Gilbrook Natural Area
From Burlington, cross the Winooski bridge. Take the roundabout to Route 15 (East Allen Street). Take a left onto Dion Street, then a right turn onto Lafountain Street. Go under the I-89 overpass, then take the next left onto Gilbrook Road. The trailhead is at the end of the road, look for the signs.
The trail has many offshoots which take you through wetlands and hilly forest areas. The pond is quite lovely. A picnic spot and educational signs about the ecology of the area make this a fun experience for visitors. Pets are permitted. Most of the trail is wooded and flat, with one small dip down and back up a very small hill at the dam.
- Parks are free and open from dawn to dusk
- The park welcomes hikers, anglers, paddlers, skaters, ice fishermen, birders, and naturalists
- Dogs on leashes only
- Not a staffed facility, enjoy at your own risk
- Carry in, Carry out
- Take only pictures and leave only footprints
- No mountain bikes
- No motor vehicles
- No discharge of firearms
- No hunting or trapping
- No open fires of glass bottles
- No motorized boats (including electric motors)
Visit City of Winooski online for more information or contact:
Winooski Parks & Recreation Advisory Board
Check for nearby geocaches to Gilbrook Natural Area.
Leave No Trace Principle
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.