Here you will find info on the NEKGMC’s trail work projects, details about the section’s ‘adopt-a-trail’ program, and news about trail building and maintaining in the Northeast Kingdom.
GMC has developed a management plan for hiking trails on the former Champion Lands in northern Essex County, a region that includes over 300,000 acres of public and private conservation land. The trail plan calls for the development over time of a network of trails linking together existing trails on Bluff and Gore Mountains as well as the development of new connecting trails, many of which follow existing woods roads and skid trails. The proposed system could include up to twenty miles of hiking trails that provide access to such unique areas as Unknown Pond, Middle Mountain and the Bluff Mountain Ridgeline. While the plan is extensive, it calls for the slow development of trails on only a fraction of the former Champion property. Working with the principle stakeholders: the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Weyerhaeuser, the Nature Conservancy, the Vermont Land Trust, VAST and other partners, GMC seeks to create a thoughtful and rewarding hiking experience that compliments the rugged and pristine nature of this wild corner of Vermont.
GMC hiking Corridor Management plan, 2016
GMC Phase II Abstract_2007.pdf