West River Trail Improvements

A huge thanks to local volunteers and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) for the many trail improvements accomplished in June and July. On June 15. a small, but dedicated team of volunteers worked hard to clear stumps that had come up in the new section of trail . They also improved drainage from the bridge … Continue reading

The West River Trail Detour

The West River Trail Detour

Woohoo! An alternate path for the lower section of the West River Trail has been opened at the Marina Trailhead that provides recreational use of the trail near the I-91 bridge construction access road. Follow trail signs carefully through the construction area. There are intersections between construction access and the trail path, and users should … Continue reading

Volunteer Trail Workday on Sunday June 15

Volunteer Trail Workday on Sunday June 15

In honor of National Trails Day (June 7) please consider volunteering to improve the lower section of the West River Trail! Our next Volunteer Trail Workday is Sunday, June 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will gather at the Marina trail head and leave at 10 AM. Wear work shoes that can get … Continue reading

Black Mountain Hike Saturday June 14

Black Mountain Hike Saturday June 14

Join The Nature Conservancy at their Black Mountain Natural Area on Rice Farm Road in Dummerston on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 1 pm for a trip to the 275-acre parcel they plan to acquire this summer. Walk through oak, pine and hemlock forest. The mountain laurel should be at peak bloom! Trip Contact: Jon … Continue reading

West River Trail Run Saturday June 7th

West River Trail Run Saturday June 7th

  The West River Trail Run Saturday June 7, 2014. The West River Trail Run is a spectacular run along the West River from South Londonderry to Jamaica in beautiful Southern Vermont. Open to single runners & relay teams of 3. Hikers and walkers are welcome and will start about an hour before the runners. … Continue reading

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

Dear Friends of the West River Trail, We are pleased to announce the completion of our 2013 Annual Report, which recaps the very busy and eventful year at both the Upper and Lower sections, acknowledges all financial and in-kind donors and provides a financial overview. We hope you will take the time to read the … Continue reading

Birding on the West River with the Vermont Land Trust

Birding on the West River with the Vermont Land Trust

DATE: Saturday, May 17 TIME: 7:30 –10:00 am PLACE: Riverstone Preserve, Brattleboro River corridors provide important habitat for migratory and breeding birds. Grab your binoculars and join VLT’s Kerry Doyle on Saturday May 17 for a morning of birding along the West River Trail in Brattleboro. Co-sponsored with Friends of the West River. RSVP appreciated … Continue reading

West River Trail Detour Open at Southern Trailhead

West River Trail Detour Open at Southern Trailhead

Great news! The trail detour around the I-91 bridge construction has been completed, and the southern trailhead near the Marina Restaurant is now open. The ephemeral spring wildflowers are profuse. It is a good time to get out and explore the Riverstone Preserve and the West River Trail. Photos by Alex Wilson. Here’s the update from … Continue reading