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Groton State Forest – Volunteer Vacations 2021

August 1 - August 7

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Help build the Cross Vermont Trail – a four season multi-use path 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!

CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 1 mile each work day

Project Rating

Difficult

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

8

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).

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, Vermont. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Venue

Groton State Forest
1467 Boulder Beach Rd, Groton, Vermont 5046 United States
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