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2020-04-21 17:38:59 -0400
With the coronavirus jeopardizing financing of the remainder of the trail, is there anything in motion to concentrate on the present sections? The section Between Morrisville and Jeffersonville is in need of repair, restoring the trail to its original width, and resurfacing. The sections that were quickly repaired after the Halloween flood in 2019 need more work. The trail width has diminished substantially to the point where it is 3-4 feet wide in places. The surface for the majority of the trail is lacking crushed stone. There is also substantial tree and leaf debris along the trail. I assume local contributions and possible state and federal grants might be available, but not anything in the state budget for the trail in the foreseeable future. Also, is there anything in the works to put together volunteer groups to improve some sections once stay at home orders are lifted?
2020-03-01 15:30:51 -0500
Hi Sir or Madam,
,Department of Vermont has their annual state convention At Mt Snow in May 2020 . We are looking for paid advertisements in Convention booklet.These ads are 30,50 or 100.00 for a full page.
At the moment you or I mailing them and the money to Pauline Whitcomb is the only way to accomplish getting a add in.
Many potential customers are asking for email and pay pal options which we dont have yet.
ED Gallagher ,branch 9 member St Johnsbury
Sr. Vice Chair
Department of Vermont
p.o. box 828
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2019-08-09 10:19:54 -0400
My wife Gail and i would like to be members. We are in the process of moving up to East Hardwick. Once there, we will be glad to help with the trail which will be passing just a short distance from our house in the village. I will be moving my mid-size farm tractor which has a brush hog, with which I would be glad to help keep the trail clear in our area. Blessings, David O’Brien
2019-08-08 17:15:08 -0400
Will there be a 2019 meeting?
I didn’t click the volunteer box on this form because I already have volunteered earlier today.
2019-08-08 12:21:28 -0400
Hi, members of the East Hardwick Neighborhood Organization are interested in joining the Friends of
. Could you let me know about this year’s annual meeting. Last years meeting is still on your web page. Will this year’s meeting also be in October and in Hardwick? Also, could you let me know who the
members should contact?
2019-07-01 16:01:48 -0400
My fund raising ideas regarding the
are simply rooted in how much of a joy it is to run on a protected
trail ….. as I am sure you can appreciate it is really nice to be able to turn your brain off and not think about car traffic.
Anyway ….. Here goes
The Danville Green to Main Street Saint Johnsbury is about 13 miles using the
. If you tweak the finish using Summer/Spring street, then the finish would be in front of the Fairbanks Museum.
Late Summer or Fall Foliage Race – shuffling through the leaves on the rail trail is particularly fun – The trail goes through the Presidential View estates compound in Danville which is breathtaking – a good place for the first water stop
Highlights – 90% traffic-free –
– downhill – only one hill up lower main street as you approach the finish- Parking at SJAcademy – shuttle buses to the start – or parking at Danville High – shuttle buses back to start.
I have run and biked this section repeatedly ….. some of the rock cuts on the trail are awesome
2) Cross Vermont Ultra
Eventually when the trail is complete(2022?) it will cross Vermont – Saint Johnsbury to Swanton – 92 miles I believe and should be the longest
trail in the Northeast
Possibly a great PR event to celebrate the Grand Opening would be to have an
across vermont – involving all of the various communities – business people – politicians of course -
I would push for the start in St Jay -about 170 meters in elevation – Swanton is about 40 meters – so racing west has a net downhill – peak elevation appears to be about 500 meters in Walden
Start locations also tend to get a bigger economic
Just my initial thoughts………
Let me know what you think … I like to run in these kinds of things but do not have the expertise that you do when it comes to making them happen
Thanks for what you do to spread joy and exercise around the Kingdom.
807 Willey Farm Road
2019-05-08 10:27:35 -0400
Hi! I’d like to inquire about your finances. I assume you are required to submit a 990? Is there a place I can access this online or can you send me a file? Thanks!
2019-01-02 14:47:52 -0500
Hello: I am Dan Predpall, Chair of the Greensboro Planning Commission. We are writing a Better Connections Grant application with Hardwick. This is a planning grant for evaluating the rail trail route between East Hardwick and Greensboro Bend, and looking at possible facilities that could be built with the trail, such as restrooms, parking facilities, café, bike shop, etc. We want to use this grant as a stepping stone to raising funds to design and construct to rail trail between Hardwick and Greensboro. We would appreciate if you could write a Letter of Support for this grant. It should be addressed to Richard Amore, Agency of Commerce and Community Development. You can send the letter to me at
Thank you for your help!
2018-10-19 20:59:39 -0400
hello and thanks for the food and conversation last night.
i would like to learn a bit more and explore ways to organize some fundraising.
let me know who best to speak with and how to contact.
2018-08-03 14:21:05 -0400
Donna, did you know there is a parade in Danville this weekend and they are doing a float about users of the
Please contact Keith at the town of Danville for questions. Cindy Locke is out of town; please don’t contact her.
Does someone monitor this website ?
2018-07-21 17:34:57 -0400
Is there an mailing address where I can send you a check?
2018-05-27 21:53:57 -0400
It was sad to see graffiti on the bridge between Hyde Park and Johnson today. Up until now it seemed people were respecting the trail. I’m sure there is no single answer to avoiding vandalism like this, but I do have a suggestion that might be one component of a more comprehensive plan. I was a trail ambassador on the Schuylkill River Trail in Pennsylvania. We were volunteers who used the trail. We kept an eye on things, passing info on to the local police departments when we saw vandalism or other issues. We were a safety presence for some. We educated folks on trail etiquette, trail rules and laws and safety. I bicycled a fairly substantial length of the trail near my home. I snapped photos of private property vandalism, broken glass, vandalized bollards, trail damage, etc. I rode along with a walker who was uneasy about being alone on the trail. I reminded cyclists about child helmet laws, heeding trail closures, and more. If anyone would like to discuss such a program for the
, I would be happy to meet with them.
2018-05-21 21:26:24 -0400
We would like to ride from West Danville to Saint Johnsbury but not a two-way trip. Do you know if there’s anyone who can transport bicycles and people from one end of the trail to the other for a fee? We would also like to stay overnight at one end of the trail or the other. We can find places to stay but no idea about transportation. I expect this will happen in other sections of the trail that exist now and in the future. We found this kind of shuttle Service when we hike the long trail.
2018-04-04 16:19:25 -0400
Hi there! We have a cycling charity event coming up in August and I was wondering if it was applicable to get posted to your event calendar. Below is the information:
Formerly the Harpoon Point to Point, the Point to Point, powered by
, is a fundraising event that benefits the Vermont Foodbank. The event includes cycling (riding) and running options. Riding options include 100-, 50-, and 25- mile road rides and a 20- and 10-mile trail bike ride. New this year, the Point to Point includes a half marathon.
: August 11, 2018
: Mount Ascutney
400 Ski Tow Road
Brownsville, VT 05037
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