Ladd’s Mill Access

Name of Project:  Ladd’s Mill River Access

Location:   Worcester

River:   North Branch of the Winooski River

Type of Project:   Public River Access

Public Access:   Yes

Date Completed:    Spring 2014

Size:   0.25 acres

Landowner:   Hobie and Charlie Guion

Funding Partners:  Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Friends of the Winooski, local donors

Property Description:  This project is located below a dam and small hydroelectric facility in Worcester Village. It is open to the public through the generosity of a private landowner.

Project Background:   Vermont River Conservancy’s staff worked with local a trail builder (Hermit Woods LLC) to turn this site into an official river access point.  The team transformed a steep, eroding bank into a beautiful, long lasting rock staircase providing safe access to the river for anglers, paddlers, and swimmers.

Directions: Take Route 14 to Worcester Village. Head east on Calais Rd. Park near the hydro station before Gould Hill Rd. Click here for a Google Map And Directions.

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