Kingsbury Branch Paddlers Access

Name of Project:  Kingsbury Branch Paddlers Access                                                Kingsbury Branch resized

Location:  East Montpelier, VT

River:  Kingsbury Branch

Type of Project:  Paddling Access

Public Access:  Yes

Date Completed:  March 2011

Size:  5 Acres

Water Frontage:  1,900’

Landowner:  Town of East Montpelier; Easement held by Vermont River Conservancy

Funding Partners:  Concept2, East Montpelier Conservation Fund, Fields Pond Foundation, National Life Group, Northfield Savings Bank, Price Chopper Golub Foundation, Schultz-Blackwell Trust, VAST, VSECU, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Washington Electric Cooperative, Individual Donors

Property Description:  Located just above the confluence of the Kingsbury Branch with the meandering Winooski River, this 5-acre parcel includes a VAST trail segment and a snowmobile bridge over the Kingsbury Branch.  Two pull-offs are constructed so paddlers can safely access the river.  This conservation project also protects an animal on the Vermont Threatened and Endangered Species list, and will be used by local schools for biological education.  The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps assisted with trail construction, planting and signage location.  The parcel has been transferred to the Town of East Montpelier with a conservation easement, and it is available for all to use to access outstanding waters for paddling and the enjoyment of our natural resources.

Directions to the Property: From Route 2, turn onto Coburn Road and go approximately ¾ mile past the covered bridge.  Look for signs to the access on the right.

From Route 14, turn onto Coburn Road and go approximately 0.7 miles.  Access will be on the left before the bridge.

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