Willoughby State Forest Weekly Trails Update
All the trails have been groomed as of 1/14/2018, which include the Little Loop, Middle Loop, Bartlett Loop, the Connector trail, the CCC road and the Bartlett Mountain Rd. Tracks are set on the Little and Middle loops along with the two roads. The warm temps and rain will not stop us this time! The trails froze in hard and now have about 2 inches of groomed powder on top. Conditions should be great! We plan to groom again on Friday, January 19th .
SNOW REPORT: Willoughby State Forest Nordic Trails
Conditions: Packed powder where groomed.
PLEASE SKI SAFELY! AND HAVE FUN!
|CCC Road||2.75 K||open, groomed, track set|
|Bartlett Mtn Loop||1.5 K||open, groomed|
|Connector||1.0 K||open, groomed|
|Bartlett Mtn Road||2.5 K||open, groomed, track set|
|Small Loop||1.5 K||open, groomed, track set|
|Middle Loop||2.75 K||open, groomed, track set|
About Willoughby State Forest Trails
The Willoughby trails include 12 kilometers of wide groomed terrain suitable for both skate and classic skiing and are a gateway to other parts of Willoughby State Forest. Other uses (snowshoeing, walking, crampons, etc.) should avoid the groomed lanes and keep to one side (please). Leashed dogs (per Westmore Ordinance) are permitted; visitors are expected to clean up after their dogs on the groomed trails and in the parking area.
Trails are groomed 2-3 days per week, weather permitting. Trail use is by donation (suggested $5/person) and helps defray maintenance and grooming expenses. Thank you.
NorthWoods Trails Update
Trails were groomed 1/16/18 and are ready to go. The warm temps and rain took a lot of our snow but the trails still look good. However the warm temps did uncover a couple hazardous areas to look out for on the trail. So please be careful out there.
We endeavor to groom trails 2-3 times a week, weather permitting. Trail use is by donation (suggested $5/person) and defrays the expense of maintenance and grooming. Maps, rentals, and information are available at our Lodge.
SNOW REPORT: NorthWoods Trails
Trails groomed: 8 kilometers
Conditions: generally loose granular, packed powder where groomed (temp dependent)
PLEASE NOTE: NorthWoods trails may have “early season conditions”, meaning there may be hazards on or adjacent to the trails, including thin cover, some wet crossings and shallow-depth rocks, stumps and branches. Please use caution!
NorthWoods Nordic Trails
|Leadership Trail||2.5 K||open, groomed||some thin cover, wet hazards between junctions 6-8|
|Tamarack Island||1.5 K||open, groomed|
|Up and Away||0.5 K||open, groomed|
|Meadow Loop||1.0 K||open, groomed|
|Lower Clyde||1.5 K||open, backcountry|
|Shed Trail||0.25 K||open, groomed|
|Pond Loop||0.25 K||open, groomed|
|Tripp Hill Connector||1.5 K||open, groomed|
|Above and Beyond||1.0 K||open, groomed|
|Echo Lake Trail||1.5 K||open, groomed|
|Olympic||0.5 K||open, not groomed||Thin cover|
North Woods Backcountry & Snowshoe Trails
Wolcott Homestead Trail0.75 Kopen
|Lang Brook Trail||1.0 K||open, packed||all trails are open but not groomed; use discretion|
|Gardner Path||0.75 K||open|
|Lower Clyde||1.5 K||open|
|Echo Lake Shore Trail||0.5 K||open|
|Wolcott Homestead Trail||0.75 K||open|
|Tripp Hill West||2.5 K||open|
About NorthWoods Stewardship Center Nordic Trails
Ten Mile Square Road, East Charleston, Vt
We are open for skiing and snowshoeing during business hours, Monday-Friday, and offer a variety of terrain and trails. Staff is on-hand to provide rentals, answer questions, distribute maps and lead guided programs (see our website for a complete list of winter activities). Maps
and information are available at the Lodge and at selected trail locations. Trail donations are collected on the honor system and help pay for grooming and trail maintenance expenses. For after hours and weekend use, check-in at our back entry and outdoor info kiosk.
NorthWoods Business Hours: Mon – Fri 8am- 4:30pm
Trail use: $5/person/day (suggested donation)
Ski Rentals: $10/day (nnn bindings and boots)
Snowshoe Rentals: $5/day
Weekend and after hours Rentals are by appointment
Maps and Sign-in at our outdoor kiosk.
We are dog-friendly! (Please clean up after your pet)