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VT Velomont Trail, Hut-to-Hut Network Receives Grant

A ride through the autumn woods.

New England mountain bikers are excited over the announcement of a $140,000 grant that will help fund master planning of the new Velomont trail. The Velomont aims to connect 485 miles of new and existing mountain-bike trails to create a continuous trail system extending from Vermont’s southern border to Canada and featuring a series of backcountry huts where riders can stay overnight on multiday trips.

When completed, the Velomont Trail will extend 485 miles and link 19 existing mountain-bike trails.

According to the Velomont Trail website, when completed the Velomont will connect numerous towns and villages, and “put Vermont on par with destination-quality experiences found in places like Europe and New Zealand, where users can enjoy an evening in a mountain hut followed by an afternoon spending their money at a local farmers’ market or general store before heading back into the forest.”

But the Velomont won’t be limited to cross-country cycling. The multi-use trail will be open year-round for snowshoeing and even backcountry skiing and split-boarding on certain sections, such as Brandon Gap.

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