COVID-19: Safety on the Trail

COVID19 public notice, West River Trail

Keep yourself and others safe on the West River Trail! 

COVID-19 Safety Posters have been put up at the trailheads today. 

Please share this area safely and responsibly:

Use the trail only if you feel well and have not been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.

Practice social distancing – maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and those not in your family.

Wear a mask. Save N95 masks for healthcare professionals; use a homemade cloth mask, purchased mask, or bandana.

Avoid shared surfaces such as benches, picnic tables, railings.

Consider less traveled trails if the trail or parking lot appears crowded.

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Beware Skunks on the Trail

Beware Skunks on the Trail

We received this alert from a trail user on the Brattleboro (Marina) end of the West River Trail:
“Thought you might like to know there is a family of skunks around the kiosk and parking area leading to the West River Trail. We were attacked by an ailing skunk (probably rabid), which sprayed one of our cars and trunk. Very hard to get invited anywhere these days.! These skunks might be rabid, as they move very slowly, and appear to be unhealthy. We called state authorities, and they promised to look into it. Be careful!”