FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2019
CONTACT: Matt Krebs, Operations & Publications Coordinator
(802) 241-8321; [email protected]
Updated Northeast Kingdom Hiking Trail Map Now Available
Vermont – The updated third edition of the Green Mountain Club’s Northeast Kingdom Hiking Trail Map is now available, both in waterproof paper form and digitally. This map has been updated to include the new Kingdom Heritage Trail on Middle Mountain and Bluff Ridge, just opened in June of this year, and the trail relocation on Wheeler Mountain. It also includes trails around Lake Willoughby and Wheeler Pond, the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge, plus Burke, Gore, Monadnock (VT), Brousseau, and Averill Mountains. The map includes directions to trailheads and trail difficulty ratings.
Purchase your new Northeast Kingdom Hiking Trail Map and get out there to enjoy the changing fall foliage in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The paper map is available at our Visitor Center in Waterbury Center as well as online at store.greenmountainclub.org.
The digital map is available through the free Avenza Maps app in the App Store and Google Play. After installing the Avenza Maps app on your mobile device, visit greenmountainclub.org/digitalmaps to purchase your map today. Proceeds benefit the work of the Green Mountain Club to maintain and protect Vermont’s hiking trails.
You don’t need a network connection to use the NEK digital map in the backcountry. It is georeferenced, allowing the GPS on your mobile device to pinpoint your location on the map as you go. Other features include the ability to see exact GPS coordinates at any time, mark places of interest, record GPS tracks, and plot your geotagged photos on the maps.
“We are excited to make this new edition of the Northeast Kingdom map available,” said GMC Operations and Publications Coordinator Matt Krebs, “so that hikers can more easily access the new Kingdom Heritage Trail System that was opened just this summer after twenty years of trail building. The Northeast Kindgom has some excellent hidden gems of hiking trails to explore, and this is the perfect time of year to hike there.”
Visit the Green Mountain Club webstore to see the complete catalog of paper and digital maps, also including Vermont’s Long Trail, Mount Mansfield and the Worcester Range, Camel’s Hump and the Monroe Skyline, Killington Area with Ascutney & Okemo, and Manchester Area with Stratton & Bromley.
Established in 1910 to build the Long Trail, the Green Mountain Club is a member-supported private non-profit organization. The GMC is dedicated to maintaining and protecting Vermont’s historic Long Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Kingdom Heritage trails in the Northeast Kingdom. Every year more than 1,000 volunteers work so that future generations will enjoy the 500-mile Long Trail System. Contact the Green Mountain Club to learn more or to become a member.