Enjoy National Trails Day on Saturday June 4th by celebrating local trail successes and helping to plan for new ones!

Public Workshop Flyer_OPTCome celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday June 4th with a hike or bike ride to help plan for a network of new trails and bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the Mad River Valley! After exploring existing and proposed trail connections in one of the tours, party down & cool off with ice cream from our generous sponsors, the Sweet Spot and the Village Grocery!

This celebration of all things trails and active transportation will include: updates on on-going trail work from the Mad River Path and Mad River Riders, a hiking/walking tour of the Mad River Path and Waitsfield Village, an off-road bike tour (bring your own mountain bike), and an on-road bike tour (bring your own bike). Meet at the General Wait House at 1 pm for the tours. We will round out the festivities with an ice cream social at 3:15 pm at the General Wait House.

The walking and bicycle tours will engage the community about the MRV Moves Active Transportation Plan that is currently underway in the valley, providing information on the envisioned network and documenting the thoughts and preferences of the public. The MRV Moves Plan is being undertaken by the Mad River Planning District (MRVPD) to articulate a unified, multi-town, watershed-wide vision for cohesive network of recreational trails and non-motorized transportation facilities, how they integrate with economic development, enhance visitor experiences, enhance residents’ quality of life, and improve transportation choices. The project, which included a series of public meetings, a community survey, and an engaged Advisory Committee, is nearing completion with the proposed network first shared with the public at a meeting in Waitsfield on February 11th.

Event Schedule:

  • Updates on on-going trail work
    • Mad River Riders – Lareau Farm @ 10 am
    • Mad River Path Association – Gen. Wait House @ 1 pm
  • Walking & Bicycle Tours – leave the Gen. Wait House @ 1:30 pm
  • Ice Cream Social – General Wait House @ 3:15 pm

Join us for all or part of the day, but don’t miss out on the free ice cream!!