Kick Off the New Year on the Right Foot and Join Us for a FREE First Day Hike!

Mt. Ascutney, 9 AM
Easy-moderate hiking, approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hrs. All ages welcome. Trail depends on conditions. Pets on leash welcome.  Meet at entrance to Mt. Ascutney State Park. Dress in layers, bring water and snacks. Microspikes or snowshoes recommended.

Lake Willoughby Area, 10 AM
Join us for this First Day Hike in memory of Dave Hardy, who dedicated countless hours to the stewardship of the Long Trail in Vermont. This hike has beautiful overviews of Long Pond, Lake Willoughby and Bald Mountain and is considered moderate with a few tricky areas. Snowshoes or microspikes will be need for this 4-mile round trip. All ages, pets permitted on leash.

Meet at Long Pond trailhead 10AM.(From RT 5A in Westmore, turn onto Long Pond Road at the Westmore store, continue up for 2.5 miles, go past Long Pond for about 1/8 mile, parking is on the left at the Long Pond Trail parking area).

Please confirm with Jean Haigh at or Cathi Brooks at and let us know if you're interested. Call Jean for more information and go/no go updates at 802-586-9637.

Groton Nature Center, 1:00 PM
Join Groton State Forest expert, Greg Western for a family-friendly 1+ hour loop hike, all ages. Snowshoes or microspikes are recommended, pets permitted on leash.

Meet at the Groton Nature Center (plowed parking).
For more information and go/no go updates call Greg at


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