Riverstone Preserve Trail

Riverstone Preserve Trail

I walked on the new Riverstone Preserve trail yesterday, along the shoreline, that the VYCC crew created.  It’s lovely!  But I missed the new steps!  Are they hidden? Here’s an invitation to come out on the West River Trail and find the mysterious new stone steps.  When you find them, let me know where they … Continue reading

Riverstone Preserve Steps

Riverstone Preserve Steps

If you’re out on the trail this gorgeous sunny summer morning for the monthly I-91 Bridge Project Trail Talk, why not continue on to see the beautiful stone steps created earlier this summer by the VYCC crew. Thanks again to the crew from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) for their hard work building the new … Continue reading

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 disagreement regarding 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 additional letters in our effort towards resolution of the … Continue reading

July Trail Talk

July Trail Talk

Check out the progress on the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project! The next monthly Trail Talk is this Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 8:15 am. Meet up at the West River Trail Marina Trailhead at 8 am, and walk the trail to the construction site with the PCL+FIGG Team. The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, … Continue reading

Trail Work: VYCC & New Steps

Trail Work: VYCC & New Steps

A big thanks to the fabulous crew from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) for their good work building the new steps at the Riverstone Preserve on the lower section of West River Trail. Beautiful work!

The Riverstone Preserve Trail Work

The Riverstone Preserve Trail Work

A huge thanks to the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps crew for their good work on the West River Trail. Posted on behalf of Alex Wilson: A few weeks ago, it was such a nice day that I decided to bike into work on the trail. I spent a while with the VYCC crew and checking out the … Continue reading

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!