Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. Distances are round trip and are approximate, as are elevation gains.  Hike leader has discretion to refuse anyone who is not adequately prepared. Proof of vaccination may be required. Call the hike leader for meeting place and time, and if you reserve a space and are unable to go, please let the leader know ASAP so that someone else can take your place. If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home and join us next time.

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CHAPMAN FARM SITE & CEMETERY, West Haven

Galick Farm West Haven, VT

Depending on the weather, we will hike, snowshoe or ski from the Nature Conservancy Buckner Preserve trailhead at the Galick Farm across used and unused farm fields and through a little woods to a farm site overlooking Lake Champlain. We’ll walk down to a little cemetery near the shore, where some of the Chapmans are…

SPRUCE PEAK, Manchester

Mancheter, VT Manchester, VT

We’ll head south on the Long Trail, ascending the ridge and with a short, steep scramble at the end to reach a scenic view. Snowshoes and/or traction devices will be needed depending on conditions. 4.8 miles, moderate with some steep bits. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.

HOT DOG ROAST, Lake St. Catherine State Park, Poultney

Lake St. Catherine 3034 VT-30, , VT, Poultney, VT

We’re reviving a Killington Section mid-winter tradition! Bring hot dogs or whatever you’d like to roast over the fire, and snowshoes or spikes for a short hike. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.

CADWELL TRAIL, Pittsford

Pittsford, VT Pittsford, VT

Snowshoe or ski along Otter Creek, where we may see otter tracks and slides. 2.5 miles easy to moderate, and if it’s too nice a day to go home, we have the option to add another nearby trail. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.