Gilbrook Natural Area

Trail Overview

Interpretive trail offers up close view of ecology.
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Trail Activity
Hiking Snowshoeing
1.3 miles, Network
Colchester (VT), Winooski (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt
Permitted on leash
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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. 

Other Information

Park Rules

  • 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)

Trail Manager

Visit City of Winooski online for more information or contact:

Winooski Parks & Recreation Department

Winooski Parks & Recreation Department
27 West Allen Street
Phone: 802-655-6410
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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

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.

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