Blue Mountain Nature Trail
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Blue Mountain Union School is on Route 302 in the Village of Wells River, just east of I-91 Exit 17. Alternate: Boltonville Trailhead, on Route 302, in Newbury, just east of Boltonville Road.
The Blue Mountain Nature Trail starts at Blue Mountain School and winds down to the Cross Vermont Trail (on the old Montpelier - Wells River railbed) then goes right on the Cross Vermont Trail, then left into the woods, winding up to a hemlock and spruce forested plateau offering beautiful views of the Wells River.
This trail, along with all of the Wells River Conservation area, offers direct access for the students of Blue Mountain School to a hands-on natural science resource, right in their backyard.The Cross Vermont Trail (on the old Montpelier - Wells River railbed) continues to the east and west of the Blue Mountain Trail.
Blue Mountain Nature Trail is maintained by Blue Mt School, with assistance from Newbury Conservation Commission and Cross Vermont Trail Association.
Cross Vermont Trail
Trail Programs Coordinator
29 Main St Suite 4
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 498-0079
Newbury Conservation Commission
Check for nearby geocaches to Blue Mountain Nature Trail.
Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.