Vermont Trail Symposium



A big THANKYOU to all who participated in this year’s Trail Symposium, especially all the great presenters!  It was one of the most engaging Trail Symposiums yet.  We are working to pull together more information to share through the website, but in the meantime, feel free to watch these sample presentations Mount Mansfield TV shared with us:

Mobbs Farm Trail-Concept to Completion-Heather Furman

Introduction to the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps-Thomas Hark

The Governor Shumlin’s Recreation Trails Address

See the schedule from our last Trail Sympsoium (or Click Here for downloadable PDF): 

See the great list of presenters from our last Trail Symposium (or Click Here for downloadable PDF):


Jessica Ricketson, seasonal Regional Trail Coordinator with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation explains how to set up a highline at the 2nd Annual VT Trail Symposium in Groton State Forest in 2008.

Brighton Nature Trail

Luke O’Brien of the NorthWoods Stewardship Center points out a unique feature on the Brighton Nature Trail while on a field workshop during the 2010 VT Trail Symposium.

Participants enjoy a hearty lunch while catching some of fall’s fleeting sun rays at the Groton State Forest Nature Center.