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General Information on Trails

*Announcements - Important Information*

The Williston Conservation Commission (WCC) and planning staff maintain and manage the Town's growing network of parks and trails, which includes 256 acres of parkland, 279 acres of conservation areas, and 12 miles of trails.  Conservation staff and interns work with local volunteers and businesses to maintain Williston's parks and trails.

The Town of Williston began a more formalized volunteer trail stewardship program called Adopt-a-Trail in 2019. The town would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who have volunteered to adopt and steward trails:

Five Tree Hill Country Park - Karen Benway and Sue Dodge

Sucker Brook Hollow Country Park - Scout Troop 692

Mud Pond Conservation Area (West Side) - AVAILABLE

Mud Pond Conservation Area (East Side) - Terry Marron

Schmoker Connection (Five Tree Hill to Mud Pond) - Richmond/Williston Rotary Club

Allen Brook Nature Trail - AVAILABLE

Oak View Hill Trails - Mike Isham and Helen Weston

The town welcomes additional trail stewards for these trails and others. If you are interested in adopting a trail or volunteering on specific projects occasionally as the need arises, please contact Andrew Plumb at aplumb@willistonvt.org. If you notice an issue on town trails that needs attention, please contact us at trailsteward@willistonvt.org.

The Catamount Community Forest is the newest addition to Williston's  protected open space. The nearly 400-acre property has been a well-loved destination for a diversity of outdoor recreation for the last 4 decades.  The land, now owned by the Town, serves as a town forest and is managed by the nonprofit Catamount Outdoor Family Center (COFC) for mountain biking, Nordic skiing, environmental education, and other year-round public access. While some activities such as skiing and mountain biking require purchase of a trail pass, pedestrian access (walking, running, snowshoeing) is free and visitors are asked to sign into the register at the Hub before venturing out on the trails. Note that the COFC closes the trail system to all uses during the spring and late fall seasons when wet conditions make the trails particularly vulnerable to damage. To protect this valuable trail network, please respect and abide by all trail closures.

You can access trails maps below...

Please follow the rules for responsible trails use. 

Mountain biking and fat biking are allowed at Mud Pond Country Park and Catamount when trails are not muddy. These trails are closed by the managing organizations  during the spring mud season and at other times of year as needed.  To prevent trail erosion we strongly recommend limiting all trail usage during mud season, and reserve the right to close trails when conditions warrant.

Dogs are not allowed at Catamount and Oak View Hill trails, but feel free to bring them to our other country parks.

Please plan ahead. Please pick up and properly dispose of your dog's waste.  Please be courteous of others by keeping dogs in control at all times. Dogs are required to be leashed on trails that cross through private property.

 
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