These beautiful trails are entirely on private property and are open to the public through the landowner's generosity and their partnership with Slate Valley Trails. The majority of the trails between the Endless Brook, Country Club, and Fairgrounds trailheads are singletrack, with some doubletrack. There are multiple views of Lake Saint Catherine and other area peaks from the viewpoints.
These trails are open to any non-motorized use including hiking, running, mountain biking, nordic skiing and snowshoeing. No horseback riding or motorized use.
Please do not use the trails during the freeze/thaw cycle, as trails are fragile at this time. Please avoid trampling vegetation at the view points, and keep your impact low. Be aware of other trail users as you enjoy these trails.
The Endless Brook and Fairgrounds trailhead parking has a seasonal porta-potty, but no other facilities.
Slate Valley Trails also stewards other great trails in Poultney and Wells; use the Find Trails map to discover even more Slate Valley trails!.
Trail Network Guidelines:
Deer hunting is allowed on this property. Please follow these recommendations during hunting season:
The following trails are closed during rifle and muzzleloader season:
For your own safety and out of respect for hunters - please abide by trail closures.
Slate Valley Trails (SVT) is a volunteer community group founded in 2015. SVT is a registered non-profit organization and a chapter of the Vermont Mountain Biking Association (VMBA).
The SVT mission is to build, maintain and promote foot and bicycling trails in the Slate Valley region of southwestern Vermont.
Our goals are to:
1) Build community among local individuals, organizations and businesses.
2) Support the local economy by promoting the region as a place to visit, with improved access to trails.
3) Encourage the positive health benefits of being active outdoors.
Volunteers and new members are welcome! Become a member or sign up for our emails
Parking is available on the Endless Brook side of the network on the Endless Brook Road across from the Lewis Deane Nature Preserve (limited parking) and at a larger lot at the Lake St. Catherine Country Club. To access the Fairgrounds side of the network, head east on VT-140 from downtown Poultney for 3.8 miles. Take a slight left onto Town Farm Road. The parking area will be on the right after 0.1 miles.
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