Upcoming Events


       EVENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2020

  • CVT Fall Foliage Bicycle Ride (23rd Year)  . . . . . . Saturday September 26th
  • Paddle the Border (17th year)
  • Fall  Paddle is  Sunday is Sunday October 4th
  • Trail Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year Round

Fall Foliage Bike Ride on the Cross Vermont Trail

23rd year

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2020
Hosted By

Cross Vermont Trail Association

Newbury Conservation Commission

We’re excited to announce this special round trip edition of our Fall Foliage Bike Ride!

This year’s route will have simplified logistics and be a round trip ride within the confines of the Groton State Forest [versus our traditional one-way ride]. This section of the Cross Vermont Trail will follow the historic Montpelier-Wells River Railroad , taking us in and out of woodlands and past secluded lakes. The Groton State Forest should be in all its fall glory and at near peak in terms of color.

We’ll meet in the parking area at Upper Valley grill [ 2967 Scott Hwy. Groton, Vt. 05046] Our route will then head north on the Cross Vermont Trail to the 4 corners at Lanesboro. We’ll then turn around and ride back to Upper Valley Grill. Trip distance is about 16.5 miles round trip, all on the Cross Vermont Trail. Ride time should be approximately 1.5-2 hours for most participants.

Starting time 9:30am for sign in and bike safety cheek. At 10:00 we ride.

For a shorter family friendly ride [good for those with younger children or less experienced riders] we suggest Boulder Beach Rd. as a turn around point. Trip distance is just under 11 miles.

Volunteers will be at the start of the event to give directions and information about the ride. We will post volunteers at the major road crossing, and the turn around at Lanesboro for assistance and safety.

There will not be a cookout or informational displays at the end of the ride.

These changes will help us to adhering to Covid 19 rule by:

1. Cutting out the post ride lunch and gathering, keeping with social distancing guidelines.

2. Cutting out the need to shuttle folks back at the end of ride.

Come Join the Fun of a Fall Foliage Bike Ride on the CVT

Bring your family and friends. Learn what the CVT is all about.

For More Info Contact

Michael Thomas 802-757-3960 mikethom1@charter.net

www.newburyconservation.org www.crossvermont.org

Paddle the Border: The Fall Paddle 2020 date is Sunday October 4th, from the Newbury Boat Launch beside the Newbury-Haverhill Bridge, to the Bugbee landing in Bradford, Vermont.

A Canoe and Kayak paddle on the Connecticut River held in May and October. PTB was started as a way for community organizations from Vermont and New Hampshire to work together to ” Show Case” our shared asset, the Connecticut River. PTB promotes the natural, cultural, scenic and recreational resources of the Connecticut River, in a way that would also provide an economic boost to the area. PTB is held twice a year weather permitting-no rain dates are planned.

The Spring Paddle 2021 date is May 23rd: [ 18th Year]

From Woodsville Community Field to the Bedell Bridge State Park Boat Launch off Route 10, Haverhill Corner, NH.

There is a shuttle service from the take out, to the launch sight. This Shuttle Service has been providing by Butler Bus Company (we thank them).The Shuttle Service is available from 10am to 11am; This gives us a suggested launch time of 10:30 to 11:30am. The approximate paddle time for the spring and fall paddle is 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

All events are weather permitting, and all participants must abide by safe boating rules and regulation.

Covid 19 Guidelines:

  • Wearing Mask a must, when on the Bus and when volunteers help you get in and out of your boat. 6 foot spacing in line.

  • To ride the Shuttle Bus your must have a mask on, temperature taken, give info for Contact Tracing, safe seat spacing on the bus every other seat.

  • If you choose to use your own transportation All Safe Boating and Covid Rules Still Apply

  • We are not having the BBQ lunch or music by Strawberry Farm band this year to adhere to Covid Social Distancing Guidelines.

So come, meet new friends and fellow paddlers, whatever the reason join the fun!

To learn more about PTB or to get involved contact :

Michael Thomas 802-757-3960 mikethom1@charter.net

Newbury Conservation Commission www.newburyconservation.org

Cohase Chamber of Commerce www.choase.org

Haverhill Rec. Department rec@haverhill-nh.com

Trail Maintenance is a year round effort. The most effective way to maintain the trail system is by utilizing volunteers.  What a great way to enjoy the outdoors and assist others at the same time.  If you are not familiar with the hiking trails in Newbury and/or would like to volunteer your time, please contact any NCC member and we will gladly show you the trails.

 For more information, please contact:

           Conservationnewbury@gmail.com      

Michael Thomas 802-757-3960

mikethom1@charter.net