West River Trail Picnic Spot

West River Trail Picnic Spot

Thanks to Malcolm Moore and Jason Cooper for clearing a fallen oak tree from the West River Trail and turning a loss into an asset. Next time you are out on the trail, at mile 3.25, halfway between the 2 trailheads, take a moment to enjoy the new hand-crafted, trail-side solid oak picnic table and stools.

West River Trail Improvements

West River Trail Improvements

This summer, work on the lower section of the West River Trail will greatly improve the trail. A crew from Vermont Youth Conservation Corps will be working on the trail June 22nd through July 10th. They will be building stone steps down to the river, cutting new trails and improving drainage. Most of their work will … Continue reading

Bridge Project Trail Talk

Bridge Project Trail Talk

Curious about the new I-91 bridge? Join the monthly Trail Talk this Saturday, June 13, 2015. Meet up with the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail Marina Trailhead at 8 am and walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site. The talk will begin at 8:15 am. The project’s website features up-to-date information about the bridge, construction … Continue reading

West River Railroad Poem

West River Railroad Poem

Do you know anything about Beulah Tinson Osgood? Jason Cooper found this poem tucked into an old book about the West River Railroad. It’s a wonderful story about one person’s experience years ago with the West River Railroad. If you know anything about the poem or the poet, please leave a comment! Thanks!

Rice Farm Road Trailhead Update

Rice Farm Road Trailhead Update

From the Friends of the West River Trail Lower Section Steering Committee: We have been working to resolve a misunderstanding at the Rice Farm Road Trailhead area, where no trespassing signs have been posted for the last several months. We have researched the issue and recently sent letters in our effort towards resolution of the … Continue reading

West River Trail Workday Report

West River Trail Workday Report

Posted on behalf of Jason Cooper, Workday Coordinator. A big thanks to workday volunteers Elijah Cooper, Jennifer and Jahvon Parker, Dave Cohen and Rachel Zamore and their son, Eli and a friend. We got lots done! Volunteers moved rocks, cleared drainage, cut trees and branches, removed trash and pulled knotweed from a several-hundred square-foot patch of … Continue reading

Misunderstanding at the Rice Farm Road Trailhead

Misunderstanding at the Rice Farm Road Trailhead

Update from The Friends of the West River Trail Lower Section Steering Committee: West River Trail users may have noticed the No Trespassing signs and logs blocking the parking area at the Rice Farm Road trailhead. We want you to know that the FWRT lower section steering committee is aware of this. There is a misunderstanding … Continue reading

I-91Bridge Trail Talk

I-91Bridge Trail Talk

The PCL+FIGG Team will conduct the next on-site Trail Talk on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail Marina trailhead on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 8 am and the talk will begin at 8:15 am Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, appropriate clothing and … Continue reading