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Vermont Hiking Trails

Appalachian Trail from Chateauguay Road to Stony Brook Road (3.9 miles)

Appalachian Trail from Chateauguay Road to Stony Brook Road Part of a 25 mile section of the AT that is easily accessible in the Woodstock area (see AT info), the section from Chateauguay Road (pronounced "shat-a-gee") to Stony Brook Road traverses the Les Newell Wildlife Management Area, a 7,988 acre tract of Vermont land. This is a part of a 50,000 acre plot of undeveloped land in the area. You will also cross Vermont's Continental Divide. Westward flowing water reaches Lake Champlain. Eastward flowing water reaches the Connecticut River.

The Hike: The trail goes up and down, but generally trends downhill (see map). After crossing logging roads and small brooks, at mile 2, you will pass the Continental Divide, a small pond and a sag just before reaching a height of land. You leave the Les Newell Wildlife Management Area as you reach Stony Brook Road at 3.9 miles.

Getting There: The trail crossing can be reached with a high clearance vehicle over a rugged narrow dirt road. There is parking for three vehicles at the crossing. Alternatively, there are several small areas withing walking distance alongside this active logging road where parking could be accomodated. The trailhead is 3.2 miles west of Route 12, off West Hill Road, north of the Barnard General Store.

Click "View on Google Maps" for a bigger map and driving directions to Chateauguay Road. From this point, proceed another 1.4 miles to reach the trailhead.

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