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Bob Primeau has been doing a great job of roughing out the connector trail north of Ridge Hill drive.  It will become a good trail much more quickly if we do some finish work on it. I find the best tool is the yellow McLeod to smooth it out, and either hand clippers or other clippers to remove the roots. If you have an hour or two of extra time, we will all benefit if we pitch in.  Thanks.  Peter Harris   We store tool in the back corner of the barn.

8/13...Two new mountain bike trails are now open! “Brand X“ which is a really fun downhill trail and of course “Back Up.” Both are accessed from the Ridgehill Connector Trail.

Follow the following link to TrailForks from the most current map...

https://www.trailforks.com/region/memphremagog-trails-26126/?activitytype=1&z=14.5&lat=44.95766&lon=-72.18038

All trails are riding “ideal” right now...come ride

.. https://vmba.org/covid-19-trails-you/  click this link to see the new VMBA trail opening guide lines as the governor slowly opens recreation in VermontPlease respect Vermont’s social distancing protocols.

*Volunteers* We are keeping an ongoing record of volunteer hours for reference for our trail grants. When you complete volunteer trail work, send me your name, date, project and hours to kiser52@comcast.net

...It’s tick season!

Do not park in front of owners driveway above the parking lot!!  

Trail maps are available at the kiosks at the parking lot and at Sadie’s bridge off the bike path.

   SEE RENTALS PAGE   FULL BIKE TRAIL REPORT

MSTF is a non profit corporation with a mission to create and promote a system of top-rate, easily accessible cross country ski and mountain bike trails. These beautiful trails are located off the Beebe Spur Rail Trail between Derby and Newport, Vermont, and  extend from Lake Memphremagog to the Top of the World.

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Year-Round Fun

Winter Use

For 2019 MSTF will return to the top of the World with groomed Skate and Classic Ski trails for all abilities.  In addition to the core trails in the Primeau Woods and Bike path, we will also be grooming the Bluff Farm.  Our fee structure has changed substantially - see the membership page or below. 

Summer Use

We have big plans! Over the next 2 years, we will be adding 7-10 miles of new single track and hiking trail, also extending to the beautiful "Top of the World" views.  State regulations are slowing this down somewhat but the state is also helping with a major grant! There will be a mix of beginner to intermediate terrain, including machine-built flow trails. 

We are partnering with VMBA (the Vermont Mountain Biking Association) in these efforts. MSTF members will now be joining VMBA with their summertime memberships, required for riding the trails. Joining our VMBA chapter (Memphremagog Trails) will entitle you to ride at more than 20 other VMBA sites around the state, as well as numerous other VMBA  benefits.  

Year-round memberships are discounted - click the membership button above for all membership options.

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So You Want To Help

Engaging the community is part of our mission! We have dozens endless work for you to do:

Group Work Days - 2nd Saturday of every month 9-1 meet at the barn.

Volunteer - check your email to make sure you are not filtering out our emails. let me know if you want to be on the work listserv  (contact elliebobp@gmail.com )

I have two hours to make a difference... - clip out any mtb trail (48" wide) or ski trail (3 feet back from the trail's edge) .

Ski with kids at the Bill Koch Club

So you want to run a groomer...

Prefer to hang out in a warm room?

XC ski and mountain bike trails await in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom on the shores of Lake Memphremagog....one lake, two countries!

Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.                     PO Box 1457, Newport, VT 05855

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