Nulhegan Hut And Trails

Photo by Sean Beckett

Nestled on a 70 acre parcel of conserved lands near the confluence of the Nulhegan River and it’s East Branch, the Vermont River Conservancy’s Nulhegan Hut and Trail system provides a unique opportunity to explore Vermont’s woods and waters.

The Nulhegan Hut is an insulated 14×18, timber framed cabin with a loft, kitchen area, wood stove, deck, and porch. Built by Yestermorrow Design Build School students and over forty volunteers, it is open for use by advanced reservation only.

Approximately 1.5 miles of trails flow through meadows and riparian forests, providing glimpses to the wild Nulhegan River and it’s unruly East Branch. The trails are generally level and suitable for users of variety of ages and abilities.

A river access serves as a take-out for whitewater enthusiasts seeking to run the one mile Class III Nulhegan Gorge immediately upstream, or a put-in for paddlers seeking to explore the three mile, Class I and quickwater run down to the confluence with the Connecticut River in Bloomfield. The gorge is is one of the “top ten” intermediate whitewater runs in the state, and is runnable in closed boats during the spring, early summer, as well as after fall rains. The section that follows can be run most seasons, although during the summer, expect to walk approximately 0.5 miles to near the confluence of the Nulhegan and the East Branch.

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Thank you to the many partners and volunteers who made this project possible!

Dozens of volunteers from the Vermont River Conservancy, the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and the NorthWoods Stewardship Center built the hut and trails which was made possible through the generous support of:

  •  The Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund
  • The Vermont Recreational Trails Program
  • The Upper Connecticut Rver Mitigation and Enhancement Fund
  • Carl Taylor
  • Lowes
  • Pella Windows and Doors


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