Events this Weekend

highfivephotoBike racers, runners and volunteers take note: two events are upcoming this weekend:

First up is the Millstone Relay on Saturday.
See http://gearworksproductions.com/millstonerelay for all information. The race organizers are looking for a couple of volunteers to help; if you’re interested, drop them a line!

Then on Sunday, The Barre Heritage Festival 5K Race gets underway. See http://cvrunners.org/?page_id=379% for all the details.

Due to these events, we invite non-competing trail users to explore the Gnome Man’s Land or Canyonlands regions of the MTA trail system this weekend.

Learn to Identify Invasive Plants!

AngryGnome3Learn to Identify Invasive Plants!

Tuesday, July 19, at 9:00 am

Dan Singleton, Washington County Forester, will join the Tuesday Morning Walkers. Dan will discuss how to get rid of invasives in your own yard, too.

Tuesday Morning Walkers info: Every Tuesday at 9:00 am, beginning June 7, 2016, and continuing through September, join Marianne Kotch and Suzy Klinefelter for easy to moderate walks, exploring various trails and lookouts. All ages and newcomers are always welcome. All walks begin at the kiosk at the 44 Brook St., Websterville 05678 parking area and last approximately an hour and a half. If it’s raining enough for an umbrella, the walk will be cancelled.

Questions? Can’t make any of these days/times? Call Marianne Kotch at 476-4185 for details or to set up a personal tour.

June Volunteer Day Change

395928_415643608473094_712171612_nWant to help out on the trails? Volunteers, take note: MTA’s next trail day will be held on Sunday, June 19 at 8am. (instead of Saturday as previously scheduled). Meet at the town forest parking, 44 Brook street. We will be repairing the Locomotion elevated dirt bridge. Bring gloves, bug spray and a shovel. MTA will bring the rest!

Tuesday Night Group Rides – Join Us!

Credit: Jeb Wallace-BrodeurCome out and join MTA for Tuesday night group rides at Millstone all season long! The first one gets underway on June 14th at 5:30. Meet at the 44 Brook St. parking lot. Rides will be based on fun, not speed or ability level. All are welcome. You must have a mountain bike; no cycle cross, bmx or road bikes allowed. Bring a helmet and bike lights are encouraged. For more information, contact us!

Commune with Nature on Alternate Sunday Mornings!

Samantha Ryan "Maiden Hair Fern"
Samantha Ryan “Maiden Hair Fern”

Commune with Nature on Alternate Sunday Mornings!

Beginning Sunday, June 12, at 9:00 am and continuing on alternate Sundays (watch The World for dates), join naturalist Samantha Ryan for easy to moderate walks through the forest. Bring your camera for advice on photo-worthy sights, including fungi and bugs. Meet at the kiosk at 44 Brook St., Websterville 05678 parking area.

Questions? Can’t make any of these days/times? Call Marianne Kotch at 476-4185 for details or to set up a personal tour.

Join the Tuesday Morning Walkers!

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Join the Tuesday Morning Walkers!

Every Tuesday at 9:00 am, beginning June 7, 2016, and continuing through September, join Marianne Kotch and Suzy Klinefelter for easy to moderate walks, exploring various trails and lookouts. All ages and newcomers are always welcome. All walks begin at the kiosk at the 44 Brook St., Websterville 05678 parking area and last approximately an hour and a half. If it’s raining enough for an umbrella, the walk will be cancelled.

Questions? Can’t make any of these days/times? Call Marianne Kotch at 476-4185 for details or to set up a personal tour.

Disc Golf Tournament this Saturday

QuarryDiscGolf_LogoTownThis Saturday, May 28 from about 8AM to 6PM, there will be a Green Mtn Disc Golf Tournament at The Quarries course. We expect approx. 75 players from around New England and Canada, bringing some of the top regional players to our area. The 44 Brook St lot will be pretty full due to this; please consider alternate parking areas to access the trails on this day. Also, keep a heads up if you are riding on bike trails around the course – we kindly ask that bikers yield to disc golf players as they’ll have morning and afternoon rounds in process. This is a VT and New England points series event, spectators are encouraged, but The Quarries Disc Golf would like to keep the course area clear of hindrances that might impede play. We appreciate your cooperation and consideration!

Help Fairies Live in Our Forest!

Cody Chouinard
Photo: Cody Chouinard

Help Fairies Live in Our Forest!

Saturday, May 14 – 1:00 pm

Fairy House Storytime

Join children’s librarian and bagpiper Ian Gauthier at the kiosk at the 44 Brook St., Websterville parking area for a short walk and stories followed by fairy house building with natural materials. For kids preschool and up and their parents. No need to bring anything, but dress for conditions. If it rains, we will unfortunately have to cancel. Call Marianne Kotch at 476-4185 for details.

Time to Ride – We are Open

Millstone Trails is officially open for the mountain biking season today!  The weather is beautiful, come out and ride.

Don’t forget, day passes are required for mountain biking.  You can find out where to buy them right here.

Or, consider becoming a Member.  Membership supports our trail maintenance efforts, gets you a host of benefits from VMBA and pays for itself after just 5 rides.  Check out all the details here.

Happy riding!

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