|Woodstock has a vast network of walking and hiking trails in a small area trails and sidewalks that connect Mount Tom, Mount Peg, and other conserved lands within the heart of Woodstock Village.
|In this context, the Woodstock Trails Partnership came together in 2004 as a coalition of local, state and federal organizations and agencies to enhance the awareness, preservation and ultimately use of the network of trails in Woodstock. Most of these wonderful places are here as part of Woodstock because the original stewards of these lands were committed to making these lands accessible to the public for outdoor recreational pursuits.
The existing system and potential new links represent over 30 miles of trail around the Village including Faulkner Trust and Billings Park Commission lands at Mount Peg and Mount Tom, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park trails, the King Farm, and the village sidewalk system. Our core partnership includes the Billings Park Commission, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, the NPS Rivers & Trails Program, the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce, the Ottauquechee Health Foundation, the Two Rivers – Ottauquechee Regional Commission, and the Faulkner Trust.
|Trails in this community are cultural and historic resources as well as recreational. Given this valuable, yet challenged resource, the opportunity is ripe for significant investment and significant success. Last year the Partnership focused on creating the Walk Woodstock trails map, and this year we are creating a comprehensive signage system throughout the trails network. These beautiful signs are being created by Vermont Handcarved Signs, and the posts have been generously underwritten by Britton Lumber Company. Our other major goal that we are pursuing is a youth trails stewardship program in partnership with the local schools and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.