North Branch Cascades Trail is Open!

Friday, July 24th, 2020

This has been a very popular time for the one-mile long trail along the North Branch of the Winooski River,  despite the project not being fully complete. VRC opened the trail for the public to enjoy now, knowing that special places along our rivers are more important than ever during these challenging times. Upon completion this fall, visitors will notice even more improvements to this already incredible spot. VRC is adding another composting privy near the northern parking lot, some benches along the trail, replacing the picnic table (the original one was swept away during the 2019 Halloween Storm), and a few finishing touches to the middle portion of the trail. We have heard so many great stories from many North Branch Cascades visitors, we are glad people are enjoying this spot, and we greatly appreciate the excellent user behavior and respect we have seen. Learn more about this project here. If you can help us reach our goal of raising $50,000 to fund the management of the North Branch Cascades, please donate here. Thank you!

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