Ready Set Paddle!

Join paddlers of all skill levels at the Annual Brattle Paddle! Racers can register on race day. Spectators are encouraged to watch from their own paddlecrafts on the river and along the shoreline and on bridges along the route. The more the merrier!

The Brattle Paddle
Sunday June 30, 2019
Registration: 8:30 am – 10 am
Race starts: 10:30 am 
Entry fee: $25.00
Racing distance: 9 miles
Recreational distance: 5 miles
Separate starts for different classes
Awards will be presented following the races

A light lunch will be provided under the party tent for all registered participants by The Marina On the Water.

Directions from North or South I-91 to Exit 3, South on Route 5 to The Marina On the Water (located right before the bridge where the West and Connecticut rivers meet)

For more information Contact: Sandy Harris at 603-363-4868 or
Click through to read more about the Brattle Paddle on Upcountry Magazine.

Proceeds to benefit the West River Trail. 

Dash to the Dam Costumed 5K Race

Dash_to_the_dam_AdOn October 20th, West River Valley Thrives (, a substance use education and prevention organization focusing primarily on youth, will host their 3rd annual costumed 5k run/walk along the West River Trail in Townshend, with registration starting at 9am. At 10 am, runners will race from the “Old Route 30” trailhead to the Townshend Dam Rec Area. At the finish there will be food, drinks, prizes and activities for everyone. Adults pay $20 to race and kids under 15 pay $15. Children under 5 run for free. Wear a costume – runner or not – and you might win a prize!
For more information and to register, visit West River Valley Thrives website at, scroll down and click on the registration button. You may also call Nick Plante at 802-365-4700.

This race is a fundraiser to benefit the programs of West River Valley Thrives, a youth substance use education and prevention organization in Townshend, Vermont, serving the upper West River Valley towns.

Trail Run/Walk to Benefit the West River Trail July 27

Trail Run/Walk to Benefit the West River Trail July 27

Mother-daughter runners on the lower section last summer. (Photo by Dede Cummings)

Mother-daughter runners on the lower section last summer. (Photo by Dede Cummings)

Please join us for a West River Trail Benefit Run/Walk on July 27, 2013 at 9:00 am.

This mass start, self-guided event will begin at the trailhead behind the Marina and follow the trail through picturesque natural settings which include beautiful views of the river.
Participants can run or walk as little or as much as they like*.
Mile markers on the first section (3.5 miles) to Rice Farm Road will help participants measure their progress.
A small group of runners will be running all the way to Townshend Dam.
There will be snacks and water near the Rice Farm Rd trailhead, and also upon return at the Marina trailhead.
A suggested donation of $20 will be collected upon sign-in at 8:30 the morning of the event. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the West River Trail for future trail development, enhancement and maintenance.

*Please note! This is a self-guided event and participants will need to return to the start on foot or make arrangements for a ride at the covered bridge in West Dummerston or beyond.

Please email questions to Tim Fleming at

50 Cups of Tea

50 Cups of Tea

WRT morthers day teaPlease join us at the Depot in South Londonderry for an Afternoon Tea featuring scrumptious sweet and savory treats, fresh flowers and favors. Saturday May 11th, 2:30 – 4 pm at the Depot, Route 100, South Londonderry, VT.

Inspired by local clay artist Susan Leader. To benefit Friends of the West River Trail. $25 per person, limited seating. Advance tickets available at Neighborhood Connections, Mountain Marketplace.
Questions? Please call 802-548-8247