Green Mountain Club’s 22nd Annual
Winter Trails Day
Saturday, March 3rd, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
At the Green Mountain Club Visitor Center in Waterbury Center, Vermont
Try out winter hiking with experienced GMC leaders and join our great community for a fun-filled day at GMC in Waterbury Center. There will be guided group hikes, winter skills workshops, snowshoe demos from Umiak Outdoor Outfitters, kids’ activities, and a bonfire all day. Then stay for the après party with food and drinks sponsored by The Pizza Joint and Idletyme Brewing, and a big raffle!
If you would like to volunteer at Winter Trails Day, please contact Rob Rives at [email protected].
8:30am Registration begins
9:30-10:30am Winter Preparedness Workshop
10:45-12:00pm Animal Tracking Workshop
12:30-1:30pm Wildlife Adaptations
1:00-3:00pm Kids’ Craft – Nature Painting
1:45-3:00pm Animal Tracking Workshop
3:00-5:00pm Après party with drinks and food
4:30pm Raffle drawing (Must be present to win)
All Day Bonfire with S’mores, Snowshoe Demos, Snowman Building, Sledding Hill (Some sleds provided but BYO sled if possible)
Guided Group Hikes
8:30am-3:00pm Camel’s Hump via Monroe Trail, 7.4 miles, difficult
8:45-10:30am Bingham Falls, 0.5 mile, easy
9:15-10:30am Short Trail, 0.5 mile, easy
9:45am-12:00pm Camel’s Hump View, 0.8 mile, easy
9:45am-12:00pm Little River State Park – Nature Trail, 2.7 miles, moderate
10:30am-3:00pm Honey Hollow, 3-4 miles, moderate
10:45am-3:00pm Taylor Lodge, 4.6 miles, moderate
10:45am-3:00pm Mount Hunger, 4.4 miles, difficult
11:30am-1:30pm Duxbury Window, 3.2 miles, moderate
11:45am-3:00pm Stowe Pinnacle, 3.6 miles, moderate
12:15-1:30pm Short Trail, 0.5 mile, easy
12:30-3:00pm Smugglers’ Notch Road, 2.8 miles, moderate
1:00-3:00pm Wiessner Woods – Sugar House Loop or Meadow Loop, 1-2 miles, easy
1:15-3:00pm Sterling Falls Gorge, 0.5 mile, easy
*Schedule subject to change*
This is an indoor/outdoor event. Although some workshops are inside, make sure to dress for the weather – wool or synthetic layers are best. If you are going on a hike, bring a day pack and water bottles if you have them, along with multiple hats and gloves. You may also want an extra shirt and socks to have something dry to change into after hiking. We will have some snacks available to take out on your hike but please also pack snacks and lunch.
If you have snowshoes and microspikes already, please bring them! Snowshoe demos will be available to lend to those who don’t have any.
We hope that you will enjoy your hikes/workshops and then stay for the après party from 3-5pm. Food and drinks will be available at that time and we will be raffling off some exciting prizes!
Winter Trails Day is sponsored by:
And thank you, as always, to our corporate sponsors: