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Map of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

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Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Vermont map area

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

LENGTH:

33 miles

SURFACE:

compacted crushed stone

COMMUNITIES:

Jeffersonville, Ithiel Falls, Johnson, Hyde Park, Morristown, Dannville, St. Johnsbury

HIGHLIGHTS:

rail-trail, old bridges, Vermont countryside, thick forests, Lamiolle River, wildlife, rural communities

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a 93-mile long rail-trail corridor that crosses much of the State of Vermont with 33-miles of compacted crushed stone pathway completed. When completed, the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail will be the longest rail trail in New England. The route includes thick hardwood forests, farmland, historic bridges over the Lamoille River, historic railroad structures and artifacts and quaint Vermont communities. This trail will be a destination for travelers from all over to view the fall colors while coasting along the trail.

There are two separate sections of the trail that have been improved with a wide smooth surface of compacted crushed stone. The north section is 17 miles long and the southern section is 16 miles long. There is a 23-mile long gap between the two completed sections. This area is to the north of Stowe.

The trail roughly follows alongside State Route 15 or State Highway 2 for most of its route.

Conditions

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is open for hiking and bike riding in the summer and open for snowmobiles and skiing in the winter. The route is very rural with few road crossings and few sevices. The surface may not be suitable for all types of bicycles.

Communities

The completed sections of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail go past the following communities: Jeffersonville, Ithiel Falls, Johnson, Hyde Park, Morristown, Dannville and St. Johnsbury.

Points of Interest

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail includes beautiful views of the Lamoille River, old railroad bridges, old railroad buildings and artifacts, miles of native forests and picturesque farmland. The trail also goes past Joe's Pond to the west of Danville.

End Points

The north end of the northerly section is located at Cambridge Junction Road to the east of Jeffersonville. There is also a graded gravel pathway that leads into Jeffersonville from this location.

The south end of the northerly section is located along Park Street to the east of Morristown.

The north end of the southerly section is located on Channel Drive on the north end of Joes Pond.

The south end of the southerly section is located off of Main Street on the south side of St. Johnsbury.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in Central Vermont

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