Valley Trail

Vermont

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Valley Trail Facts

States: Vermont
Counties: Windham
Length: 9.1 miles
Trail end points: S. Access Rd. and Handle Rd. (Dover) and W. Main St./Route 9 (Wilmington)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6017308
Trail activities: Bike, Walking

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Valley Trail Description

The scenic Valley Trail spans 9 miles connecting Dover and Wilmington in southern Vermont along the Green Mountain National Forest. It provides a critical off-road pathway for bypassing Route 100. Much of the trail is lushly wooded, traveling along brooks and passing occasional small ponds.

Note that there's a short gap in the trail at its northern end. A short, disconnected portion of the trail travels to the Mount Snow Ski Area in Dover.

On the southern end of the trail, in Wilmington, you can cross W. Main Street and go over a footbridge across the North Branch of the Deerfield River to access the Hoot, Toot and Whistle Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

Northwest of Wilmington, parking is available at the trailhead at the intersection of Haystack Road and Birch Loop. Farther north, more trailhead parking is available at the intersection of Ski Area Access Road and Fannie Hill Drive. Approaching Dover, there are parking areas off Handle Road, Cross Town Road, and Kingswood Road.

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