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Montpelier & Wells River Rail Trail: Newbury

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Gradual pleasant walk or easy bike among stands of large trees with views of Wells River, wetlands, farm.
Trail Activity
1.7 miles, One Way
Newbury (VT)
Gravel/Crushed Stone/Cinder, Grass/Meadow


This section of the Cross Vermont Trail on the former railbed is a pleasant, gradual trail through stands of large trees with some sweeping views of Wells River, wetlands, and farms beyond. Wildlife viewing opportunities reward the quiet trail user. Together with the Boltonville Nature Trail and the Blue Mountain Nature Trail, there is a network of nearly four miles throughout the Wells River Conservation Area (including properties of the Al-len Farm, State of Vermont, Town of Newbury, and Blue Mountain Union School.)

Trail Manager

Visit Newbury Conservation Commission or Cross Vermont Trail Association online for more information or contact:

Cross Vermont Trail
29 Main St Suite 4
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 498-0079
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Newbury Conservation Commission
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Trail Tips

Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
Stick to established trails and campsites. If there's no trail, try to walk on rock, gravel, or snow and spread out so that your group doesn't create a trail.

Trailhead Information

Trailhead at Boltonville, with parking, north side of Route 302 just east of junction of Route 302 and Boltonville Road. (Just over 0.5 miles west of I-91 Exit 17.)

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