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Bike/Walk to Work Days
The Upper Valley Trails Alliance works in partnership with Upper Valley RideShare to help organize and publicize local activities associated with the National Bike and Walk to Work Day held every May. Activities range from breakfsats for muscle powered commuters to weekly or monthly challenges with chances to win some great prizes.
Safe Routes to School
The Upper Valley Trails Alliance partners with schools and others to provide assistance in planning and supporting grant-writing efforts to fund the Safe Routes to School Days, and helps advertise, guide children and provide traffic control during Norwich’s two annual Safe Routes days.
Tour de Taste: A Pedaling Picnic
Immerse yourself in a quintessential New England bicycling experience on this scenic progressive pedaling picnic through the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy the autumn foliage at your own pace, meet local producers and community members, and sample delicious, local, harvest bounty at designated meal stops and farms along the route. Last year's route map is available here. Click here for more information on last year's event.
The Upper Valley Trails Alliance sponsors and organizes periodic Trails Fairs. These are great occasions for trail users to learn about the many trail opportunities in the Upper Valley region, network with others sharing an interest in area trails, and for vendors and trail organizations to meet together and share information.
Appalachian Trail Family Hiking Day
Join the Upper Valley Trails Alliance, the Green Mountain Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Friends of the Norwich AT on one of several family friendly hikes on the Appalachian Trails. September 29, 2012. For more information on the 2012 event, click here.In 2013, Family Hiking Day will be held September 28th so save the date!
Peak to Peak
• Celebrate fall by hiking the historic trails of Woodstock, Vermonton October 13, 2012 • Join a guided hike, or pick up a FREE Walk Woodstock map and set off on your own • Check out engaging exhibits about local history, hiking trails, health and nature • Enjoy local heart-healthy picnic lunches for sale on the Green 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more info click here.
The second weekend in January is designated as the Lake Morey Winter Weekend, consisting of the Lake Morey WinterFest at the Hulbert Outdoor Center, located at the north end of Lake Morey in Fairlee, VT and the the Skate-athon hosted by the Lake Morey Resort at the south end of the lake. Several hundred people participate in these events, which were selected by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as being one of Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events, 2007-2008. WinterFest, produced in partnership with the Hulbert Outdoor Center , the Lake Morey Resort, and the Upper Valley Trails Alliance, features cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice skating and other winter activities. The second event is a non-competitive day of ice skating on the Lake Morey Ice Skating Trail, and is a fundraiser for the Trails Alliance to help support maintenance of the ice skating trail.