Vergennes bike, hiking trails are ready to use

VERGENNES — Trails are ready for use by mountain bikers and hikers on the wooded, city- owned, 12-acre MacIntosh Park that runs along Comfort Hill’s east side in northern Vergennes. “Most of the trails have been roughed in, and the outer loop is pretty well finished,” said Scott Hardy, an area resident who has been a key organizer of the effort to develop the wooded park into a recreation destination. “My hope is throughout this fall we’ll have all the trails cut in, and we’ll just improve them as we go alo … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ads have no place on trails, no matter their content

This past Sunday morning I took one of my older dogs on a little walk up the first part of the trail up Snake Mountain. We only went up to the T, where you turn left to go on to the summit. Now I live on the mountain, just a ways down from the trailhead a … (read more)

Peregrine nesting closes some trails

ADDISON COUNTY — It is time again for Peregrine falcon nesting season and a number of cliffside trails have been closed until further notice in order to protect nesting falcons and offspring. Some hiking trails have seen as increase in traffic as Vermonte … (read more)

Trails closed around Vermont, in part due to coronavirus

This story originally appeared on the Vermont Sports website. On Friday, April 3, the State released a statement and formally reinforced the closure of a number of trail networks across the state. In Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference today, Secretary of … (read more)

ATV enthusiasts plan Brandon trail system

BRANDON — A group of all-terrain vehicle enthusiasts is working to create a better trail system in Brandon and legitimize ATV riding in the area. The goal is to engage private landowners and the town and use land and small sections of public road to form … (read more)

Mountain bike trails planned for city park

VERGENNES — Vergennes-area residents should be able to ride their mountain bikes on a new trail network right within city limits by this summer. Shelburne resident Scott Hardy — whose future plans call for a move to Vergennes — has spearheaded an effort t … (read more)