Green Mountain Club’s 24th Annual
Winter Trails Day
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
At the Green Mountain Club Visitor Center, Waterbury Center, VT
Try out winter hiking with experienced GMC leaders and join our community for a fun-filled day at the Green Mountain Club’s Visitor Center in Waterbury Center. There will be guided group hikes around the northern Green Mountains, winter skills workshops, children’s activities, and a campfire all day with s’mores. After the hikers return, enjoy the après party and the raffle!
Registration begins at 8:30AM
Winter Preparedness Workshop, 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Animal Tracking Workshop, 10:45AM – 12:00 PM
Snowshoe Art Design, 12:30PM – 1:45PM
Children’s Obstacle Race, 2:00PM – 2:30 PM
Animal Tracking Workshop, 1:45PM – 3:00PM
Après Party, 3:00PM – 5:00PM (Raffle drawing at 4:00PM)
Sign-up for Trivia, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
GMC Archives Display, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Campfire & Smores, All-Day!
Sledding Hill, All-Day!
Children’s Crafts, All-Day!
*schedule subject to change*
Guided Group Hikes
To join a hike please arrive at the Green Mountain Club 5-10 minutes before the listed hike time. All hike participants will carpool from the Green Mountain Club to the hike trailhead. Hike times are approximate.
Camel’s Hump, 8:30AM – 3:00PM, 7.4 miles, most difficult
Buchanan Shelter, 8:45AM – 1:30PM, 4.4 miles, moderate/difficult
Beaver Meadow Lodge, 9:00AM – 2:00PM, 4.6 miles, moderate
20s & 30s Hike to Sterling Pond, 9:00AM – 3:00PM, 6.4 miles, moderate/difficult
Taft Lodge, 9:30AM – 3:00PM, 3.8 miles, difficult
Short Trail, 9:45AM – 10:15AM, o.5 mile, easy
Duxbury Window, 10:00AM – 2:00PM, 3.2 miles, moderate/difficult
Mount Hunger, 10:30AM – 3:00PM, 4.4 miles, difficult
Taylor Lodge, 11:00AM – 3:00PM, 4.6 miles, moderate
Barnes Camp Loop, 12:30PM – 2:45PM, 1.5 miles, moderate
Sterling Falls Gorge, 1:00PM – 3:00PM, 0.5 mile, easy
Baby/Toddler Hike on the Short Trail, 12:45PM – 1:45PM, 0.5 mile, easy
Bingham Falls, 1:00PM – 3:00PM, 0.5 mile, easy
*schedule subject to change*
Winter Trails Day is an indoor/outdoor event. Please dress for the weather, avoiding cotton and instead wearing wool and synthetic layers. If you are planning to go on a hike, bring a day pack and water bottles, along with extra layers, winter hat, gloves/mittens, and appropriate boots. Bringing a change of clothes will allow you to enjoy the après party in warm, dry layers. We will have some trail snacks available to pack for your hike but please also pack a lunch and snacks.
If you have snowshoes and microspikes already, please bring them! Snowshoe and microspikes demos will be available to lend to those who don’t have any courtesy of Outdoor Gear Exchange.
We hope that you will enjoy your hikes/workshops and then stay for the après party, with drinks and food supplied by Burlington Beer Company and The Pizza Joint. We will be raffling off some exciting prizes from GMC’s Visitor Center store and local businesses and ski areas.
Thank you to our sponsors: