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Groton State Forest, Cross Vermont Trail

August 4 - August 10

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Help build the Cross Vermont Trail – a four season multi-use trail spanning the width of Vermont. We are “connecting communities, their schools, and the natural areas in between.” The crew will build small bridges, drainage ditches, stone structures, and surface parts of the trail with gravel to make it universally accessible. Contribute to the foundation of a sustainable trail that is connecting communities across the entire state!

Host

Cross Vermont Trail Association

Accommodations

Car Camping Tent Sites

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 1 mile each day

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

16

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

Northern Vermont is a picture postcard landscape of small villages, side by side with rolling pastures, surrounded by forested expanses of hills, bogs, and glacial lakes. We will work in and around the 25,000 acre Groton State Forest. We will camp in a state park with running water and hot showers. From the campground there is easy access to lakes with paddling and swimming, and to hiking trails with summit views. It is also a short drive to the small but culturally vibrant towns nearby- and the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory! Volunteers will have many choices for their free day. The camp site is nearby to numerous lakes, with swimming beaches and boat rentals. Many hiking trails also nearby to camping. It is an easy day trip by car to larger mountains (such as White Mountain National Forest) or to towns with restaurants and shops (like Montpelier, capitol of Vermont.)

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will tent camp in a state park that provides running water and hot showers. All group cooking gear is provided. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.

Travel

Airport pickup provided from Burlington International Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Location

Groton State Forest, Cross Vermont Trail
1467 Boulder Beach R, Groton, Vermont 05046 United States

Registration

3 available
American Hiking Society Member$295.00Wahoo, you get a registration discount!

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3 available
Non-Member$350.00Registration includes 1-year AHS membership. Welcome!

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3 available
Additional Trip(s) in 2019$225.00Thanks for giving back to trails...again!

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3 available
Youth$195.00Under 18 years of age- Must be accompanied by legal guardian on trip

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3 available
Group$225.004+ Participants, All must be AHS members

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