Green Mountain Club

GMC Christens New Foot Bridge

The Green Mountain Club’s 105th Annual Meeting is a lively weekend for hikers, paddlers, families and friends. The weekend will include the long awaited opening celebration of the Winooski Valley Long Trail Relocation and its centerpiece, our new 224-foot hiker footbridge!

After more than 100 years of resolve, a road walk north of Camel’s Hump has been replaced by a handsome suspension bridge across the Winooski River in Bolton and a new trail north of the river over Stimson Mountain. The club wants you to join in celebrating this historic event.

Friday, June 12,  a ceremonial Long Trail blazing and ribbon cutting will occur at the footbridge.  Later in the day,   refreshments and evening entertainment will be provided at the GMC Visitor Center in Waterbury Center.  It’ll feature music by Full Circle Recorders and a photo slide show showing trail images from our southern sections.

Saturday, June 13, will kick off with a continental breakfast and get you registered for the day’s outings before the business meeting gets under way. The business meeting will help you catch up on club events, as well as honor recipients of the President’s Award and honorary life memberships.

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There will also be a silent auction fundraiser running throughout the day. If you have lightly used outdoor gear or clothing, drop it off at the visitor center between 8:00 and 11:30 a.m. to be entered in the auction. Of course donations of new gear or clothing are also welcome.

Get more info and Register in advance on the Club website…

VPR ran an interview the morning of June 11 with Mike DeBonis (Executive Director) about the footbridge  Listen Here 

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