVT on your bike: 
Here are some ways to support the CVT:
  • Ride the Central Vermont Cycling Tour June 22 with easy, moderate, and advanced options
  • Support the Keystone Project, which is the completion of a critical section of trail that gets trail users off of Route 2, by contacting your local representatives in favor of providing transportation funds to the project
    A bridge crossing Nasmith Brook in Marshfield.
    The CVT between Plainfield and Groton is double track with an easy 1-3% grade.
    A fall view of Marshfield Mountain from the CVT in Groton State Forest.
    The trail east from Nasmith Brook Road in Marshfield.


1 comment:

  1. The vision of this trail and the effort to make it happen, is truly one to be thankful for!