Hello Friends of Millstone Trails,
Millstone Trails Association is ending a fantastic winter season at the Barre Town Forest. Thanks to great work by our winter grooming team, there were trails available for skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing and walking. Even with frigid temperatures and a finicky snowmobile, volunteers were out grooming loops throughout our long winter. Thanks to everyone who donated funds to help us cover our expenses during this time. We were busy this winter planning the upcoming spring season and have information to get out to all of you.
We are very excited to announce a new collaboration with the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA). MTA has decided to become a chapter of VMBA which will give you many additional benefits as members of Millstone Trails Association. We feel that this relationship will benefit both our trail users and MTA as a whole, since it will lift some of the administrative work from our small volunteer organization and add many new opportunities for members. You can learn more about the great benefits of MTA membership here. For mountain bikers, a primary benefit of membership with MTA is a season pass for riding our trails.
Memberships are available for purchase now! Get yours here before the season opens so you’ll be ready to ride!
Just as in years past, day passes will be required for mountain biking if you are not a member. Once the season opens, we will be selling day passes at several area locations including Lawson’s store (cash only), in addition to online via our website. We look forward to relaying more information to you over the next month as we come closer to the start of the riding season.
Here are some of the highlighted changes being made for the upcoming season:
We encourage your participation and here are a couple of ways to get involved!
We are a non-profit organization that maintains the Millstone Trails, a network of non-motorized recreational trails in Central Vermont. Our trails traverse 1,500 acres of diverse and dramatic terrain, among historic quarries, New England villages, and Northern forests. Donations and mountain bike passes are the source of funding that keep the Millstone Trails open. 100% of these funds go directly to trail maintenance, primarily materials and tools, parking maintenance and grooming trails in the winter, and the administrative expenses of operating a public recreation area.
Thank you for enjoying and supporting the Millstone Trails. Again we look forward to updating you with more information over the next month leading up to the beginning of the spring season.