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Fairgrounds Trails

A network of mainly singletrack mountain bike trails looping through the fields and forests of East Poultney
Trail Activity
17.4 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate, Advanced
Poultney (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Rock/Ledge, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging
Permitted on leash


The Fairgrounds trails loop on both sides of VT-140. The majority of the trails are singletrack, but there are doubletrack connections as well. The easier trails are closer to the trailhead while the longer loops are rated more or very difficult. Although the trails were built for mountain biking, hiking, running and snowshoeing is also allowed. Please be aware of other trail users as you enjoy these trails. The Midway doubletrack is not recommended for bikes.

The trailhead has a porta-potty, but no other facilities.

Other Information

Trail Network Guidelines:

  • Welcome sunrise to sunset
  • Share the trails... bikers yield to hikers
  • Practice Leave No Trace ethics
  • Stay on marked trails
  • No motorized vehicles or horses
  • No camping or fires
  • Cell phones may NOT have service at the trailhead, or on parts of the trail network! Familiarize yourself with the map, have a map with you, and/or have the map available offline in your mobile GPS App.
  • Respect private property

Deer hunting is allowed on this property. Please follow these recommendations during hunting season:

The following trails are closed during rifle and muzzleloader season:  

  • Cliffhanger
  • Freefall
  • Loop-the-Loop
  • Midway
  • To Morse Hollow

For your own safety and out of respect for hunters - please abide by trail closures.

Trail Manager

Volunteers, membership dues and donations made these trails possible. If you enjoyed the trails, please consider supporting Slate Valley Trails.

For more information, visit the Slate Valley Trails website or contact:

Slate Valley Trails

Slate Valley Trails
P.O Box 242
Poultney, VT 05764
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep your pets under control at all times, to protect both them and wild animals, fragile environments, and the enjoyment of other visitors.
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Trailhead Information

From Poultney, head east on VT-140 for 3.8 miles. Take a slight left onto Town Farm Road. The parking area will be on the right after 0.1 miles.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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Private Property
This trail passes through private property. Please respect the landowner and protect future access by staying on the marked trail and following all rules.

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