This is a list of hike locations my friends and I go to regularly. It’s for our own private use, but it may be interesting for others who like to hike in this area. Some are nice road walks we use during hunting season and mud season. Some are public lands and town trails.

Hike up  snowmobile trail from Pekin Brook Rd

Meet at 9:30 at the junction of Pekin Brook Rd & George Rd in Calais. Watch weather reports to consider need of Yax Trax or snow shoes. Questions? Contact Jennifer – vtpots@gmail.com


Hike on Thompson  Rd into the Stranahan Forest in Marshfield

Follow Rt 14 north from N Montpellier and take a right onto Max Gray Rd. Turn right onto Sadie Foss Rd. Follow Sadie Foss Rd across  Hollister Hill Rd, and it  becomes Beaver Meadow Rd. Bear right  onto Pitkin Farms Rd and watch for  a pull off on the right as the road makes sharp left. This is the north end of  Thompson Rd and we can hike the Stranahan Forest from there.

Hike From Annie’s House into Stranahan Forest

Let’s meet at 9:30 at Anne Reed’s house –

There are so many ways to get to Anne’s! Her address is 3941 Hollister Hill Rd. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/V9YDXCD6Kbs

From North Montpelier, take Rt 214,  turn left on Taylor Farm Rd, turn left onto Hollister Hill and go approx. 2 miles. Anne’s place is on the left, a little brown house with green trim, right on the road, right across from a white farmhouse, also right on the road. 3941 posted on the house.

OR coming up Max Gray Road from Rt 14, turn right onto Sadie Foss then right on Hollister Hill Rd. Anne’s  house is 0.8 miles from the turn, on the right.

Please do not park on the road –  you can park in the driveway or on the lawn.
Questions? Contact Jennifer – vtpots@gmail.com


 Stranahan Forest in Marshfield

 From Adamant area, take Lightening Ridge, cross Rt 14 onto Max Gray, take a right on Sadie Foss and then another right onto Hollister Hill Rd. Look for the Stranahan Forest Parking lot on your left. If you get to Hollister Hill Farm you’ve gone too far.


For those living further south:
Go through Plainfield on Rt 2 going east and take a left on Hollister Hill Rd. After a mile or so the road bears left at a 4 corners. Then take the 1st right to continue on Hollister Hill Rd. Go past Hollister Hill Farm and look for the Stranahan Forest parking lot on your right.

Here’s the Google Map url for the nearest house, across the road from the parking lot: https://goo.gl/maps/k5zbDkFSKLr

Questions? Contact Jennifer – vtpots@gmail.com


Sodom Pond Rd Walk

Meet at the Adamant Coop at 9:30. Questions? Jennifer’s email is vtpots@gmail.com


Hike to the Adamant Quarry

Let’s  hike in Adamant on Quarry Rd. Meet at the Coop at 9:30. Jennifer’s email is vtpots@gmail.com.


Woods Walk at Goddard

 We’ll explore the trails on the Goddard College campus. Let’s meet at the main Goddard College Parking lot. Questions? Call Jennifer at 223-8926 or email vtpots@gmail.com

Taylor Farm  Rd Walk from Goddard Library

Let’s walk the beautiful Taylor Farm Rd through Plainfield’s iconic farm land. Meet at the Goddard College Library (Eliot Pratt Center) Parking Lot. Here’s the Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/Jo4W7o1n3hp Questions? Call Jennifer at 223-8926 or email vtpots@gmail.com


East Montpelier Hike Snow Hill Rd and Kelton Rd

Let’s start at  the junction of Snow Hill Rd and Kelton Rd in East Montpelier, between the 4 Corners School and Seth Gardner’s farm. A nice walk starts as a class 4 road and then we can take  woods trail through a sweet little valley  ending at Chickering Rd. The out and back is about 2 miles and if we take a right on Chickering we have the option of following Guyette back to Snow Hill for a 2.5 mile loop. Questions: Contact Jennifer at 223-8926 or vtpots@gmail.com.


Woods Walk on Woodbury Mountain Rd

We’re walking a new trail – Woodbury Mountain Rd. Go north through Maple Corners on the County Rd. About 1/2 mile past the Dugar Brook Rd turn on the right, watch for a left hand road with a HOUSE FOR SALE sign. We’ll park there and follow the trail up onto the Woodbury Mountain Ridge. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com


 Hike to Chickering Bog

From Adamant take Adamant Rd going north,  turn right onto Lightening Ridge Rd and go about a mile.  Turn left on  George Rd.  Let’s meet at the parking area on the left side of George Rd,  but be careful not to back  into the ditch by the road.   Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com or Try my Cell 802-522-3841


Hayden Rd Walk

We’re going to meet at the #10 Pond parking lot  and walk Hayden Rd, which is part trail and part very quiet road. Let’s meet at 9:30. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com


Saturday 3/11 Trail Hike on East Montpelier Trail  Center Rd to Templeton Rd
Let’s meet at 9:30 at the trailhead on Center Rd just up the hill and south of the Templeton Rd – Center Road intersection. There is a small pull-off on the right. The Google address is half way between 2915 and 3483 Center Road, East Montpelier, VT. Foot gear for ice recommended. We’ll walk the roads if it’s too icy. Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com with questions.


Trail Hike – E Montpelier Trail from Center Rd to Dodge Rd

We’ll hike the E Montpelier Trail from Center Rd to Dodge Rd. Let’s meet  at the trailhead on Center Rd just up the hill from Templeton Farm at the  Templeton Rd – Center Road intersection. There is a small pull-off on the right.  Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com with questions.


Snow Shoe  Hike – E Montpelier Trail Saturday Feb 25 9:30am

We’ll hike the E Montpelier Trail starting from Dodge Rd about a mile east of the Center Rd/Dodge Rd intersection near E Montpelier Center. Here’s the approximate Google Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/EKPrbiCkM4m . There is a small parking lot on the north side with some boulders.  Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com with questions.


Hike – E Montpelier Trail Templeton Rd  to Center Rd

Let’s hike the Templeton Rd  to Center Rd section of the EM Trails. Meet at the parking area east of the EM Fire Station on Templeton Rd. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com


Apple Hill Rd Hike

Apple Hill is a beauty that runs from Dugar Brook Rd to Elmslie Rd near Maple Corner. Let’s meet at the junction of Apple Hill Rd and Duggar Brook Rd.

From Calais, take Moscow Woods Rd to North Calais Rd and turn left. Duggar Brook Rd is the next right. Watch for Apple Hill Rd on your left.

From Maple Corner take Kent Hill Rd through Kent’s Corners down the hill and take a left onto North Calais Rd. Duggar Brook Rd is your next left. Watch for Apple Hill Rd on your left –  there may not be a  sign.

Questions? Carpooling? Email Jennifer @ vtpots@gmail.com. I can meet people at the Coop at 9:10 and do the driving. Contact me.


Hike to a Calais Fen
We are lucky to have Missy Storrow as our guide to hike to a Fen listed on the new Calais Natural Resource Inventory. Meet at Missy’s house: 710 Wheeler Rd off County Rd. Going north, Wheeler (note Cozy Corner sign) is a left north of the Fitch Rd turn. If you see the Bliss Rd or Longmeadow Hill turn you’ve gone too far. Her gray house & barn is at the top of the hill after Cozy Corner. Park by the shed or across road on left. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Ellis Bruce Trail Hike in Calais
Let’s meet at 9:30 at the trail head at the top of Longmeadow Hill Rd, which is a left turn(going north) off County Rd just past the Wheeler Rd turn. If you get to the Bliss Pond Rd turn you’ve gone too far. From Maple Corners the right is just past the Bliss Rd turn. Go to the end of the road (go straight at the intersection of Robinson Hill Rd, not marked) and park at the trail head to the right of the Bradley’s driveway.. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Robinson Ridge Trail Hike in Calais
Let’s meet at 9:30 at the intersection of Longmeadow Hill Rd and Robinson Hill Rd.  Longmeadow Hill Rd is a left turn(going north) off County Rd just past the Wheeler Rd turn. If you get to the Bliss Pond Rd turn you’ve gone too far. From Maple Corners the right is just past the Bliss Rd turn. Go up the Longmeadow Hill Rd until you see a road  intersection on the right. That’s Robinson Hill Rd, and is not marked. Park there and walk up Longmeadow Hill Rd 100 yards to the trailhead on the right. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Another Robinson Ridge Trail Hike in Calais 
Let’s meet at 9:30 at the TRAILHEAD on Robinson Hill Rd that is ONE MILE from the  intersection of Longmeadow Hill Rd and Robinson Hill Rd.  How to get there: Longmeadow Hill Rd is a left turn(going north) off County Rd just past the Wheeler Rd turn. If you get to the Bliss Pond Rd turn you’ve gone too far. From Maple Corners the right is just past the Bliss Rd turn. Go up the Longmeadow Hill Rd until you see Robinson Hill Rd (NOT MARKED) on the right, just past a tan house with tiny pond and dock.  Drive on Robinson Hill Rd 1 mile to the clearly marked trailhead & Parking area on the right. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Walk E Montpelier Trails off Sparrow Farm Road Saturday 

Let’s Meet at Miriam Hansen’s house at 9:30 for a hike through  some gorgeous woods. Her address is 460 Sparrow Farm Rd.

Coming south on County Rd take Horn of the Moon Rd, the next right after the Haggett Rd turn. Take a left on Jacobs Rd, and at the T turn left onto Sparrow Farm Rd. Miriam’s is on the left with a bicycle mailbox post.

From the south, take the Cummings Rd turn off County Rd. turn right onto North St, then left onto Sparrow Farm Rd. Miriam’s is on the right with a bicycle mailbox post.

Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Bradley Loop Trail Hike in Calais
Let’s meet at 9:30 at the trail head at the top of Longmeadow Hill Rd, which is a left turn(going north) off County Rd just past the Wheeler Rd turn. If you get to the Bliss Pond Rd turn you’ve gone too far. From Maple Corners the right is just past the Bliss Rd turn. Go to the end of the road (go straight at the intersection of Robinson Hill Rd, not marked) and park at the trail head. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Mallory Brook Trail Hike Saturday  October 1
Let’s meet at 9:30. The trailhead is at end of Johnson Rd,  a  deadend turn off of Dodge Rd in E Montpelier. From E Montpelier Center (Old Meeting House)  it’s a right turn about 1/2 a mile before you get to the Putnam Rd, Vincent Flats Rd, Snow Hill Rd intersection at the 4 Corners School. From the 4 Corners School head towards EM Center and watch for Johnson Rd on your left. Directions are a bit hard to write, so here is a Google Maps link. https://goo.gl/maps/mz6f2SHBo2L2

The trail is the newest segment of the EM Trails network and meanders along the beautiful Mallory Brook. Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Mallory Brook Trail Hike from Cherry Tree Hill Rd E Montpelier
Let’s meet at 9:30. If you are coming from the north to get to the Cherry Tree Rd Trailhead, go to the EM 4 Corners School near the junction of Snow Hill Rd, Putnam Rd, and Vincent Flats Rd. Take Vincent Flats Rd (turns to hard top) south, passing the EM Elementary School on your right. At a bend in the road keep straight onto Cherry Tree Hill Rd (dirt) passing an area of houses. The houses stop as you see farm fields on your right. Keep a close eye on the right for a small farm rd. Parking is on the right and you will see the Mallory Brook Trail sign.

From EM village go up the hill on Quaker Rd following the sign for EM Elementary. At the top of the hill take a left onto Cherry Tree Hill Rd and follow the directions above.

From Montpelier, take Town Hill Rd towards EM Village. At a bend in the road take a left onto Cherry Tree Hill Rd. Watch for a farm rd on the left that takes you to Mallery Brook Trailhead parking.


Hike from Kent Museum on Robinson Cemetery Rd, Calais – Saturday 

Meet in front of the Kent Museum at 9:30 and we will walk the pretty Robinson Cemetery Rd  with it’s gorgeous views. The Museum is at the intersection of Kent Hill Rd, Robinson Cemetery Rd and Old West Church Rd in Calais. Google map here: https://goo.gl/maps/w3tGHrVPmsF2 – Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com. And leave time to go to the amazing art show Parables at the Kent Museum.


Hike up Elmslie Rd in Calais – Saturday 

Let’s enjoy more beautiful foliage! We’re still taking a break from trails during hunting season, but Elmslie Hill Rd is quiet and beautiful. Meet at the Calais Town Hall on Kent Hill Rd(goes from Kent Museum down to Pekin Brook) close to the intersection of Pekin Brook Rd/North Calais Rd. Here is the approximate Google Map location: https://goo.gl/maps/tYd1c923Tkk . Questions? Email Jennifer at vtpots@gmail.com.


Walk –  Nelson Pond Rd & Cranberry Meadow Rd in Calais – Saturday

Meet at 9:30 at the Nelson Pond Fishing Access on Nelson Pond Rd in Calais. We’ll walk the quiet roads of Calais with nice views of 2 ponds. Here’s the map:

https://goo.gl/maps/zSc4xwksGLL2
Note there is a Nelson Pond in E Montpelier, but we are meeting at the Calais one north of #10 Pond.
Questions? Contact Jennifer – vtpots@gmail.com

Walk –  #10 Rd & Nelson Pond Rd – Saturday 

Meet at 9:30 at the #10 Pond Fishing Access on #10 Rd in Calais. We’ll walk the quiet roads of Calais with nice views of 2 ponds. Questions? Contact Jennifer – vtpots@gmail.com


Walk – Calais Trails near Bliss Pond – Saturday

Let’s meet at the Old West Church at 9:30 Saturday October 27. We’ll walk the Calais Trails near Bliss Pond. The church address is 758 Old West Church Rd, Calais. From County Rd coming from the south take a right on Bliss Pond Rd and then a left onto Old West Church Rd. From Maple Corners  take Kent Hill Rd and then turn right onto Old West Church Rd. Questions? Call Jennifer at 802-522-3841.